Grizzly Bear Research in K Country & Alberta

by Tony Daffern on March 10, 2015


Photo: Friends of Kananaskis Country.

Friends of Kananaskis Country present Grizzly Bear Research in Kananaskis Country and Alberta: A Two-Part Talk by John Paczkowski and Gordon Stenhouse.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm | UofC (Science Theatre) ST 135, 527 Campus Place NW [click to continue…]


Winter Walks on Mount Barwell

by Gillean Daffern on March 1, 2015

Trail through the cutblocks.

Trail through the cutblocks.

This is the story of two trips to Highway 549. The first was to check out reports of well roads being gated in an effort to stop Pengrowth’s well sites being used as shooting ranges. And it’s true. Gates have been installed by ministerial order (am I the only one who dislikes that term?) on the Mesa Butte access trails down by the highway. Just means we have to walk a little bit farther. No big deal there.  However, the gate on the Threepoint Creek trail is another story. It is situated on the east side of the bridge over Threepoint Creek and means we can no longer drive to accesses 2 and 3 described on page 204 of  volume 4.  You’re gonna need a bike if you have any hope of getting to the great viewpoint on the Hogs Back trail. [click to continue…]

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Snowshoe Elk Pass

February 15, 2015

description of Elk Pass snowshoe trail in Peter Lougheed Park.

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Flood Repairs to Trails – Information Session

February 14, 2015

ESRD is holding a public information session on Thursday, February 19, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel West (opposite Canada Olympic Park). There will be a program update from 2014 and information on proposed 2015 projects for ESRD’s Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program. Staff will be available to answer questions and to identify potential […]

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Snowshoe Rummel Ridge

January 25, 2015

Snowshoe trip up Rummel Ridge in the Smith-Dorrien

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The RMB Forum Archive

January 5, 2015

Back when we owned Rocky Mountain Books we started a forum that became the meeting place for local climbers and scramblers. Unfortunately in 2010 Heritage House developed a new RMB site with a different service provider who could not support the forum. Fortunately, Vern Dewit managed to rescue (way beyond our technical ability) thousands of posts, […]

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Some Winter Walking/Snowshoeing Options at West Bragg Creek

December 29, 2014

Back in 2008, in the early days of this blog, we promoted a skiing/hiking trail that we called North Bragg. It was used and maintained by equestrians who called it Hidden Trail, part of a ride that also included Moose Loop. The trail started up Hostel Loop, then up over what is now called Demi-Tel, […]

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Snowshoe Snowy Owl at West Bragg Creek

December 8, 2014

Now that the snow has arrived, it’s time to check out Snowy Owl and Snowy Shortcut, two new snowshoe trails at West Bragg Creek. Built by volunteers from the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association this addition brings the total trail network at West Bragg Creek up to 106 km. Snowy Owl trail makes a large […]

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Snowshoe Canmore Nordic Centre

December 3, 2014

The Canmore Nordic Centre has recently created a very pleasant 3 km snowshoe trail; a mixture of old roads and single-track bike trails. Unfortunately the start is hard to find if you don’t know the area in summer and the trail has nowhere near enough signs to make it easy to follow in winter. While […]

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A “Momentous Occasion” for Alberta’s Wild Horses

November 28, 2014

WHOAS, The Wild Horse of Alberta Society, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). This five year agreement allows WHOAS to work in collaboration with ESRD to humanely manage wild horse populations in the Sundre area. Hopefully it will also take the pressure off wild horses in Kananaskis Country.

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