Tom Snow in Moose Creek

by Gillean Daffern on April 25, 2015

Moose Creek

The trail disappears into the creek just after the second creek crossing.

We have seen no reports on the post flood state of the Tom Snow trail north of Bragg Creek, so decided to go take a look.

We had hiked the section between Dawson and the Husky well road previously and found a few big trees across it near the junction with Cox Hill trail, but that was all. But the section up Moose Creek was unlikely to have fared as well, even though the K Country trail report says it’s open, and with no warnings to imply there is anything the  the matter with it. WRONG! [click to continue…]

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Friends Planning Busy Trails Season

by Tony Daffern on April 3, 2015

Ribbon Creek trail work

Friends of Kananaskis Country crew working on Ribbon Creek. Photo Alf Skrastins.

Friends of Kananaskis Country, High Rockies Trail and ESRD are planning an exceptional year of flood and non-flood related trail projects for 2015. Chairman, Derek Ryder, is projecting 45-50 volunteer trail days, 30% more than last year. They are, of course, looking for volunteers. You don’t have to be a pick-axe wielding strongman — volunteers are needed for many levels of activity, from reporting on trail conditions to digging drainage ditches. Some of the tasks from least to most strenuous are:

  • Litter pickup, maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, and trail condition reporting.
  • Small drainage ditching and deadfall removal with hand tools, and repair/replace signage.
  • Trail surfacing, bridge repair, digging/clearing drainage ditches, and large deadfall removal.

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Grizzly Bear Research in K Country & Alberta

March 10, 2015

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

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Winter Walks on Mount Barwell

March 1, 2015

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 […]

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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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