Looking for flood stories and photos

by Gillean Daffern on May 14, 2015

Cataract Creek bridge

Washed aside bridge in Cataract Creek

Rocky Mountain Books is working with Friends of Kananaskis Country and Alberta Parks to produce a book on the Kananaskis Flood of 2013. It’s mostly a picture book with some text. All royalties will be going to Friends to help finance trail repair. (Still a lot to be done.)

Looking for individual stories and pics from people who were out there during the rains. Not just in the mountains, but also in  Canmore, Exshaw and Bragg Creek.  If you have a story to tell, no matter how small, or have photos, please email me: gilleand(at)shaw.ca.


Elbow River Watershed – Hydrology & Land Use

by Tony Daffern on May 6, 2015

Elbow watershed

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership and Sustainable Redwood are hosting a presentation Changing Hydrology and Land Use in the Elbow River Watershed by Dr. Danielle Marceau of the University of Calgary on Tuesday, May 12th, 7-8:30 pm at Redwood House (#1 Manyhorses Drive, Redwood Meadows). This is a free event, but donations at the door will be graciously accepted!

For more information and to register.


Tom Snow in Moose Creek

April 25, 2015

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 […]

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Friends Planning Busy Trails Season

April 3, 2015

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 […]

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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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