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Cummings or Wilkinson Ridge?

There is an interesting ridge between Raspberry and Pasque in the series of ridges lining the west side of Highway 40 before the road starts its winding ascent to Wilkinson Summit. We set out to climb it on a cold, blustery July day with rain in the air.

There is a new approach trail to the top of Green Mountain that’s a lot easier than the now overgrown original route. Possibly a game trail once, there is a horse trail that takes you to the foot of the open slopes below the summit.

Popular Day Hikes

New editions of our Popular Day Hikes book have just been released in time for the hiking season. Gillean’s Popular Day Hikes in Kananaskis Country has been substantially revised and updated, while;Tony’s Popular Day Hikes in the Canadian Rockies has seen few changes.

Mystery on the Hunchback Hills

On our way down from one of the peaks of the Hunchback Hills Gill found a debris patch that could possibly be an old crash site. There were small pieces of sheet metal and a few larger pieces containing what looked like fuel lines embedded in chunks of metal that were obviously fused together by very high temperatures.

There’s now a well thought out network of snowshoe/winter walking trails in lower Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that  enables snowshoers to create their own short and long loops starting from parking lots at Elk Pass, Boulton Bridge, Boulton Creek, Elkwood, William Watson Lodge, Canyon, the Discovery Centre and Pocaterra.

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