I had not hiked up the access road before and it’s been years since I’d even driven the road. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was. At this time of year, the road is in the sunshine almost the whole way. And the views along the way were pretty impressive.
In the winter, the Sheep River is usually frozen and crossing on the ice is an easy way to access trails on the south side of the river.
A report of the Kananaskis Country Trail User’s Group Meeting, February 10th, 2010.
An account of an encounter with a cougar in Evan-Thomas Creek. Alpine Guide says “I think in the future if I see cougar tracks I will reconsider my days plan a bit more.”
Marushka Lake is a short, easy snowshoe trip in the Smith-Dorrien valley. I first tried this trip a couple of years ago and it is one I repeat each year – partly because I run out of trips that are out of avalanche danger and partly because of the wonderful views of Spray Lake.
Don’t want to go out into Kananaskis Country on your own? Check out several Meetup Groups in the Calgary area that participate in a variety of activities from easy hiking and snowshoeing to trail running and scrambling.
Originally Alberta Parks said that the cross-country ski trails at Evan Thomas, Ribbon Creek, Skogan Pass and Sawmill in Kananaskis Country would not be groomed this winter. Now they will try to groom Ribbon Creek when resources are available.
The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association in partnership with Alberta Parks (Kananaskis Country) is hosting a public open house on a Proposed All Season Plan for the West Bragg Creek Trail System.
A new trail has been built between the Old Mill Road and Lusk Creek. It serves as both an interpretive trail and as a new start to Baldy Pass trail.
Bob Truman’s Cross Country Ski conditions site is back in business. Check out his first post of the season.
A plan is underway to update the West Bragg trail system in order to improve it’s value as an XC trail network, to add snowshoe trails, and to make an enjoyable, sustainable summer trail network for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
A description and map of the new official trail called Long Prairie Ridge Loop in the Sheep River area.
A short video of a kayaker running Titan, a nice clean 20-25′ fall on Cataract creek in the Highwood River area of Kananaskis Country.
A set of printable map of the entire Great Divide Trail from Waterton National Park to Kakwa Lakes by Jed Flint. It is available as a 94 MB PDF file that consists of 52, 11 x 17 pages.