The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association has completed the first of its planned new trails at West Bragg. Congratulations! To be known as Snowshoe Hare, the new 5.4 km snowshoe trail starts and finishes at West Bragg parking lot. It has been well-signed for snowshoeing in either direction.
A short, steep snowshoe trip to scenic but sunless Tryst Lake in the Smith-Dorrien valley. Best with snowshoes that have good grip on steep slopes. Not a beginner snowshoe.
Describes a snowshoe trip into Commonwealth Lake and into the cirque below Commonwealth Peak where you have to be aware of avalanche hazard. The map shows other possible snowshoe trails in the area.
An updated description of North Bragg Trail that suggests an additional loop at the north end and urges the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association to include the trail in their plans for upgrading the West Bragg trails.
A 9.3 km snowshoe loop over scenic Long Prairie Ridge in the Sandy McNabb area of the Sheep River with a visit to twin viewpoints atop Pine Ridge. There are many options for shorter or longer trips.
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.
Over the last couple of winters we noticed that a number of groups offered trips to Sawmill Burn. So yesterday we tried to find the way up the old logging roads. We got almost to the burn area before lack of time and energy forced us to turn back.
Description of snowshoe trip to Rummel Lake in the Smith-Dorrien area and how it compares to Chester Lake snowshoe trail.
A climb, on snowshoes and on foot, up the long ridge to the summit of North Kent's outlier, a superb viewpoint with Mount Chester to the north and the many peaks of the Spray Mountain to the southwest.
Want a more interesting alternative to the almost-flat Hogarth Lakes snowshoe loop? Recently we snowshoed the scenic little pass from Hogarth Lakes over to Burstall Lakes in great snow conditions.