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Snow Owl Loop
December 3, 2014
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Recently tried the newly brush cleared loop in West Bragg Creek, called Snow Owl. Trail head proper is in the West end of the parking lot but crosses mountain road almost immediately so I picked it up there. Parallels the road and the creek until the big resource exploration bridge then branches into two on the far side of the bridge on the left hand side. Two options are possible on the right branch is the long loop and the left branch cuts the large loop in half. All of trail is well marked with bright orange snowshoe markers. It follows some natural features and takes advantage of old roads or ski trails winding, dipping, and climbing through forest and newly created clear cuts. The clear cuts cause some route finding issues because the trodden path seemed to miss the trail markers and bee lined from one end of the clear cut to the other. A second larger clearcut were the shortcut trail and the larger loop meet is where we lost the trail completely. There are markers and now a tracked route but descending from clearcut to ski trail the route is to your right no need to drop all the way to the ski trail as we did before looking back and spying the orange marker we and at least one other party had missed. The trail from there is more strenuous and climbs to and crosses Ranger Ridge trail and Strange Brew, before descending Boundry Ridge to the familiar route to the trail head.
TimLaugh

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