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Winter Stroll in West Bragg
February 1, 2016
4:50 pm
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I thought I had spotted a route overlooking Bragg Creek, parallel to the trail head road, on the high embankment above. It looked clear of trees and would I presumed would dump us back out at the cattle guard gate and small parking area. The map gave me the impression part of my route was included in the snowhare loop that leaves the main parking area and travels East at first. So we started up Snow Hare loop, making for the route directly above the creek hoping to make a walk that overlooked the creek the whole way. Pretty soon a drainage and road cut through the route. Not being to committed to the idea we dropped down to the road and it seemed to be well trampled and did in fact run out to the gate, at the small parking area, strategically placed boulders keeping vehicles off of it.

Short walk but interesting terrain scouting. Coming back we tried to follow the creek but during the big melt last week we were pushing our luck , and found some soft but shallow places to punch through the ice. I think I have been on this trail/road in the summer and it was banked on both sides by raspberry bushes but that could of also been Hostel Loop East leg. I think Alders and tight pine trees would of stopped further progress and the high ground would of veered away from the creek if we tried to stay above. Smile

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