Persistent weak layers such as layers of surface hoar, cohesionless facets and old rain or sun crusts are the usual cause of avalanches that release in old snow layers.
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.
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.
The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA) has completed the four-section re-route of Tom Snow Trail and another group of mountain bikers has built a trail across the high ground north of Fullerton Loop that joins Elbow Trail to the ridge on the third re-route.
Avalanche Forecasts are your primary source of information whether skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, or scrambling and climbing in avalanche terrain.
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.
The Alberta Hiking Association is a fledgling umbrella organization for hiking clubs from across the province. Browse their web site: www.abhiking.ca for information on how to become a member.
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.
Describes a short hike up Horton Hill off Hwy 40. Good for fall and early spring.
News from the September 2009 meeting of the Kananaskis Trail Users Group: Fortress Ski Area, West Bragg Creek and trails in the Sheep.
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 bacon & egg breakfast place near Millerville on the way to Turner Valley from Calgary that is open early (6:00 am on weekdays, 8:00 am weekends) and is good value for your money.
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.