First Spring Flowers

And now for something on the lighter side. Before the last snowfall,  on the last day of April when the temperature reached the 20s, we hot-footed it down to the Highwood. As an appetizer before hiking up Fir Creek, we  walked the Marsden Creek trail to the col — a distance of only 900 m [...]

There seems to be a lot of paranoia as we approach this years snowmelt season fueled by alarmist statements to the media by people who don’t fully understand what caused last June’s extreme flooding. The snow recording sites in the headwaters of the Sheep, Elbow and Highwood Rivers show that there is a little more [...]

Elbow/Fullerton/Bobcat Update

In a blog last fall we we criticized part of the Elbow trail re-route down through the boggy area near the river where there used to be a gate in the fence. We suggested that the route through the fence higher up used all last summer was a much better alternative. We were told that [...]

Powderface Trail: You’ll be happy to know that Powderface Trail (the road) will remain closed until at least 2015. Alberta Transportation has hired “an engineering consultant to  carry out a detail design  and arrange  for the regulatory approvals to repair and replace” the bridges. However, due to sensitive fishery issues  raised by a federal department and [...]

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