This meeting of the Kananaskis Trails Advisory  Group was the first under the new terms of reference and for the first time included representatives from  motorized clubs and associations, as well as from the ranching community. Hard to say how this mix is going to pan out, but it should make for lively meetings under the very capable direction of Michael Roycroft, who as some of you may know is the manager of the Canmore Nordic Centre. (Derek and Michelle! If you are member of a club represented, then at some point you can probably take a turn, or fill in for when that person can’t make it.)

While most of the meeting dealt with the terms of reference, there were a few decisions made of interest to us.

1. Sawmill parking lot in the Smith-Dorrien will be plowed this winter and the biffy will be open. Yeah!

2. Some of the trails in the Sheep around Gorge Creek trailhead will be renamed. After various trail and road closures the old names were just not  suitable anymore. Once the names have been approved,  I’ll post a map of the area.

3. Contingent upon our getting some funding, two more new trails from the Sheep management plan will be built in the Bluerock campground area next summer.

4.  Also in the Sheep,  most of the Sandy McNabb ski trails south of the highway  will be available for skiing this winter. Only those in the immediate area of the Sandy McNabb Campground construction zone will be off limits.

As before, if anyone has an issue they wish to be brought up at the meetings,  email me by selecting “about>contact us” from the main menu.

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  • Gillean Daffern Dec 28, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Re the trail to Upper Kananaskis River Viewpoint, #74 in the book. As mentioned, the Seniors Outdoor Club was trying to get permission to chainsaw some of the deadfall across the old fire road. Just in from K Country: It’s a no go “due to the area being designated a Preservation Zone in the management plan. ” So we will just have to carry on climbing over those really big trees.

    K Country seem willing to look/build another 10 km loop in the area. Any ideas? Trail around Hidden Lake for when the water is high? Let”s hear from you!

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