Wolf Creek snowshoe/hike

Yesterday we headed down to the Sheep River area west of Turner Valley for a change of scenery. There is substantially less snow down there than around Bragg Creek and the Elbow. We parked in the Sandy McNabb skating rink parking area and walked down the trail to the Sheep River opposite Coal Creek. After crossing the well-frozen Sheep River we headed up Wolf Creek trail on snowshoes, although we could have easily walked on the well-packed trail. We noticed that the Price Camp trail was also packed down.

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Heading up Wolf Creek from the Sheep River.

About 2.5 km up Wolf Creek trail there is a large open meadow with a small bare hill on the east side. At this point we gave up on the snowshoes and headed up grass to the open summit for a snack. Rather than return the same way, we followed a game trail down the ridge to the NE. The trail  turned into a track that led  to the Sheep River just west of Wolf Creek. We came out opposite a trail that climbs to the connecting trail  between Sandy McNabb Hill and the High Noon Hills. We could have returned to our vehicle that way, over the top of Sandy McNabb Hill and along the interpretive trail (see sketch map Vol. 4 p24). Instead we chose to walk along the river bed on snowmobile and quad tracks to view the 2013 flood damage and the fine cliff scenery. The whole loop was an easy 8 km.

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The grassy hill on the east side of the meadow.

Looking west from the top of the hill.

Looking west from the top of the hill.

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Heading down the ridge toward the Sheep River. Wolf Creek on our right.

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The trail opposite leads to the connector trail between Sandy McNabb Hills and the High Noon Hills.

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Cliffs along the Sheep River below Sandy McNabb Hills.

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Sandy McNabb Hills from the Sheep River.

Wolf Creek map
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  • GMJ Jan 27, 2016, 9:09 pm

    Fun. I really like the Sheep area but for some reason I’ve never been up Wolf Creek. (I think it has to do with crossing the river.)

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