• July 18th Friday 2014 Spencer Creek is a hike that starts 4.4 km from the Driftwood turn off on the Spray lakes Road. The trail is not marked but there is a dry creek at that distance.  I found the cairn coming back towards Canmore and just pulled off to the side of the road. The GPS waypoint… [Read More...]

    Spencer Creek Hike
  • Tuesday July 15th 2014 Citadel Pass from Sunshine Village is an easy 18 km round trip.The bus up from the parking lot at the Gondola Base takes only 15 mins. Locals get a special discount on the 15th of July and 15th August of $16. Regular fare is $27. Buy your ticket at the base and keep… [Read More...]

    Citadel Pass from Sunshine Village
  • July 9th Wednesday 2014 Piggy Col, Plus the view-point is accessed from the Burstall Pass Trail which is a 3.2 km hike in from the parking lot at Burstall (opposite Mt Chester parking) on the Spray Lakes road.  The trail starts up an old road that is mostly overgrown. I hiked up this trail in October 2013 and due to snow only… [Read More...]

    Piggy Col Burstall Pass.
  •   July 7th Monday 2014 Grotto Pond Mt near Canmore is an unofficial name for two small mountains to the East  of Gap Mt and Exshaw Creek. The trail starts at the Grotto Pond or Grotto Canyon parking. The best place to pull in is the turn before going east into Graymont and go straight ahead where there are… [Read More...]

    Grotto Pond Mt – near Canmore.
  •   July 2nd Wednesday 2014 Mt Lipsett in Kananaskis Country in the Highwood Pass area. The trail starts off Hwy 40 67 km south of Hwy 1.to the Highwood Pass parking lot, toilets here. From there it is another 13km. The parking lot as photo shows, in gallery,  is still under construction.The trail follows an old… [Read More...]

    Mt Lipsett
  •     June 30th Monday Mt Cory Scramble turned out to be a bigger day than expected. I should have know it was 1400m to the summit. The scramble starts on Hwy 1A 1.9km from the Hwy 1 turn off or 1.6 km from Fireside Parking. The pulloff is paved and the trail starts in… [Read More...]

    Mt Cory Scramble
  • June 25th Wednesday Pigeon Mountain trail head is up the road from Dead Mans Flats. Drive up past the quarry to Banff Gate Resort turning into the parking lot. The parking is also  used for Skogan Pass, Centenial Ridge and Wind Ridge. Walk down the trail and follow the power line .The trail sometimes leaves the line… [Read More...]

    Pigeon Mountain
  •     June 20th Friday This Peak has not been named officially so it has many handles G8 or Wasootch or 336454 Summits. The Peak to it’s right also suffers from the same fate but is refered to as Mt Kananaskis. The trail starts on the north bound side of the highway just past the… [Read More...]

    G8 or Wasootch or 336454 Summits
  • June 18th Wednesday Wasootch Ridge Summit is an addition to my previous blog in October of 2013. That time due to snow we only made it as far as the last Peak before the down clinb to the right of the summit. This is the Peak with the big stone shelter. That is the point… [Read More...]

    Wasootch Ridge Summit
  •   June 2 Monday &  Wednesday 11th This hike CMC Valley via Yamnuska Col is described in G.Dafferns Vol 3. I was in CMC Valley or Wendel Valley last October and thought it would be an interesting hike to loop out the Valley by another route. The first problem was could we cross the Creek in spring with the… [Read More...]

    CMC Valley via Yamnuska Col
  •   June 7th Saturday. Rocky Mountain Vaults Historic Hike is a good way to experience a bit of Bow Valley History  with a small hike along the Trans Canada Trail T.C.T. from Heart Creek Trail Parking. Park on the right hand side on entering and follow the road/trail to the intersection shown above. A couple of small washouts have to… [Read More...]

    Rocky Mountain Vaults Historic Hike

Local Hikes

One of the two Mt Lipsett summits

Mt Lipsett

  July 2nd Wednesday 2014 Mt Lipsett in Kananaskis Country in the Highwood Pass area. … [Read More...]

The final stretch to the top

Mt Cory Scramble

    June 30th Monday Mt Cory Scramble turned out to be a bigger day than … [Read More...]

Working up the grassy meadow

Pigeon Mountain

June 25th Wednesday Pigeon Mountain trail head is up the road from Dead Mans Flats. Drive up past … [Read More...]

Looking down to the start of the rocky ridge

G8 or Wasootch or 336454 Summits

    June 20th Friday This Peak has not been named officially so it has many … [Read More...]

Cairn looking at summit Wasootch Rdg

Wasootch Ridge Summit

June 18th Wednesday Wasootch Ridge Summit is an addition to my previous blog in October of 2013. … [Read More...]

Local Hikes

Strange florescent green moss in stream at start of trail

Spencer Creek Hike

July 18th Friday 2014 Spencer Creek is a hike that starts 4.4 km from the Driftwood turn off on … [Read More...]

Un-named Lake under Citadel Mt

Citadel Pass from Sunshine Village

Tuesday July 15th 2014 Citadel Pass from Sunshine Village is an easy 18 km round trip.The bus up … [Read More...]

Looking down back to Birdwood & Commonwealth

Piggy Col Burstall Pass.

July 9th Wednesday 2014 Piggy Col, Plus the view-point is accessed from the Burstall Pass … [Read More...]

Looking down the ridge of ascent

Grotto Pond Mt – near Canmore.

  July 7th Monday 2014 Grotto Pond Mt near Canmore is an unofficial name for two … [Read More...]

One of the two Mt Lipsett summits

Mt Lipsett

  July 2nd Wednesday 2014 Mt Lipsett in Kananaskis Country in the Highwood Pass area. … [Read More...]

Downhill Skiing

Action in the Slush Cup

Last Week of Season & Slush Cup at Sunshine Village

May 12 to 19th Sunshine Village prides it's self on staying open longer than any other ski resort … [Read More...]

Cross Country Skiing

It must be Spring the Pussy Willow is out

Mt Shark Spray Lake Loop XC Skiing

April 1st Tuesday Mt Shark is a cross country trail system that is usually track set for cross … [Read More...]