• July 28th Monday 2014 On a very hot day we set off to C-Level Cirque in Banff National Park. The trail head is up the Lake Minnewanka Lake Road just after the Bankhead Exhibit turn off. On the Gem Trek map it is marked as Upper Bankhead.The map also gives the distance as 3.9 km… [Read More...]

    C- Level Cirque Banff Hike
  •   July 23rd Wednesday 2014 Paradise Valley Giant Steps Hike is one of the classic hikes in the Lake Louise area and is accessed from the Moraine Lake road. To set off on this hike you are required to be in groups of four or more. The sign, as shown in the Gallery, is to eliminate bear attacks.… [Read More...]

    Paradise Valley Giant Steps Hike
  • Monday July 21st 2014 Nihahi Ridge Traverse near Bragg Creek starts from the campground at the end at Little Elbow Recreational area. They do not allow parking in the campground but you can drive up towards it and there is a small area to park. That still leaves about 1.0 km to walk up the gravel road to… [Read More...]

    Nihahi Ridge Traverse Bragg Creek
  • 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 Baymag and go straight ahead where there are a… [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

Local Hikes

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...]

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...]

Local Hikes

Cascade mountain at Cirque

C- Level Cirque Banff Hike

July 28th Monday 2014 On a very hot day we set off to C-Level Cirque in Banff National Park. The … [Read More...]

Waterfalls of the Gaint Steps

Paradise Valley Giant Steps Hike

  July 23rd Wednesday 2014 Paradise Valley Giant Steps Hike is one of the classic … [Read More...]

Razors edge would be a good name

Nihahi Ridge Traverse Bragg Creek

Monday July 21st 2014 Nihahi Ridge Traverse near Bragg Creek starts from the campground at the … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]