Blueberry Hill Cross Country Skiing Kananaskis

Under the power lines Elk Pass

Under the power lines Elk Pass

Wednesday Dec 14th 2016

First time out on the skinny un’s and I choose Blueberry Hill lead by Helen Read for the Meanderthals. After a long soak in the hot tub now feeling warm and relaxed. Conditions are super for early season. We set off from Elk Pass Parking up the steep hill and under the power line. – 21 c on the car on arrival but soon felt warm before descending down to the junction to Fox Creek. At the Hydroline junction even my thumbs were warm. Pushed on through Fox Creek Valley and were soon at Blueberry Hill and picnic table junction. Made it up the first steep hill but was loosing grip. When I came to the blue steeper sections found walking as quick as doing the herringbone. Very cold at the top but the views were magnificent. Gulped down some hot Ovaltine and a chicken sandwich and headed back down with cold hands and feet. Managed to control the speed going down with some superb knobbly knee action. Tried Fox Creek on the way back and it is snowmobile packed but very lumpy and uneven par for the course I guess. Back at the car in 3:30 hours.

Top of Elk Pass at the power lines

Top of Elk Pass at the power lines

Looking back down Elk Pass Trail to the Elk Pass parking

Looking back down Elk Pass Trail to the Elk Pass parking

Helen and Elaine Elk Pass

Helen and Elaine Elk Pass

At the junction of Elk Pass and Hyrdroline

At the junction of Elk Pass and Hyrdroline

The steep hill up to Hydroline

The steep hill up to Hydroline

Sign

Sign

Going through the valley from Hydoline Junction on Elk Pass

Going through the valley from Hydroline Junction on Elk Pass

Going through the valley from Hydoline Junction on Elk Pass

Going through the valley from Hydroline Junction on Elk Pass

Looking back down the Valley

Looking back down the Valley

At the picnic table and Blueberry Hill junction

At the picnic table and Blueberry Hill junction

Looking down frozen Fox Creek at Blueberry Junction

Looking down frozen Fox Creek at Blueberry Junction

On the Blueberry Trail

On the Blueberry Trail

Upper Kananaskis Lake with Mt Indefatigable

Upper Kananaskis Lake with Mt Indefatigable

Lower Kananaskis Lake

Lower Kananaskis Lake

The table at the end of the Blueberry Hill Trail

The table at the end of the Blueberry Hill Trail

We came back on Fox Creek good coverage no track

We came back on Fox Creek good coverage no track

Fox Creek a bit bumpy and uneven

Fox Creek a bit bumpy and uneven

 

 

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