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MaSid replied to MaSid's post: Dust on crust?

Delivered: Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 17:51




Hear a glorious version from early this morning.
Went up pigeon mtn today. Just enough snow to augment the water bottle. No wind. Same tomorrow. Snow won’t last much past that though. Some running water also, but same deal.





HenryL replied to MaSid's post: Dust on crust?

Delivered: Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 15:04


MaSid, I check the Sunshine Village webcams as well.
I muse when looking at the Mt. Assiniboine cam view that the combination of Mt. Sturdee (the head) and Mt. Assiniboine (the body) reminds me of a sleeping spikey-headed dinosaur. Sheesh.


Sleeping dinosaur.




MaSid replied to MaSid's post: Dust on crust?

Delivered: Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 08:25




Here’s a better shot from this morning. If not for the melting around rock isle lake, still looks like full on winter out there.




MaSid replied to MaSid's post: Dust on crust?

Delivered: Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 21:39


Should have given credit where credit is due. Not my photo. Just a screen grab from sunshine village cameras early the other morning. More of same happening right now.




SkierRoger replied to MaSid's post: Dust on crust?

Delivered: Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 19:00


What a beautiful picture!

Meanwhile, it’s a tad warmer in eastern Canada as we travel to the Ottawa heat dome.





Mike W replied to aqua toque's post: WBC Badgers--Update

Delivered: Sunday Jun 09, 2024 at 16:00


Too bad POWBDGR was already taken!




aqua toque replied to aqua toque's post: WBC Badgers--Update

Delivered: Sunday Jun 09, 2024 at 08:17


Well, just when I thought my troubles were over I go out today only to find my truck has been pwned by photoshop badgers! 😠

I'm now the owner of an '07 Ford Badger.




Mike W replied to MaSid's post: Things are getting more accessible (front ranges)

Delivered: Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 13:17


MaSid - you certainly deserved a rest in your lounge chair after piling up all those rocks! ;-)




aqua toque replied to Mike W's post: Introducing the POWDER BADGER!

Delivered: Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 07:46


Very cool!

That thing should be granted free lifetime priority parking at WBC.





Chuck replied to Chuck's post: HIGHWAY 40 to RAE GLACIER TRAIL - Bike and Ski TODAY

Delivered: Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 21:25


Thanks Diana




Diana Piggott replied to Chuck's post: HIGHWAY 40 to RAE GLACIER TRAIL - Bike and Ski TODAY

Delivered: Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 18:19


I love it, thank you Chuck :-)





Diana Piggott replied to aqua toque's post: Over-cooked Corn -- Glasgow Creek

Delivered: Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 18:05


Very impressive and inspiring! Congratulations :-)





aqua toque replied to Chuck's post: HIGHWAY 40 to RAE GLACIER TRAIL - Bike and Ski TODAY

Delivered: Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 13:19


Oh Chuck, when biking up Hwy 40 to ski you should wear your boots and strap your skis to the top tube!

Wait... you've got a goofy lookin' Cannondale frame...nevermind.


Hi-Speed TR10s




SkierRoger replied to JackB's post: Popes Peak Col

Delivered: Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 16:55


Great report, Jack.

Nothing like a good ski mountaineering trip report to get the heart pumping!





aqua toque replied to MaSid's post: Lost knife!

Delivered: Monday May 27, 2024 at 15:55


Well, I hope it turns up but as one who knows a thing or two about acronyms I would say most people looking at the title of this post would think you simply misplaced a couple of Duran Duran or Flock of Seagulls compact discs and then move along.

This is a fine item and you should seriously consider changing the name. Cougar Defense Dagger (CDD) would be way cooler and eliminate confusion.





chuck replied to Alaric's post: Nordic Crust at Burstall / Robertson

Delivered: Sunday May 19, 2024 at 19:25


Hey Alaric,
What a useful report… skiing is far from over!
I have to agree with AT, “I especially love the stunning contrast of your tracks beside the fatties“.
Hope to join you at the upcoming Totem Cup.





aqua toque replied to Normand's post: Lots of snow for scouting a ski-tour

Delivered: Sunday May 19, 2024 at 18:26


Thanks for the link Steve. I do believe I stumbled upon some of the flagging for this ambtious project recently and it is featured near the end (1:47) of one of my video productions:

https://youtu.be/9zqWtqLCeB4

On a side note, I was surprised to see that Friends Of Kananaskis doesn't seem to have a swag dept for fundraising. I mean, seriously? A decent marketing dept could have a heyday with that acronym!







aqua toque replied to Alaric's post: Nordic Crust at Burstall / Robertson

Delivered: Sunday May 19, 2024 at 17:38


Very cool!

Thanks for stopping to take some pics and share them with us. I especially love the stunning contrast of your tracks beside the fatties in the last one.

😊





SteveR replied to Normand's post: Lots of snow for scouting a ski-tour

Delivered: Sunday May 19, 2024 at 07:40


Agree with Sid about Prairie Creek, Powderface holds the snow much better. The west 3.5 km of Powderface Creek trail is slated for a major upgrade this summer, which might make it more ski-friendly (there are currently a couple of very rocky steep hills). That might increase foot traffic beyond Prairie Link (but also pack in more of a base?). Key is to get on it soon after a dump.
https://kananaskis.org/powderface-creek-trail-project/






Normand replied to Normand's post: Lots of snow for scouting a ski-tour

Delivered: Saturday May 18, 2024 at 23:23


Thanks a lot MaSid for the advice, which I will keep in mind when planning a LT ski outing next year. Hopefully, any skier can benefit of a fresh snow dump in the area, before any foot traffic close to the road. Certainly some impressive avalanche chutes to be seen in places along those creek gorges, especially Prairie Creek.




MaSid replied to Normand's post: Lots of snow for scouting a ski-tour

Delivered: Saturday May 18, 2024 at 21:33


Thanks for the report Normand. I adjusted plans accordingly, stayed away from north facing. Mostly no snow on the trails today on the north side of WBC. But wet still. Normand, the best option for touring in that area may be powderface creek all the way to the north side of powderface ridge. It’s well shaded and holds snow. Can be done on LT gear for a proficient skier. Just gotta hit the right conditions window. Prairie link sees lots of foot traffick and is not as good on the south side for skis. Past the link is usually betted ski travel up powderface, less hikers.




aqua toque replied to Alf Skrastins's post: Snow at West Bragg Creek

Delivered: Friday May 17, 2024 at 12:55


Fast grass!
woohoo!





SkierRoger replied to Chuck's post: PARKER RIDGE - Another Blue Sky High... with WILDLIFE!

Delivered: Thursday May 16, 2024 at 14:10


Hey Helen!

It's so great to hear from you! That new hip will have you back in action in no time.

The prune juice look nummy. Am I right?





HenryL replied to Chuck's post: PARKER RIDGE - Another Blue Sky High... with WILDLIFE!

Delivered: Thursday May 16, 2024 at 13:01


A wonderful Mothers' Day portrait.




Helen Read replied to Chuck's post: PARKER RIDGE - Another Blue Sky High... with WILDLIFE!

Delivered: Thursday May 16, 2024 at 08:30


You both take this website to a higher level and seeing a wolverine is one thing, but getting it on camera is yet another. BRILLIANT! Animal looked very healthy. Am 10 days post 2nd new hip and still enjoying your reports. No Naramata as yet!






HenryL replied to Chuck's post: PARKER RIDGE - Another Blue Sky High... with WILDLIFE!

Delivered: Thursday May 16, 2024 at 08:08


Blue sky, beautiful company, and artistic turns, all in a magical spot.

And brown suds in celebration?

Now, where did I put my Paul Brandt "Alberta Bound" CD?






aqua toque replied to Chuck's post: PARKER RIDGE - Another Blue Sky High... with WILDLIFE!

Delivered: Wednesday May 15, 2024 at 17:10


Awesome.

And Holeee!...86 turns!

Where did you get a Turn-O-Meter that goes so high? The guy at Millarville Feed & Ski sold me the one that goes to 11 and said it's the top of the line and more than I'll ever need.





aqua toque replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Monday May 13, 2024 at 08:34


Haha. The skier in those pics is my ex-wife wearing the Bolivian yak herder toque she had at the time.

I've been aqua toque since I was 3.







Mike W replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Sunday May 12, 2024 at 21:11


aqua toque - Fantastic photos! I take it that purple was the most fashionable colour back then. When did your aqua makeover happen?




HenryL replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Sunday May 12, 2024 at 14:32


Great back country trip Mike.

I'm glad that I didn't encounter those footprints.

What scares me about the 320.035 badger count is the .035. Those are the bodyless vampires that go almost undetected.





aqua toque replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Sunday May 12, 2024 at 13:39


The advances being made in badger detection technology these days are encouraging. In the not too distant future watch for wearable badger meters. Much like avalanche transceivers they will soon be standard personal equipment in the backcountry. Demand will most likely exceed that of avalanche airbags (which look funny when deployed).

Mike, your trip report inspired me to search back in the archives for pics of a dirtbag backcountry skier thing my (then) wife and I did into the Bryant Creek shed…pardon me…the Bryant Creek Shelter…(did I say shed?)

It was way back in Feb '05. Those were happier times (before the invasion of the owl people). From the shelter we did a day trip to Owl Lake then over Marvel Pass then down to Marvel Lake and back to base.

If I may be so bold I would like to use the comments section of your TR to share some memories from that day...


The shelter was resplendent back then!




SkierRoger replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Sunday May 12, 2024 at 08:50


Thanks for an entertaining read on this sunny Sunday morning, Mike. Your transportation to the “ancient land of giant predators” caught my attention and I have it on my list for next season.

Glad to hear you made it out of there alive!






Mike W replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Saturday May 11, 2024 at 14:22


aqua toque - If I had been delirious, how do you explain the snow prints!? I consider myself fortunate that I didn't run into any Owl People. I don't know if I could have handled seeing them turn their heads 180° around!

We've all heard about wildlife cams attached to trees. But I've never seen a badger meter before. It was attached to a shed at Owl Lake. In case you can't see the detail in the photo, it had detected 302.035 badgers so far!







aqua toque replied to Mike W's post: cabin, Cabin, CABIN! (Part 2)

Delivered: Saturday May 11, 2024 at 09:23


Mike, you were clearly quite delerious...eloquent yet delerious.

And Good God man, were you not aware that there are OWL PEOPLE in there as well?!





aqua toque replied to Chuck's post: SUNSHINE MEADOWS and QUARTZ HILL - Getting High on Blue Skies

Delivered: Friday May 10, 2024 at 12:01


How many diehard skiers does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, one to screw it in (and do the trip report) and one to say "NICE TURNS!!"



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