Rising above Canmore is Mount Lawrence Grassi. Nearby are two exquisite tarns known as Grassi Lakes. In town, his name graces a subdivision, a road, and even a school. So who was this Canmore icon? To find out I urge you to read Lawrence Grassi From Piedmont to the Rocky Mountains by Elio Costa and Gabriele Scardellato.
A description of a hike up Buller Creek to the forks (#77 in Volume 1), then up the north fork to look at hoodoos. Mentions crossing the High Rockies Trail and gives updates on the scenery after the recent burn.
The 41 trail maps from the back of the five volumes of Kananaskis Country Trail Guides are now available for you to view and download to your computer. These maps show all of the trails that Gillean has recorded in Kananaskis Country—some 435 hikes with 451 options. They are a tremendous resource for anyone going into Kananaskis Country.
The High Rockies Trail, which connects Goat Creek at the Banff Park boundary to Elk Pass on the Alberta B.C. boundary, is the westernmost section of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The project’s proponent, the Alberta TrailNet Society, envisions the trail becoming a world-class destination trail through Kananaskis Country, with shuttle busses transporting trail users between trailheads.
New construction is in full swing along the old haul road that allowed access to the start of Quebexican and to Middle Sister via Stewart Creek. As you can see from Iain Ramsey’s photo there’s heavy equipment working and a “no access” notice. While you can probably walk the road safely Sundays and holidays, during [...]
First we had a look at Three Isle Lake trail. Apart from a new footbridge at Invincible Creek and a short reroute off the bridge, the main changes occur between Upper Kananaskis Falls bridge and Forks Campground with a major reroute beyond the spring creek crossing. The new trail crosses Dead Horse Gulch, as James calls it, [...]
The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association has a map app for both Apple and Android covering the Bragg Creek area trail system. Produced by Trailforks, a trail database website owned by Pinkbike the app includes a map and trail descriptions as well as background information on riding the area. It is primarily aimed at mountain bikers and [...]
Rocky Mountain Books is working with Friends of Kananaskis Country and Alberta Parks to produce a book on the Kananaskis Flood of 2013. It’s mostly a picture book with some text. All royalties will be going to Friends to help finance trail repair. (Still a lot to be done.) Looking for individual stories and pics from people who were out [...]
The Elbow River Watershed Partnership and Sustainable Redwood are hosting a presentation Changing Hydrology and Land Use in the Elbow River Watershed by Dr. Danielle Marceau of the University of Calgary on Tuesday, May 12th, 7-8:30 pm at Redwood House (#1 Manyhorses Drive, Redwood Meadows). This is a free event, but donations at the door will be graciously accepted! For more information [...]
We have seen no reports on the post flood state of the Tom Snow trail north of Bragg Creek, so decided to go take a look. We had hiked the section between Dawson and the Husky well road previously and found a few big trees across it near the junction with Cox Hill trail, but that was all. But [...]