Back when we owned Rocky Mountain Books we started a forum that became the meeting place for local climbers and scramblers. Unfortunately in 2010 Heritage House developed a new RMB site with a different service provider who could not support the forum. Fortunately, Vern Dewit managed to rescue (way beyond our technical ability) thousands of posts, trip reports and lively discussions that were about to be lost in the Backcountry Skiing, Scrambling and Alpine Climbing forums. In spite of the 2013 floods most of the information is still relevant, so if you have a particular excursion in mind take a look at the RMB Archive. Thank you Vern.
A forum entry on the rarely-done Birdwood/Smutts Ski Traverse
Looking across Merlin View to Moose Mountain from high-point of Long Distance
Back in 2008, in the early days of this blog, we promoted a skiing/hiking trail that we called North Bragg. It was used and maintained by equestrians who called it Hidden Trail, part of a ride that also included Moose Loop. The trail started up Hostel Loop, then up over what is now called Demi-Tel, down Reconnect and Telephone to Mountain Road.
How things have changed! Originally a cross-country skiing and dog walking venue, after an orgy of trail building West Bragg has become a winter playground for not only skiers, but for fat tire bikers, winter walkers and trail runners, and when there is enough snow, snowshoers. Walkers and snowshoers may be interested in our former blogs Should you Winter Walk or Snowshoe? and Winter Hiking Traction Devices. [click to continue…]