Pictures of Work Done by Volunteers at West Bragg Creek

by Alf Skrastins on November 27, 2014

Horses hauling logs

Heavy pulling, along the muddy 3 km route.

Here’s an album that highlights some of the work done by volunteers and with donated funds at West Bragg Creek this summer.

New trails include: Merlin View (all season), Mountain View, West Crystal re-route, Crystal Link #2, #3, #4, East Link, Bunny Loop and Chickadee Loop (XC Ski trails) and Snowy Owl and Snowy Shortcut snowshoe trails.

Trail upgrades were made to East Crystal Line & Sundog (skate ski loop), West Crystal Line, Loggers Loop, Hostel Loop, East Telephone (to km 6), Snowshoe Hare and part of Demi-Tel.

7 new bridges were build (Iron Springs, lower Sundog, three on West Crystal Line, East Telephone and one on Merlin View). Plus 50 culverts were installed… some new and some larger ones to replace those that had blown out.

We’ve also just ordered 100 permanent map signs (at junctions), 55 trail signs and we put up 500 snowshoe trail markers.


Snowshoe Arethusa Cirque

by Gillean Daffern on November 25, 2014

Arathusa snowshoe

View of Storm Mountain from the bench.

You’ve got 5 days left in which to enjoy a really terrific snowshoe into the cirque south of the more populated Ptarmigan. The distance is short, but perfect for the short drab days of late November. [click to continue…]


More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies – Second edition

November 11, 2014

I keep wanting to write More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies SOUTH. You should know that very few scrambles are described in Banff and Yoho parks, and none at all in Jasper and Kootenay. The vast majority range from K Country down to Waterton. Having got that out of the way, I can report that […]

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TrekSta Boots Fit My Feet

November 2, 2014

One of the problems that I have had with most of my hiking and climbing boots over the years is that although my my feet are not exceptionally wide my little toes get squished. The problem seems to be that in most boots the wide part of the toe box never extends far enough back. […]

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Flood Rehabilitation 2014/2015

November 1, 2014
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K Country’s Newest Waterfall

October 28, 2014

Description of a new waterfall on the Little Elbow River near Nihahi Creek

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Walking Merlin View

October 20, 2014

Description of Merlin View trail at West Bragg Creek.

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Avalanche Canada

October 6, 2014

Avalanche Canada is the new name for the Canadian Avalanche Centre, the world class organization that has provided Avalanche Bulletins for Canada’s winter backcountry users for the past 10 years. Separated from the Canadian Avalanche Association, the organization that serves and supports professional avalanche workers, it will have its own new logo, its own staff […]

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The Outdoor Gratitude Log Project

September 28, 2014

We were up on the Coyote Hills recently and were surprised to find within the cairn a large pink plastic box containing  The Outdoor Gratitude Log, which is a new take on a summit register. The question is asked “ What are  you grateful for?” I found this a really odd question,  because according to […]

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Attend the Bragg Creek Trails Fundraiser Film Fest

August 31, 2014

Support the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society and the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association by attending the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of Fest Tour at the Bragg Creek Community Centre — 23 White Ave Bragg Creek — Saturday September 6. Doors Open at 6pm – Show starts at 7 pm – Show ends 9:45 pm. Purchase advance […]

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