Local outdoor enthusiasts have recently found out that there will be extensive logging around Highwood Junction next winter. While few Kananaskis trails will be affected, the proposed blocks along the Highwood River slated for clear-cut will be clearly visible from Highway 40 and from Junction Hill to the north.
So, where are the best larches in Kananaskis Country. There are many old favourites — Burstal Pass, Pocaterra Ridge, Chester Lake — but there are many others. Here is our selection of some of the best larch hikes.
Describes the start to Pasque Mountain after the 2013 flood.
So we were out yesterday on the one fine day between rainy days looking to find a bypass to the flood damaged Salter Creek section. The sight of a river running down Salter Creek made us even more determined to find a better route. The bypass starts just before the north bank trail of Plateau Creek reaches Salter [...]
And now for something on the lighter side. Before the last snowfall, on the last day of April when the temperature reached the 20s, we hot-footed it down to the Highwood. As an appetizer before hiking up Fir Creek, we walked the Marsden Creek trail to the col — a distance of only 900 m [...]
Pasque Mountain lies on the southern fringe of Kanananskis Country. Because some hikers doing the horseshoe have problems getting off the east peak, here is an updated description that should help.
A winter hike to Grass Pass in the Highwood area of Kananaskis Country with a side trip to the Boundary Pine made famous by R. M. Patterson’s book Buffalo Head.