West Bragg Creek parking is now open

by Bob Truman on August 2, 2017

in West Bragg Creek

The newly paved and enlarged parking lot at West Bragg Creek. Photo by Alf Skrastins

Parking at West Bragg Creek will be a lot more convenient this coming winter for all the skiers and multi-users. You can see all of Alf’s photos West Bragg Creek Parking

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West Bragg Creek update

July 11, 2017

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this information: Update July 28: The West Bragg Creek parking lot is almost ready to open… but not yet. The contractor has moved the road barricades to the bridge just before the parking lot for the July 29, 30 weekend. So, you can park along the access road and walk […]

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Tessa’s 12th birthday hike

July 9, 2017
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This heatwave creates a special set of criteria for hiking with our beloved dog who turned 12 on July 8: A trail which is offleash, with frequent shade, and accessible water.

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Boot skiing in July

July 8, 2017

Thanks to Chuck for this video which was shot yesterday as it was +34°C in Calgary As we suffer through the heat wave, Chuck and his friends were encountering snow at Mystic Pass.

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High Rockies: Back to the beginning

July 5, 2017
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I biked the High Rockies trail from its start at Goat Creek to Goat Pond which is a pretty easy 14K return trip. 

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Redearth Creek avalanche aftermath

July 4, 2017
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-This is the all new view of Pilot mountain which was created by the avalanche- I blogged about the massive avalanche on Redearth Creek last winter

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Summer holidays on Goat Creek and Spray River East

July 1, 2017
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Families were out on the trail yesterday, getting an early start on the kids’ summer holidays.

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Skogan Pass traverse by bike

June 30, 2017
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As I laboriously ascended the grueling Screamer, I was thinking back to last winter when I descended it on the most wonderful conditions ever.

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Hazard on Goat Creek

June 27, 2017
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Last night’s violent wind storm felled a couple trees on the Goat Creek/Spray River trails, with one of them at the bottom of a fast downhill.

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Spray River social club

June 25, 2017
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The trails were busy today with friendly hikers, bikers, and backpackers. One of the best things I ever did was to quit racing and take my time to enjoy the scenery

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High Rockies trail Part 3; Sparrowhawk to Buller

June 24, 2017
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What a magnificent biking trail! You could spend a good portion of your summer weekends checking out the different

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Alf still skiing

June 23, 2017
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While I was out biking another section of the High Rockies trail today, Alf Skrastins was keeping his streak alive by skiing for the 189th consecutive month.

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Wildflower paradise

June 19, 2017
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The flowers are in bloom on Pigeon mountain. I saw at least 20 species, some which I knew the names and some I didn’t. I even saw a pink Forget-me-not

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This golf course ain’t for golfin’

June 15, 2017
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When I moved to Canmore in 2007, I remember hiking past the new, gazillion-dollar Three Sisters golf course as they were putting the finishing touches to it.

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Wildflower walk

June 12, 2017
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This evening was an opportune time to go for a walk around Many Springs lake in Bow Valley Provincial park. Numerous wild flowers are in bloom

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A peaceful, unique resting place

June 10, 2017
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I recently had the pleasure of visiting a charming and quaint old church and cemetery located in the scenic Cypress Hills of Alberta.

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The consequences of not carrying bear spray

June 6, 2017
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I was out 4K on the Spray River West trail in Banff when I met Pedro. He’s from Spain, and is enjoying a vacation in Banff.

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Adventures along the Highline trail

June 4, 2017

The above video shows the beautiful, cascading secret waterfall which is about a 2-minute walk from the Highline trail.

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Eventful day on Skogan Pass

June 3, 2017
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-Brendan, Saavannah, and Xander on Skogan Pass- I bike to the top of Skogan Pass every summer, but I need to get in better shape to make it to the summit. It’s been two months

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Goat Creek in nice shape for biking

May 31, 2017
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I dusted off my bike today, filled the tires with air and headed up the Spray Lakes road to Goat Creek. Unlike my skis, my bike doesn’t get much respect.

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