Guess the trail – historical edition

by Bob Truman on October 31, 2014

in Guess the trail

What trail is this?

What trail is this?

I wasn’t as prolific a picture-taker 10 years ago as I am today, but I’ve managed to dig up a few photos from days-gone-by. There are some confusing indicators in a few of these photos, so look carefully.

I’d like to point out that Emerald Lake Lodge has announced they will once again be having a XC skier’s mid-week special this winter. Click their ad on the sidebar for details.

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Guess the trail 2014 edition

October 26, 2014
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Every autumn while we’re waiting for the snow to fall, we play Guess the Trail. I’ve made it particularly difficult this year

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Frozen Thunder going strong

October 22, 2014
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Before I get started, I’d like to thank everyone for liking me on Facebook. We’ve reached the 500 milestone.  Tonight at Frozen Thunder, I encountered

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Olympians skiing at Frozen Thunder

October 20, 2014
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-Olympians Brian and Caitlin Gregg from Minneapolis arrived today to train on Frozen Thunder.- I wanted to see

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Happy skiers on Frozen Thunder

October 19, 2014
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-Jesse Cockney will be racing for Canada on the World Cup circuit this winter.- Another busy day on frozen Thunder. I skied more and talked less

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How’s this for mid-October?

October 18, 2014
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Dozens of skiers were on hand for the opening of Frozen Thunder today, and I would say conditions were superb.

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Frozen Thunder is ready

October 17, 2014
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I drove over to the Canmore Nordic Centre just before sundown to see what had transpired today. Tracksetter Paul was just exiting the Pisten-Bully

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Skiers are on the way

October 16, 2014
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Welcome to Canmore and Frozen thunder! One of the things I like best about Frozen Thunder is the multitude of skiers I meet

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Skiing starts this weekend at Canmore

October 14, 2014
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Yes, I know it’s mid-October with daytime highs in excess of +10°C,  but your eyes don’t deceive you.

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Thanksgiving

October 12, 2014
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We have many things to be thankful for. If I made a complete list, it would be too long to post on this page, so here’s a short list.

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West Bragg Creek volunteers build new XC trails

October 7, 2014
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(Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the story and photos) The volunteers of the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association have

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It would have made a great ski trail

October 3, 2014
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The air was crisp and cool, but the sun was shining, and a bull elk was bugling as Tessa and I hiked around

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Remember 2003?

September 27, 2014
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“There are old guides and there are bold guides, but there are no old bold guides,” Theo Meiners, another legendary guide in Alaska, used to quip. 

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Larch season: it can only mean ski season starts soon

September 22, 2014
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- Thanks to regular commenter Henry who sent this photo from a hiking trip in 2012 -

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Skiing starts in 30 days

September 18, 2014
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Guaranteed to have snow on Oct 18! Skiers from all over North America are booking hotel rooms in Canmore in preparation for the annual migration to Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Who “owns” Alberta’s wildlife? Should guns be allowed in K-country?

September 17, 2014
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On Sep 22, 2000, Nakoda, the alpha female of the Peter Lougheed wolf pack, was gunned down in K-country

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Momma grizzly speaks out

September 14, 2014
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Letter to the editor Re: Grizzly bear mother who killed Calgary hunter in Kananaskis Country and cub will be left alone, Alberta Parks says

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Improved trails at West Bragg Creek

September 10, 2014
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Thanks to Alf Skrastins, we have our first trip report of the season. You can see many more photos here: West Bragg photos from Alf  

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Buried in snow

September 9, 2014
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With everyone’s attention on the weather today, I thought this might be a good time to take a look at the predictions for this winter from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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Ribbon Creek – yet again more news

August 24, 2014
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After all the comments and speculation, I’m pleased to post this update from Tracksetter Jeff himself:

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