What a great way to start out the year. This blog set a record on New Year’s day with 2382 views.
I’ve received a few emails…Can anyone help out?
First from Rick…
Found out about your excellent web site from Norm at Lifesport. I’m planning to enter the Nikipa Loppet and/or the Toby Creek Loppet and would like to share driving and accommodations expenses with some one.
Would appreciate it if you could help me with that.”
If you’re interested, contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is West Bragg skiable? Larissa asks…
“Have you heard what the conditions at West Bragg Creek are like? I was away over the holidays and haven’t been to West Bragg since maybe Dec 19th.”
Do we have any skiable terrain that would compare to the Birkie’s trails? Kellen is wondering…
I will be in Calgary on the weekend and am looking to do a 30k ski with similar terrain to Blackfooot (Birkie) up here in Edmonton. What would you recommend? Also, is there enough snow to use good skis?
We’re still on rock skis up here.
Skate-skiing in PLPP
A comment came in yesterday from Greg regarding a post from Feb 2011 entitled Skating on classic trails. Hopefully, this photo will clear up any confusion. Click on the photo to see a larger version which is easily readable.
For dog owners, this comment from Connie should be noted…
“Regardless of the regulations, do a bit of research on the area before letting your dog off-leash. Legal ‘trap lines’ still exist in Kananaskis Country. A year ago a Malamute went missing just adjacent to a trail near Elbow Falls, he was later found dead in a snare. Your dog buddy deserves an educated guardian.”
To me, it is almost unbelievable that we allow snares and traplines anywhere in Alberta. The practice of trapping our wild animals is reprehensible and barbaric. Trappers who inflict this cruelty on these innocent animals are insensitive low-life barbarians with no regard for the suffering they cause. As I’ve said before on here, trapping is a crime against nature.
Here’s an excerpt from the article which Connie’s comment refers to: “He was strangled in a steel cable and my husband couldn’t even cut it,” says Lorna. “It took the ranger three quarters of an hour to get that cable off him.” Read more Calgary couple’s dog killed in hunter’s trap in Kananaskis Country.
Contact your MLA and voice your concern over this horrible law which we allow to stay on the books. I’ve had an exchange of letters with my MLA on this, and I will make them public once I receive her next reply. The wild animals of Alberta belong to all of us, and we should all have a say in the stewardship of them. Why do we let a few trappers decide the fate of so many of these precious creatures? Find your MLA