Wishing the bear family a safe journey into hibernation
Kananaskis Public Safety(KPS) reports the Black Prince area is closed until further notice due to a denning grizzly bear and her 3 cubs. All access restricted.
A comment about this on Facebook: “Oh man, good thing I cancelled my plans to hike around there with my pockets filled with garlic sausage. I’m chubby and slow, grizzlys dream meal.”
Before last night, KPS reported 65 cm of new snow in the Spray Valley in the past 4 days. That must be up to at least 75 cm or more after last night. If you’re a backcountry skier, make sure you check the Avalanche bulletins, as there are some concerns at the moment.
For track skiers, we will be watching for updates on the Mt Shark area and whether any grooming has occurred.
I won’t be skiing today, so I hope a few of you will be out exploring. Should be lots of new snow for the trail crews to be grooming before the weekend. I hope to see some trip reports to help me decide where to ski tomrow. If you’re wondering how popular the Trip Reports page is, it’s been viewed 1445 times in the past 7 days.