– Pre-flood Ribbon creek. It’s sad to know we’ll never see this sight ever again –
On Twitter from the Rocky Mountain Outlook…
“The provincial government announced today it will spend $60 million over the next four years to repair flood damage in Kananaskis Country. The work will target trails, campgrounds and day use areas.”
It would take at least half that amount just to repair Ribbon creek trail which makes me face the reality that some trails will never be repaired. It will be cheaper, and in some cases better, to start over and construct a new trail.
Many of the trails were old logging or mining roads and were never meant to be ski trails. Perhaps the silver lining is that we’ll get some new trails which can be constructed as ski trails from the get-go.
I’m glad that my blog will carry a forever record of the trails such as Ribbon Creek, Whiskey Jack and Pocaterra which we will never see again in their pre-flood state.
There’s also a story in the Herald Most of the $81 million will go to K-Country.
Now, back to the Picnic Table Challenge. I spent hours yesterday digging up photos of the PLPP picnic tables, only to have Ray get 95% of them correct within a half-hour of posting. The moose photo had to be a lucky guess. He was stumped only by #19 which actually was Blueberry Hill.
I couldn’t find a photo of the Wheeler north table. There are a total of 10 picnic tables alongside the trails in PLPP, but there used to be 12. Do you remember the table locations half-way up Whiskey Jack and at the top of the hill on Meadow, about a K south of the Visitor Centre?