TSJ took the above photo at Ribbon creek and sent this information with it:
“No grooming tonight. Looks like it’s the 3 w’s Windy,Warm and Waxless skis.”
Canmore Nordic Centre
Later tonight I’ll be posting my update from Mt Shark. On the way, I stopped at the Canmore Nordic Centre. The air temperature at 1:45 pm was +2, but the snow was still nice and cold. I think VR45(-2/-8) would have worked well.
Take note, there are Alberta Cup races occurring this weekend at CNC. Trails are always open to recreational skiers, but parking lots will be crowded.
I have a lot of photo entries to load on the Emerald Lake Lodge contest page. This is one which came in today from Simona…
You may have read this already on the Trip Reports, but here’s the explanation from Simona to go along with the photo:
“In Peter Lougheed Prov Park – PLPP, like in years past, there’s a spruce grouse staunchly defending his stretch of the Pocaterra trail. This particular (same?) guy has staked his claim a little further south than before, now closer to the Packers junction. Yesterday, we met him going both ways, hours apart, standing guard in the middle of the trail. He’s a feisty little guy! It’s hilarious to watch him size you up, then put his head down and charge at you like a bull. His photo is in the contest.”