The above photo by Ezzy McBroom is the latest entry in the Emerald Lake Lodge contest.
You have until Dec 30 at midnight to get your entries in. I follow Ezzy on Facebook, and she posts some of the most spectacular photos you’ll ever see.
By the way, Ezzy is a very adventurous chocolate lab. I’m hoping if she wins the contest that she’ll take my springer spaniel to Emerald Lake with her. They do have some dog-friendly accommodations.
Last night’s PLPP grooming was on the trails on the west side of the road including Lodgepole, Braille, Sinclair, and Spruce road.
Grand Opening of Warming Hut today
Skiers are invited to meet in front of the Canmore Nordic Centre’s daylodge today at 11:30 a.m. for a group ski to the warming hut, where the official opening will occur between 12 noon – 12:30 pm. From the Nordic Centre daylodge it’s a 2.6K ski to the warming hut with a net elevation gain of 35 metres.
I don’t know what the final tally was for snow accumulation yesterday in Kananaskis. We didn’t get a trip report from PLPP or Ribbon creek, so if you were there, I’d be curious to know. I have another skiff of snow on my deck in Canmore this morning, and I think this storm is now finished. I have a total of about 3-4 cm since yesterday morning. The sun is brightly shining now on Lady Mac across the valley. Temperature here is -14 but we’re expecting a high of -6.
Here’s a video which came from my recent trip to Goat creek. I hope all fat bikers follow the example of the two bikes in this video. If you’ve never skied Goat creek, this 1-minute video will show you what to expect on first km of the trail:
I enjoyed this latest video of Goat Creek. There is something special in seeing the trail in video, but I also understand that it is quite deceptive in showing the actual angles and speeds. For instance, in the previous Goat Creek video, I was trying to anticipate the downhill run as if I was in your boots, but it came as a complete surprise when the downhill section ended and you began double poling again.
But what I’d like to comment on is your trick with the still camera!
I’m curious as to what percentage of photos you take while moving? Very few, it would be less than 5%. -Bob