Update Mon Jan 16: It is a lynx. The two times I’ve seen lynx in the wild, I was always amazed at the size of their feet. Facts about Canada Lynx (Thanks, Barb, for the link.)
The Banff trail report indicates that Redearth Creek was trackset yesterday. I’m planning on skiing Goat Creek to Banff today while the conditions are still good. The weather forecasts for Banff are very conflicting. Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 cm of snow, whereas Weather Network and Snow Forecast are not predicting any. One point of agreement, they are all expecting highs for today to be below freezing. Not so for Tues and Wed.
CherylB, one of the skiers who posts trip reports, was at the party tonight. She related a story about a special sighting she had today at the top of Whiskey Jack where it meets Pocaterra, and has now sent me the above photo. She says in her email,
“Hope these work ? my hands may have been shaky as I was pretty excited to see it!”
Can you guess what it is?