Thanks to Chuck for this report:
With news that the Pipestone Loops were trackset yesterday, and word that the Bow Valley Wolf Pack is in the area, this was today’s choice. Sure enough, the wolves had just crossed the trail in front of us near the trailhead, heading east.
At the top of the #20 Loop, we checked out the river to see if travel conditions had improved.
We found another camera pointing right at the intersection of Drummond and Merlin trails, so don’t be caught peeing there!
It was nice to inspect one of the old Trapper’s Cabins.
Mud Lake has amazing mountain views, and great sunny spots to soak it up.
And of course, the ski conditions were great. Perfect temperatures for wax, and hardly anybody out after the Family day Weekend!
Wednesday at 9:30 pm is your deadline for entering the Kananaskis Ski Marathon, more affectionately referred to as the Cookie Race.
You can see who is already registered.
With some new snow and cool temperatures, the conditions should be excellent.
Take note of the parking instructions:
Parking space is very limited – please carpool! Obey traffic wardens and traffic control signs. Vehicles parked in illegal areas are subject to ticket and towing. Pocaterra parking lot will be reserved for vehicles with 2 or more occupants.
The Snow Forecast is predicting 22 cm in PLPP by Friday. The Weather Network is predicting 5-10 cm tomorrow(Wednesday).
It appears that Ribbon Creek, West Bragg Creek, and Canmore will also be the recipients of a significant amount of snow. Lesser amounts are predicted for Banff and Lake Louise.