-Pine Marten at Lake O’Hara. Photo by Chuck-
It looks like Chuck might stretch this ski season out to 7 months. His first ski trip was on Oct 15. This is today’s report from Chuck:
LAKE O’HARA – May 2
Well, with this winter that keeps on giving, we had to check out that avalanche that crossed the Lake O’Hara road:
As you can see, this is still a busy place.
The ones that we had redirected from the Great Divide yesterday, had seen Bear #122 “The Boss” just after leaving us, and were glad to get to Elizabeth Parker Hut, their intended destination.
With another forecasted low of minus 3 tonight, hope to see you out tomorrow!
Elk Pass and Frozen Lake
I don’t want to diminish Chuck’s accomplishment, but Alf Skrastins’ ski season is 12 months long. With his trip on Elk Pass yesterday, Alf has skied for 188 consecutive months(correct me if I’m wrong, Alf). You can see many spectacular photos on his trip report from yesterday including a grizzly bear and a photo of Frozen Lake like I’ve never seen it before(all frozen and snow covered!).
I hiked to Frozen Lake in 2004 with a group from the Calgary Ski Club. You can compare summer and winter below. I wonder if the lake will be all thawed by August this year? I remember seeing fish swimming in the lake and wondering how they got there. Can they survive being under ice for most of the year, or is the lake stocked?