Update Fri Jan 24: Skogan Pass trails were trackset this morning. Every trail at MT Shark was trackset last night.
Jan 23, 2020
Lake O’Hara news
Lake O’Hara Lodge opens one week from today. The Lake O’Hara fire road will be trackset sometime before Jan 30. I couldn’t get an exact date.
The lodge will be offering lunch to daytrippers on Saturdays and Sundays between noon – 2 pm. Payment for lunch is cash only.
PLPP: Jan 22 Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, Hydroline, and Fox Creek.
Banff: Jan 22 Cascade Valley to the 6K campground; Upper Bankhead.
Jan 23: PD’s trip report indicated some tracksetting on Spray River West.
Lake Louise: Forrest, Lake surface, Great Divide.
Name change: On today’s update from the Heritage Guides at Lake Louise, the Shoreline trail is now known as “Forrest.” People were always confusing the Shoreline trail with the trail on the lake surface(known as Lake Trail, or Lake surface). I’ve seldom seen spelling mistakes from the Heritage Guides, so I assume they really mean “Forrest” and not forest.
More dog-friendly trails at Lake Louise
Update: It ultimately turns out that this was an error on the Banff/Lake Louise trail report. Upper and Lower Tramline, Peyto, and Upper Telemark do not allow dogs.
Paula brought to my attention that a number of new trails at Lake Louise have become dog-friendly this winter. I am surmising this was done because the Pipestone trails are not available. There’s still no word on when or if the Pipestone trails will be available for skiing this winter.