Animal tracks & sightings

Saturday night update

November 17, 2018

With this update, I’m displaying some additional photos which are now included with the “Wild Animals Along the Ski Trail” post. We like reading multiple reports for the same trail, so just because you’ve already seen a trip report

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Wild animals along the ski trail

November 15, 2018
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These are photos which have been taken by skiers while on the trail except a couple which I took while driving to the ski trail. I’ve indicated the trail, date and

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West Bragg Creek and other news

November 8, 2018

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the photos and report: “A few centimetres of snow has fallen at WBC and the volunteer groomers have roller-packed several of the trails. But before you rush out there… I really did mean just a few cm of snow! I did a quick tour of West Crystal, a bit Middle […]

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Grizzly tracks on Whiskey Jack

October 19, 2018
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Thanks to Keith for sending in these photos and the report:

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Maybe just drive on by

September 21, 2018

If you stop to view wildlife, all sorts of things can happen. This Park employee had to stop for a red light and paid the price. The photo and the following information was posted on Facebook by Jasper National park:

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The amazing 80K bison trip

March 17, 2018
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-Now complete with Radio Collars, the bison are awaiting release this summer. Photo by Chuck- Chuck has made some epic ski trips but this one surpasses all in distance, tough conditions, and the ultimate

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Lynx photo

January 25, 2018
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Chuck took this beautiful photo on yesterday’s ski trip… “FLINTS PARK JCT. & CUTHEAD – Jan 24 8 hour ski and 50 kms has it rewards:

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Goat Creek and Spray River

January 13, 2018
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I don’t know about you, but I eagerly anticipate reading all the trip reports every day. Chuck did the epic ski to the elk trap today. Not sure how many Ks he did

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Mysteries in the snow

December 9, 2017

While adventuring off-track in the Elk Pass area, MaSid came across this fascinating imprint in the snow. His theory is that it was made by an owl while swooping down to catch a rabbit or other unfortunate creature.

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Skiing update for Nov 28

November 28, 2017
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-Pipestone trails. Photo by Chuck.- A number of things to touch on today: Canmore Nordic Centre Bear on Elk Pass – Blueberry Hill First Pipestone report Grooming progress at Lake Louise 

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Confederation Golf Course

November 6, 2017

Amazing for Nov 5! We ended up with 12 trip reports yesterday which included info on Kananaskis Village, Skogan Pass, Great Divide, Moraine Lake road, Lake O’Hara fire road, Cascade Valley, and West Bragg Creek.

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A funny story from last winter

October 10, 2017

Now here’s a dog who knows how to have fun. I can vividly picture this scenario as described by Alf. All the WBC photos below were submitted at various times throughout last winter by Alf(they aren’t from the day of this event). West Bragg Creek: “But that is not my dog!” – Jan 6, 2017 […]

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Mid-summer sightings on Goat Creek and Spray River

September 1, 2017
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-Can you spot the pine marten in the above photo?- I’ve biked here a couple times in the past week and had some interesting wildlife encounters. Not anything dramatic

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This bison calf has no idea how special it is

April 26, 2017
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Banff National Park posted this birth announcement regarding the first bison calf to be born in Banff’s backcountry in over 140 years…

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Bear chases kicksledder on Spray River West(with video)

April 15, 2017

Update April 19: Story in the Crag and Canyon newspaper Grizzly pursues woman, dogs on Banff trail This was posted by Annette Young on Facebook… Completely shaken but safe, untouched and unharmed….

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Typical spring skiing – 20% slower

April 6, 2017
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In mid-winter on cold snow, I can ski the Tyrwhitt loop at an average speed of 9 km/H on my waxable skis. Today, with waxless skis(zeros), on wet snow, I averaged 7.3

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Yet another Lynx sighting

March 20, 2017

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this photo of a lynx in the Sawmill area of Kananaskis Country. You can see the lynx tracks and more photos of Alf’s ski trip High Rockies Trail Sawmill-Blackshale Welcome to spring! In Calgary, it arrived today at 4:29 a.m.

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Saturday night update

March 11, 2017
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-Skogan Pass below High Level junction. Photo by Ray Perrott- I didn’t ski today, so I’m posting some photos from Ray and Mary Perrott’s trip to Skogan Pass.

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The Lodgepole Grouse

March 3, 2017
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We haven’t had any reported sightings of the Pocaterra “Killer Grouse” this winter, so I was thrilled to see this guy yesterday on Lodgepole ski trail. We stood there for a few minutes, enthralled with his entertaining antics.

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Pipestone, wolves, cookie race

February 21, 2017

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 […]

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