After this catastrophic incident, I never take Whiskey Jack for granted. The floods of June 2013 are slowly fading from memory, but this one is still vivid for me. My worst fears were realized when I inspected the damage on Whiskey Jack on July 12, 2013… “when I saw the…
-Evan-Thomas bridge on Bill Milne trail in K-Country(looking north)- It appears that work has been completed
Galatea creek, reclaimed bridge #1 (Photo by Alf Skrastins) More bridges have been finished! Alf Skrastins sent me this email:
I’m happy to report that Boulton creek in PLPP will be skiable this winter. The trail is presently being worked on with
Update Dec 12, 2015: The Boulton creek trail has been rebuilt and is once again skiable. I thought we should remind skiers about the flood damaged Boulton creek trail which is reported to be inaccessible. I have talked to many skiers this winter who have skied on Boulton creek trail, starting…
– Chuck is fording the Spray river with the almost-repaired bridge in the background – There is one last obstacle to having the entire
– A newly completed section of Ribbon creek. – One of my favourite trails, Ribbon creek, is reborn after being destroyed by the 2013 floods. Thanks to Alf for this
Chuck O’Callaghan has put together a portfolio of damaged and replaced bridges. If you’re a regular reader, you may have seen all of these at one time or another.
– Whiskey Jack trail(file photo) – We’ll be skiing on Whiskey Jack this winter. Yes!!!! It has been repaired!
Intrepid skier and biker Chuck has some good news about the Spray River and Goat Creek trails: “Today I biked from Banff to the Goat Creek trailhead (and back) to see what trail conditions might be like this winter. I was pleasantly surprised. The only remaining difficulty is the bridge…