Double Super Secret Highwood Secret Stash

As I explained to Ken Wiens, the focus of this blog is trackset trails, but some of the non-trackset backcountry photos are spectacular. Does anyone know where this is? Can anyone uncover Aqua Toque’s secret stash? Hint “conditions were awesome at ####### #### Lake!” I suspect you won’t be able…

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Birkie Report

Nine wonderful trip reports today, and a Backcountry report with meteors!  Thanks, everyone for the prose, poetry, and photos. It’s been quite a few years since I participated in the Canadian Birkebeiner near Edmonton but I remember how much fun it was(and the utter chaos at Ukrainian Village trying to…

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Wednesday update

Update Jan 30: Lake O’Hara fire road is trackset. Recent tracksetting in PLPP includes Amos, Woolley, Meadow, Wheeler, Boulton Creek, Moraine, Lodgepole, Braille. The Tunnel Mountain trails in Banff have been trackset.  Golden, BC update from Ruth: “Excellent conditions at the Golden Nordic Centre, Skate lanes are freshly groomed. New snow is…

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2.4 hours of adrenaline at WBC

West Bragg Creek will be the site of a new, fun event. I received the following information from Flora: “We have a fun new family friendly event scheduled in West Bragg on Sat Feb 8th. It’s called 2.4 hours of adrenaline Fruit Loops (that’s two-point-four hours). Start time is 9am.”…

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Loppet news

For the Lake Louise to Banff loppet, there is a changing of the guard this winter, but the race goes on. This announcement was posted on the loppet website: “Hello Loppet enthusiasts! We are excited to inform you that the LL to Banff Loppet and relay will be hosted on…

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Loppet registration this Saturday

The Lake Louise to Banff loppet returns after a one-year hiatus, albeit a shortened version. I suggested to Jo Lunn, the “CEO” of the loppet, that I bet it will be sold out quickly despite the new configuration because it is just so enjoyable.

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