The above painting was made from the photo below. I originally attributed the photo to Groomer Dave at West Bragg Creek, but I was subsequently informed it was actually taken by artist Anne Brown, Groomer Dave’s wife. Continue reading
Mar 28, 2020
Thanks for all the “pandemic” comments. We have a lot of thoughtful people following this blog.
My final ski trip of the season last evening was wonderful, but sad at the same time knowing it would be the last one of the season, and possibly forever. Continue reading
This pandemic is bringing out the worst in a few people who are willing to throw around insults when they don’t have a clue. Decisions are made with the information that’s available at the time. It’s disengenuous to criticize anyone for breaking rules which are actually not in effect. I received the following email from Chuck: Continue reading
March 27 @ 10 pm
I know this is already old news, but below is what was posted on the Live Grooming Reports and goes into effect at midnight tonight.
“Vehicle access is temporarily suspended at access points to Alberta’s provincial parks and recreation areas for recreation purposes until further notice. The restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
If a car is required to access a park or recreation area, these areas will not be available so make other plans. Although, walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-highway vehicle use are still permitted on designated trails, access points will be limited.”
We took advantage of yesterday’s tracksetting on Wedge and Evan Thomas and had a great day of skiing. You may have read on the Ribbon Creek trail report that grooming has finished for the season on the Kananaskis Village, Ribbon Creek, Bill Milne, Wedge, Skogan Pass trails. Continue reading
Remember when social distancing wasn’t a thing? This set of photos from the past ski season brings back memories of happier times when we didn’t have to fear getting close to others. Continue reading
With ski season drawing to a close, it’s time to start posting my favourite photos from this past winter. This year presents a challenge because I have so many great pictures. It’s been the best winter for conditions in the 12 years that I’ve been running this blog. Continue reading
“Going outside and being active should be encouraged.” – Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “As long as they take proper precautions while around others, Albertans can go outside for some fresh air, even while self-isolating.”
If you go skiing, remember the social distancing protocol of staying 2 metres away from others. It’s easy to do in the great outdoors. I wish people at the grocery stores were as responsible as the skiers I’ve encountered lately. Continue reading
“It really is pretty easy to practise social distancing when one is out in the mountains.” -gh
“It’s easy to see what’s coming next- no access to provincial lands. If not right away- once the NP closure inevitably causes overcrowding elsewhere. A poor decision in my opinion.” -Steve Riggs Continue reading
Update Mar 24 from Parks Canada:
“The Agency is temporarily suspending all motor vehicle access by visitors at all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice. All visitor services remain suspended and all visitor facilities remain closed.
This means that all parking lots, vehicle services, trails, washrooms, day use facilities, showers, visitor centres, and all camping facilities, including oTENTiks, yurts and backcountry camping, are closed until further notice. Continue reading