Thanks to Jean-Francois Richy(pictured above) for this report regarding trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park:
I started climbing Whiskey Jack on perfect new tracksetting at 11:15 a.m. The air temperature at Boulton Creek was -2°C and the snow was -6.
Update Sat Jan 20 @ 9:05 a.m: Adam has informed us the tree has been cleared. MaSid took this photo of the deadfall on Elk Pass today and remarked,
If Chuck’s report and photos of Mt Shark have enticed you, along with tonight’s tracksetting, to head over there on Friday, be aware that Spray Lakes/Smith Dorrien road south of Canmore will be closed for avalanche control
Your imagination can conjure up all sorts of things for the odd shapes which line the trail as you ski up Tyrwhitt from the Pocaterra/Lookout junction.
For skiers willing to brave the first 1.3K of nasty, cold wind on Elk Pass, you were rewarded with new tracksetting and fantastic conditions on Elk Pass and Blueberry
Today’s snow would qualify as “Steppenwolf” quality. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced tracks so fast on Elk Pass. Even coming back on Tyrwhitt,
I checked out Elk Pass, Tyrwhitt, Hydroline and Patterson in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park today. I didn’t go on the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail, but if
-The hugging tree on Elk Pass- Elk Pass was in great shape today, and I made a point of getting a photo of Georgina’s hugging tree.
-Mary at the top of the big hill. She had already been to the end of Elk Pass when I met her.- It was like Christmas morning