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.
The four skiers in the above photo had just descended Packers and were still smiling. I skied Packers and a few other trails in the middle of Peter Lougheed
… is new tracksetting on Pocaterra! Excellent conditions on last night’s tracksetting between Lynx and Packers, good conditions between the hut and Lynx.
What a lovely day it was as I set out one last time to ascend Whiskey Jack. Last night’s tracksetting looked fantastic and inviting. I enjoyed the climb with excellent grip
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
-Kim(L) and Brian at the top of the Elk Pass hill- Update Sat Apr 1: Trails groomed last night/yesterday: Whiskey Jack, Packers, and Upper Pocaterra in PLPP. Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise.
It’s spring and we have to be bear aware, as evidenced by the bear tracks I saw a few years ago on Tyrwhitt and Whiskey Jack. Today, those bears wouldn’t have had a chance to catch me
In my log book, I use the term “Best Day” reservedly and only for exceptional experiences. Today’s ski trip earned that honour, one of only five this winter.
On the other hand, maybe Alf Skrastins has it right. Read his recent backcountry trip report to get a more positive attitude on spring skiing. Most digital cameras come with a
-Charlie and Janice on Upper Pocaterra(near Whiskey Jack junction)- Mike, Sheila and Ross, Janice and Charlie, Ian, Heather and Bob. Nice running into everyone