I found this on Twitter from Banff National Park:
“This ski track was the site of a mighty struggle. Can you help us identify what animal left this fur behind?”
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on the photo: https://twitter.com/BanffNP/status/294635741408022528
A beautiful cougar encounter in Banff
I read this on Facebook from Annette
Today I was given a true GIFT. I am so proud of my dogs…and feel so privileged to live in the Rocky Mountains;) while out for a long walk in the woods today..all of a sudden I knew we were in the presence of “something”/ dogs air scenting and all hairs standing on end. I calmly talked to them while scanning to see what the “something” was: none less than His Majesty, The Cougar! What a beautiful, big and gorgeous animal! We saw him just about a bus length away from us, dogs behaved PERFECTLY. Cougar looked at us, we looked at him. Dogs were Glued to my side and quiet; never giving the Cougar any reason to be interested in us…so he calmly walked away. What an amazing and beautiful experience! And what a privilege to get to see such an elusive animal!
If you have a dog or puppy who requires some training, you won’t find a better person for the job than Annette at Wags Unlimited.
Skate trails in Kananaskis
If you’re a skate-skier looking for an easy trail in Kananaskis, tracksetter Jeff reports the Bill Milne trail from Ribbon creek to Wedge pond was groomed yesterday with a skating lane and single track.
Mt Shark, with more challenging terrain, is an excellent venue for skaters if you’re willing to drive a little further, and it was groomed last night.
As always, the Canmore nordic centre is the gold-standard for skaters looking for good grooming and a good variety of trails for all abilities.
According to the Banff trail report, Lake Louise received 15 cm of new snow yesterday.