As we await the snow to fall, we’ll play our annual game of Guess the Trail. No prizes for this, just bragging rights. Click on the photos for a larger image. Write your guesses in the comments section at the bottom.
There is a unique and distinctive feature in each photo that will help you determine which trail it is. In #1, I’ll accept the name of the trail OR the venue.
That’s my friend Chip in #2. We skied this trail last winter on a very cold day(snow temp was -20°C) where the snow felt a bit like sandpaper. This trail should be easy for a blind skier. (Hint: Hydroline does not have 2 tracks).
#3 should be easy so no hints.
#4. Looking east from this trail, you’ll see the distinctive shape of a notorious peak. I hope the flood damage is repaired because it’s one of my all-time favourites.
#5. You’ll see lots of skiers gathered at the end of this trail in November
#6. This is one of my favourite places for taking a picture
#7. If you ski 11K you’ll see this unique sight
#8. It’s in Banff National Park
#9. My nickname for this trail is “heaven.”
#10. This is the first feeding station at the Cookie race. What’s the name of the trail?
Good luck. Can you guess one, two, or all of them?
I’m a bit late doing this and I will do it without looking up the previous answers. 1- Canmore Nordic Ctr, 2- Powerline trail, 3-Elk Pass, 4- Goat Ck, 5- MLR, 6-top of Whiskey Jack at Pocaterra, 7- Cascade Fire Road, 8- Spray River west side, 9- Tyrwhitt, 10- Never done the Loppet; perhaps at Protection Mountain campground?
Not sure on some of them, but 100% sure that I want to go skiing!!!! Thanks for the tease, Bob.
#1 Banff Trail at CNC, given away by the lights on the trail.
#2 Braille at PLPP
#3 Elk Pass in PLPP
#4 Goat Creek
#5 Moraine Lake Road. Lake Louise ski hill is in the distance on the right
#6 Pocaterra near Whiskey Jack
#7 Redearth Creek
#8 West side of Spray River Loop near Banff
#9 Tyrwhitt in PLPP
#10 Elkwood Feeding Station at the Cookie Race in PLPP on Wheeler trail
5 were easy, other 5 required Googling 😀
I was hoping it would take more than four hours to solve this one. I’ll make the next one more challenging. -Bob
1. Banff trail Canmore Nordic Center, approximately 400 m west of the west
2. Hydroline — Peter Lougeed
3. Elk Pass — approximately 300 m north of the Patterson/Elk Pass junction
4. Don’t know
5. West end of the Moraine Lake road, as far as the XC trails go
6. Whiskey Jack/Pocaterra junction, PLPP. K. Messenger and friends are coming from the north.
7. AB/BC border on the old 1A highway.
8. Don’t know
9. About 1 km south on Tyrwhitt from the Tyrwhitt/Lookout junction as one comes out into the big open meadow, PLPP
10. 1st feed station in the Cookie Race near the Elkwood Parking Lot, PLPP
55%. (Half marks for #10) I expected better than this from you. 🙂 Bob
3.Elk pass trail
5.Moraine lake road
7.Redearth creek near pharaoh creek junction
8.Spray river loop east side
10.Meadow trail near elkwood
80%. Good effort on #8 but wrong side. -Bob
It connects to Lodgepole, so you’re in the vicinity. -Bob
#1: Canmore Nordic Centre – Banff Trail
#2: PLPP – Braille
#3: PLPP – Fox Creek
#4: Goat Creek
#5: Moraine Lake Road
#7: Red Earth Creek
#8: Spray River Trail
85%(I’m only giving you half marks for Spray River trail.) -Bob
1 Banff Trail at CNC
2 Braille at PLPP
3 Elk pass
4 from your comment I’ll have to say Goat, maybe the kids will be ready to tackle it this year.
5 Moraine Lake Road
8 Spray river trail in Banff
10 Elkwood station on Wheeler
65%(Half marks for Spray river) -Bob
#1 Canmore Nordic Centre (Banff Trail)
#2 Reminds me of one of the trails at Mt McPherson in Revelstoke
#3 cascade fire road
#4 goat creek
#5 moraine lake road
#6 ribbon creek?
#7 Red Earth Creek?
#8 spray river loop
45%(Half marks for Spray River loop) -Bob
#7. Wardens cabins at Redearth Creek ?
#4 – Ha Ling peak from Goat creek ?
#1: Canmore Nordic Centre
#2: PLPP – Hydroline
#3: PLPP – Meadow
#4: PLPP – Pocaterra
#5: Lake Louise – Morraine Lake Road
#6: PLPP – Pocaterra??
#7: PLPP – ???
#9: PLPP – Tyrwhitt
#10: PLPP – Meadow??
Your score is 40%. Only five of the trails are actually in PLPP. Thanks for getting things started. -Bob