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Cross-country Skiing Pyramid Lake Road

Track set on a trail towards Pyramid

This would be a medi­um lev­el due to the  incli­nes this track has to offer. It is not a stack loop sys­tem, in and out the same road. See how far you want to go and turn around when you are good and ready.

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Break­ing trail

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2008

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Cross-country Skiing Moab

This Lake is eas­ier to get to now that Parks Canada extend­ed the cross coun­try ski trail access start­ing point on Hwy 93a fur­ther south this year. With the warm weath­er this win­ter, I am not sure how the con­di­tion of the snow is at time of writ­ing this.

2006

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Cross-country Skiing Moose Loop

Access: Maligne Lake

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Last park­ing lot at the end of Maligne Lake Road

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Cross-country ski


Part of a loop in the Maligne Lake area, start from the trail head of Bald Hills and the signs will direct you to the left a few metres into the Bald Hills trail. Since Bald Hills is clos­es till Feb­ru­ary, there are lim­it­ed choic­es here. Anoth­er track is the Trap­per Creek trail, which I will post at a lat­er time. Great trail through a fair­ly dense forest that loops around to Maligne Lake shore and you can check out the new camp­site which was put in ear­ly 2015.

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Cross-country Skiing Snaring River

Exploring new areas in the winter

Taking advantage of the cold weather and hoping the the river will be frozen enough for us to travel as far as we can get before the trail stops us in our tracks. The equipment we used for this trip was a variety of old light gear that included, cross-country ski that was wax or wax-less and light touring gear from the seventies. We had a couple mishaps that destroyed our poles.

Frozen just enough to hold our weight
Frozen just enough to hold our weight
Wide open lanscape
Wide open lanscape
Fairly flat going
Fairly flat going

The head wind was a killer making the temperature cooler than it was. Once in the canyon, the wind was reduced to a light breeze, just in time to focus on the open water. Warning to the ones who want to try this adventure, at anytime you can fall through the ice, so be fore warned! We just send our heaviest for our test...lol. We were lucky to hit it at the right time with the cold temperature and low snow fall. Heavy snow fall tends to insulate the water from freezing over.

Narrow parts seems to be more wet
Narrow parts seems to be more wet
Canyon area
Canyon area

Rewarded with amazing ice formations, we decided to push on through the narrow canyon, but cautiously with lots of open water pockets and quite a good flow underneath our skis. We pretty well reached our limit for this exploratory trip, as the river just past the ice falls was impassible with open water right across the canyon. This canyon is 5 km from the Snaring campground.

Open water on Snaring River
Open water on Snaring River

Frozen icefalls
Frozen icefalls

 

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