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Forum: British Columbia   10-13-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By ColdBrook
So much about B.C. I don't know! Sometimes it's...

So much about B.C. I don't know!
Sometimes it's nice just to amble along and soak it all in. Thanks for a report from the quiet side.
Do you recall what language is transliterated on the signage?
Forum: Canadian Rockies   08-02-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By ColdBrook
zeljkok, Another wonderful account! Somehow I...

zeljkok,
Another wonderful account! Somehow I feel that I've been given much more information than is contained in the narrative and photographs. Nigel Pass (at least) is added to my list of areas...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-28-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By ColdBrook
Indeed, I have been observing the relative...

Indeed, I have been observing the relative paucity of wildfires this year, in Pacific NW of USA and in Canada.
Would be nice to drive under clear skies, no ash coating the car.
I think it's good...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-28-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By ColdBrook
zeljkok, Thanks for posting this wonderful...

zeljkok,
Thanks for posting this wonderful hike.
I really like photo 7, "Painted Landscape." So pure! The colors are amazing -- yellow ochre, teal blue, subtle grays, a bluebird sky.
Photo 3...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 193,135
Posted By ColdBrook
MikeW, Thanks for pics of Berg Lake when...

MikeW,
Thanks for pics of Berg Lake when everything is green!
(I've only seen Canada's beauty in late summer and fall, so fleurs and green grass are a novelty.)
What are the quadrupeds on the hike...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-14-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
zeljkok, For a first-timer, or even a...

zeljkok,
For a first-timer, or even a third-timer, a tourist backpack could still have value.
For comparison, a recent F/B post from Washington State, where No Parking on side of road is in force,...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-14-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By ColdBrook
flipside, Thank you for the info. My...

flipside,
Thank you for the info.
My experience was as you describe. I look forward to receiving 6 bitty checks in CAD, one for each night of a single trip. (They will probably end up junked.) And...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-14-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
In the course of canceling my Berg Lake Trail...

In the course of canceling my Berg Lake Trail reservation, I received the following in an email. It seems to be the most complete (though what is "camping season"?):



It goes on...
...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-09-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By ColdBrook
Crash, I will be interested to hear how things...

Crash,
I will be interested to hear how things go with the Granite Gear pack.

I looked carefully at Gossamer Gear -- yet another lighter-weight option -- pack construction during the recent sale...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
Found more specific information on Berg Lake...

Found more specific information on Berg Lake Trail, overnight and day use:
http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/mt_robson/#operating-dates

Of interest, trail opens 6-15 for registered overnight...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-02-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,186
Posted By ColdBrook
dpdp, A quick note that in the years when I...

dpdp,
A quick note that in the years when I have watched Berg Lake openings like a hawk, cancellations seemed to pick up in late August and continue through September. Fewer international visitors...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   06-02-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By ColdBrook
3 unproblematic logins, then a glitch. At least...

3 unproblematic logins, then a glitch. At least it's better.
Forum: Canadian Rockies   06-02-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By ColdBrook
Late snows mean flowers later in the season....

Late snows mean flowers later in the season. Please enjoy on my behalf, as I will in all likelihood be stuck at latitude 42 degrees N for the duration.
Looking for photos of Bow River in Canmore, I...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   06-01-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By ColdBrook
Looks like you had a bluebird day! Thanks for...

Looks like you had a bluebird day! Thanks for photos and narrative.
Ridgewalks are fun. I will add it to "explore next time I am in K-Country."
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-31-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By ColdBrook
Interesting article from May 21, after crashes...

Interesting article from May 21, after crashes and reboot on opening day for reserving Banff campgrounds (I think, am not sure, the system referred to as buckling under weight of 35,000 computers...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   05-19-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By ColdBrook
Logged me out 5x in a row.

Logged me out 5x in a row.
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   05-12-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,894
Posted By ColdBrook
With respect to declining participation on CT...

With respect to declining participation on CT (fewer informative or interesting posts, however one cares to define it), that phenomenon has afflicted every bb I have participated on or followed; some...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   05-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,894
Posted By ColdBrook
John and Katie, She is a sweet pup. Mistress of...

John and Katie,
She is a sweet pup. Mistress of the Big Stick!
Does she wear booties on winter hikes?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-08-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By ColdBrook
Candy Sack, Thank you.

Candy Sack,
Thank you.
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-08-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
zeljkok, Thanks for info on printing out...

zeljkok,
Thanks for info on printing out receipt. I have done the trail 1.5x before, and the video is uninformative relative to the 30 minutes of dealing with cougars and grizz that Glacier National...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-07-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By ColdBrook
Thompson + Cariboo Mntns PPs

I am curious about these provincial parks.
Have not found anything in the 3 big hiking references: Graeme Pole, Patton & Robinson, Don't Waste Your Time.
Garry Edwards's Hiking the Cariboo...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
Thanks - that is to make a reservation. But...

Thanks - that is to make a reservation. But thereafter one must pick up a physical permit at the Visitors Center and watch a short video.
My reservation packet for Sept 2020 reads:

"All hikers...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-07-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
If the Mt Robson Visitor Center is closed for the...

If the Mt Robson Visitor Center is closed for the year, how would one get a permit for a Berg Lake backpack?
(Probably moot for me at this point, but interested to know.)
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-07-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
Received this email from...

Received this email from ParkInfo[at]Victoria1.gov. I had made reservations for Berg Lake some months ago:
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-05-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,993
Posted By ColdBrook
It's my impression that when reservations are not...

It's my impression that when reservations are not being taken, all sites show not available on the Discover Camping website.

Here is a thread on making reservations:...
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