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Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-04-2020, 03:23 PM
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Posted By kellymcdonald78
We did a 3-day trip out to Elk Lakes year before...

We did a 3-day trip out to Elk Lakes year before last, which you could easily extend to 4-5 days. I'd hike into Petain Creek the first day and check out the falls. For the second day, head up to...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-05-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By kellymcdonald78
There is some detail here...

There is some detail here https://www.clubtread.com/Routes/Route.aspxRoute858.html?Route=858 and https://www.explor8ion.com/2016/09/23/hiking-trails-into-mount-assiniboine/
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-05-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,263
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I suspect there will be a fair number of...

I suspect there will be a fair number of cancellations on the more internationally known trails (Assinaboine, Berg Lake, etc.). Can't see international travel opening up anytime soon, so many of...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,263
Posted By kellymcdonald78
That wouldn't be so bad, but selfishly hoping it...

That wouldn't be so bad, but selfishly hoping it will be a few days before that (I start the GDT in Waterton on June 27th) ;)
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,263
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Yes, as of May 1st (although in some places it...

Yes, as of May 1st (although in some places it took a day or two to take down signs and such), trailheads and parking lots in Provincial Parks and PRA's are open. Facilities like washrooms and...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-08-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,263
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Kenny's update on the overall forecast yesterday...

Kenny's update on the overall forecast yesterday indicated that they may be able to start lifting restrictions by end of May. That likely means May long weekend is out, but that we haven't lost the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-25-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Are you looking at the RAV4 Trail TRD or RAV4...

Are you looking at the RAV4 Trail TRD or RAV4 Offroad TRD?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-23-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Mine is a 2014 (bought new). Second last year...

Mine is a 2014 (bought new). Second last year they made them
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-16-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Not sure what you mean by "sucky for the other...

Not sure what you mean by "sucky for the other 90%-95%". It's my daily driver and I have no issues with it on the road. It does drive more like a truck, but you're going to get that with any of the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-14-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I plan to drive my Xterra until it falls apart. I...

I plan to drive my Xterra until it falls apart. I absolutely love mine, it's reliable and great both on road and off.
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   02-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By kellymcdonald78
There is quite a bit of information on Gillian's...

There is quite a bit of information on Gillian's page https://kananaskistrails.com/
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   02-06-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I'd recommend Gillian Dafern's Kananaskis Country...

I'd recommend Gillian Dafern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 (it will cover both Aster Lake and Turbine). The Gem Trek Kananaskis Lakes Map is also a really good one for the area. Around...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   02-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I've been up to Aster, Three Isle (several times)...

I've been up to Aster, Three Isle (several times) and Beatty Lake. We had to bail on our attempt of Northover a few years back due to weather, but spent an extra day exploring around Aster (it's a...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   01-31-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By kellymcdonald78
My only caution is your friends experience level....

My only caution is your friends experience level. Northover is a more complex traverse with some exposure. The climb into Aster can be a slog for someone new to hiking.

If you are going do the...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   01-27-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By kellymcdonald78
My current itinerary is 9 weeks. Waterton to...

My current itinerary is 9 weeks. Waterton to Grande Cache
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   01-27-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By kellymcdonald78
How did folks make out with permits?

How did folks make out with permits for the National Parks last week?

I found it went fairly smoothly compared to previous years and I managed to get all the permits I needed to hike the Great...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   01-27-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By kellymcdonald78
Yup, you have to be on at 8:00 on the dot to be...

Yup, you have to be on at 8:00 on the dot to be able to secure the popular trails like Rockwall, Skyline or Egypt Lake. I'll be hiking the Great Divide Trail this summer and was fortunate to get all...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   11-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Apparently a new app is being developed by River...

Apparently a new app is being developed by River Taig and Dan Durston to come out next year
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-15-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Not really a loop, but there is the Stein...

Not really a loop, but there is the Stein Traverse.
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   07-23-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,021
Posted By kellymcdonald78
My understanding is that they are pretty strict....

My understanding is that they are pretty strict. You need to attach a copy of your permit to your tent
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-23-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I'm about the same weight and had no issues doing...

I'm about the same weight and had no issues doing it in 2015
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-02-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By kellymcdonald78
You drive to the Sunshine parking lot and take...

You drive to the Sunshine parking lot and take the gondola up to Sunshine Village (there is no shuttle, nor car access past the parking lot). Sunshine used to run a bus from the parking lot up to the...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   06-24-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I have looked at the land registration and while...

I have looked at the land registration and while it is designated as crown land, it doesn't fall into any of the nearby PLUZ, or Parks. While there were some news articles from a few years back...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   05-28-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By kellymcdonald78
Looks like fun, spend ~$50k to summit, most of...

Looks like fun, spend ~$50k to summit, most of the trip spent trudging in a long line of people, or sitting, waiting for the line to move (while your body is slowly dying) all for a brief moment at...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By kellymcdonald78
I guess September is technically late summer

I guess September is technically late summer
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