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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-28-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Can't help but comment on the old picture with...

Can't help but comment on the old picture with the larches...Locally there is a desire by some folks to develop a more comprehensive mountain bike trail network including some alpine routes but there...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-30-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Twitter report today or yesterday said it went...

Twitter report today or yesterday said it went from 3 or 5 hectares to like 50 in a hurry due to high winds connected to some thunderstorms if my memory serves me right. Between flooding and fires,...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,005
Posted By Kootenay Kid
You could start on the highway in Kootenay or at...

You could start on the highway in Kootenay or at Sunshine go into Assiniboine, down the Palliser and along the continental divide to Elk Lakes. I'd have to pull my maps out to give better details...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   03-04-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,821
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Having just finished a Red Cross Wilderness...

Having just finished a Red Cross Wilderness Instructors course I'll throw in my 2 cents. Red Cross does have medical direction for its training and the protocols for lack of a better word are...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-04-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,573
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Signs aren't the answer either. I've worked at a...

Signs aren't the answer either. I've worked at a ski resort where signs at the boundary essentially said that you could die if you went past the boundary and yet people did it. The solution is not...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   02-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,631
Posted By Kootenay Kid
I believe resorts may have a tenure that applies...

I believe resorts may have a tenure that applies to lift accessed skiing and they can't restrict self propelled access to the same crown land. Its not a huge issue here but it does happen and the...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   02-14-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,686
Posted By Kootenay Kid
A little out of your way - at least the area...

A little out of your way - at least the area you're talking about, but you could look a little further west to the Purcells as well. Delphine Creek to Delphine Glacier might be ok, Lake of the...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   02-12-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,985
Posted By Kootenay Kid
There is the Marble Canyon campground in KNP...

There is the Marble Canyon campground in KNP which is really close to the trailheads, Redstreak is right outside of Radium, there is accomodation at Castle Junction which is closer than Banff or Lake...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,905
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Sandy, after I posted my last comment I meant...

Sandy,
after I posted my last comment I meant to come back and correct myself. I apologize if I came across harsh but I differentiate between paid government employees who would receive their...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,905
Posted By Kootenay Kid
I'm curious what your position was and who these...

I'm curious what your position was and who these government workers are who got per diems. I've been in SAR for about 8 years and have never seen anyone get a per diem as a SAR volunteer
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-23-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,905
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Just another thought. Yes, the system has...

Just another thought.
Yes, the system has worked more or less the way it is set up but it is not ideal. The expectations on SAR groups is that they run as corporations with policies and procedures...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-23-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,905
Posted By Kootenay Kid
This is entirely inaccurate. There is no payment...

This is entirely inaccurate. There is no payment to the volunteers, not even a stipend as in a volunteer (more accurately a paid on call) fire department.

As for the other earlier comment about...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-10-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,581
Posted By Kootenay Kid
To clarify some things...Unless its changed...

To clarify some things...Unless its changed without me knowing, there is a policy for SAR to respond to these incidents for the very reasons stated here. People do have emotional attachments to...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-09-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,706
Posted By Kootenay Kid
AT boots will work fine in downhill bindings but...

AT boots will work fine in downhill bindings but will likely need some adjustment. Working as a ski patroller I loved having the vibram soles but initially didnt set up my bindings properly which...
Forum: Photography Talk   10-08-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kootenay Kid
35mm - anyone still use em?

Hi,
I always seem to be behind the curve as I still dont own a Wii or flat screen tv and in that theme I bought an expensive Canon 35mm camera a number of years ago. Digitals were out but just...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,329
Posted By Kootenay Kid
In BC, SAR groups were recently given a PLB and...

In BC, SAR groups were recently given a PLB and there is a way to test...However they were registered as a group provincially so the individual groups didnt get the results. As an individual you...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,424
Posted By Kootenay Kid
There is the Summit Trailmaker's Society in the...

There is the Summit Trailmaker's Society in the East Kootenays (Invermere area) and the East Kootenay Outdoors club which is mostly Cranbrook based I think but does trips all over the valley. ...
Forum: The Lodge   09-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By Kootenay Kid
There's also an article in the latest issue of...

There's also an article in the latest issue of Explore that sheds some light on her trip.

She remortgaged her house and it was closer to 100,000 she paid. The company had never guided anyone up...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-14-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,860
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Just have to say....perfect example of a...

Just have to say....perfect example of a "rockies" topic...not a BC or Alberta one
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-14-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kootenay Kid
I did the full loop past the ACC hut earlier this...

I did the full loop past the ACC hut earlier this summer and it took us 7 hours car to car and was pretty much 20km bang on. It was my first time to the area and I cant wait to get back there!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-07-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,511
Posted By Kootenay Kid
On a side note, it somewhat amazes me how many...

On a side note, it somewhat amazes me how many people who make great effort to reach certain areas in the mountains will call a patch of seasonal snow a glacier.

Harry if you don't already own it,...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   09-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,629
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Being a resident of the "Trench" I check both...

Being a resident of the "Trench" I check both Alberta and BC trip reports and discussion forums but do find the BC one to rarely have anything relevant for me. For searching for a specific location,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,612
Posted By Kootenay Kid
My guess the DIN is a liability issue. I've had...

My guess the DIN is a liability issue. I've had to sign a waiver for the techs at the local Heli Ski operator to set my DIN higher than the standard for my weight. I agree that needs to be...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-24-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By Kootenay Kid
Sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it more
Just throwing it out there as an alternative and something I am considering is the Delorme Inreach. Its a GPS unit that has emergency beacon...
Forum: British Columbia   08-24-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,550
Posted By Kootenay Kid
McMurdo Hut is actually maintained by the...

McMurdo Hut is actually maintained by the Columbia Valley Hut Society and can be booked for stays in summer and winter. There is heavy snowmobile traffic in the winter but there are areas designated...
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