Jan 30: It’s like the rules

Jan 30: It’s like the rules

I had the privilege today of taking some of the volunteers and interns, who work with me at Alberta Parks Ecology, up for a day of bopping around. One was born and raised in the French alps and now lives in Paris; another was from northern Germany, and the third was from a tiny town […]

Jan 26: “Warm” and Sunny

Jan 26: “Warm” and Sunny

The morning was kind of overcast with flat light and the odd bit of sun… But by 10:30, the clouds were mostly gone and the sun was out. And for most of the afternoon, it was mostly bluebird. I mentioned “warm.” It was only -4° in the village to start the day, and it made […]

Jan 19: Socked in and snowing

Jan 19: Socked in and snowing

Winter amazes me. In the summer, if it’s overcast and drizzling and ugly and cold, no one in their right mind goes out hiking. But make those conditions winter and… it’s a POW day, and everyone is excited to be on the hill. It was like that today. Save for the odd sort of, sunny-ish, […]

Jan 18: Cruzy

Jan 18: Cruzy

Having not snowed anything of consequence in the last +15 days, I was not expecting to find much powder around, and my expectations were met pretty well. The hill was reporting 6 cm yesterday, and that’s what you could find in the lesser tracked areas. Under that was… well… firm most everywhere I was. I […]