Tag Archives: Backcountry Skiing

Blue sky and blue ice on the Sask Toe


Sask Toe Feb 9 & 10

Joining our group of 8 were 7 vets and one rookie, me Phil and that is why I am writing the trip report. The 7 vets were trip leaders Debby & Jeff, Sandy & Steve, Barb, Pat and Neil.

The group first met at Sandy & Steve’s house Feb 5th to go over plans for the trip. The first half hour was spent discussing the iitenary for the trip and dispensing safety advice for the rookie which was appreciated. The remaining hour of our meeting was to discuss what I quickly learned was the most important topic, dinner for Saturday night and who was going to bring what. On the recommendation of co-trip leader Debby, the theme was Italian which was quite a challenge having gluten free, lactose intolerant and vegetarian diets requirements of our group. There were no diet concerns when we were discussing what wine to bring for the meal. Funny that.

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Snowy encounters at Lake O’Hara

Sally, Marie & Don, Margo, George, Dave, Barb, Laurie, Judy.

Sally, Marie & Don, Margo, George, Dave, Barb, Laurie, Judy.

Lake O’Hara Trip – Feb 22-24, 2013 by Laurie

This was my first club trip this year, and my second winter backpacking experience. Margo felt that as I did a fair number of close encounters with the snow I should do a trip report so here goes.

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Hilda YO-YO Ski Tour

A few photos from a fun weekend YO-YO skiing around the Hilda Area.

Santa Updates Naughty Or Nice List On Elk Lakes Tour

A few photos from the annual Christmas tour to Elk Lakes Cabin.