Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ratings systems are designed to inform readers of the difficulty. While the numbers appear to be objective, there is a great deal of subjectivity built into them. 1. Kootenay Mountaineering Club TRIP GRADING SCALE This is most used in this … Continue reading

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CAMPING

TRASH & GARGAGE, SANITATION Garbage. Organic garbage is unsightly but presents no permanent problem except when durable items such as orange peels and bones are present. (But garbage attracts animals.) Cans, paper and especially glass are a problem. If possible, … Continue reading

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RATING SYSTEMS

Ratings systems are designed to inform readers of the difficulty. While the numbers appear to be objective, there is a great deal of subjectivity built into them. 1. Kootenay Mountaineering Club TRIP GRADING SCALE This is most used in this … Continue reading

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PUBLICATIONS on the COLUMBIA MOUNTAINS

I wrote this book to collate and bring together all the information on hiking and climbing in the West Kootenay, the southern part of the Columbias that have been much less visited and written about. It is the home of … Continue reading

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TRAIL TEMPLATE

TRAIL NAME   ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ General description:     Difficulty: Elevation Gain:    Key elevations: Distance: Ascent Time: Map: Drive: 0.0.   _____   _____   _____   _____   _____   _____ Map image Description of trail:                     … Continue reading

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NEW TELESCOPES

It says something both odd and exceptional about our species that while we could rightly be preoccupied with the simple business of surviving on the one world we’ve got – keeping the people in our own small tribe fed and … Continue reading

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SHORTFIN MAKO SHARKS

Can the Ocean’s Fastest Shark Outswim Our Appetite for It? Overfishing could be threatening shortfin makos, treasured by fishermen for their fight and their meat. By Glenn Hodges August 2017 National Geographic Magazine Zane Grey made his name writing adventure … Continue reading

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150 WAYS to ENJOY CANADA’S MOUNTAIN PARKS

ON THE TRAILS 1/ Lake O’Hara 2/ Pocaterra Ridge 3/ Big Beehive Trail 4/ Devil’s Thumb 5/ Highline Trail 6/ Lake Agnes Teahouse Trail 7/ Helen Lake 8/ Akamina Ridge 9/ Mt. Assiniboine 10/ Mt. Temple 11/ Berg Lake 12/ … Continue reading

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