Monthly Archives: May 2011

Two Months of Poor Sleddin’

Canmore May 27 2011 2pmIt started snowing last night and now at the “hottest” part of the day at 2pm, the blizzard continues.  I just measured 13cm accumulation out back and the temperature is 20 degrees below average.  Amazing considering … Continue reading

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Weather Course

I took the mountain weather forecasting course this weekend through the ACC.  It really glued together many concepts and expanded on many local weather mechanisms I poorly understood.  It’s also great to have access to a teacher whom you can … Continue reading

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Rare Bird Sighting

While out for an evening walk with Suz, our conversation was interupted by a flash of orange in the spruce tree beside us.  We turned and right at eye level 2m away was a smart looking black bird with orange … Continue reading

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Anatomy of Disaster

As I write this, it is still unknown whether our office and equipment storage is still standing.  We managed to transport lots of crucial equipment to Athabasca during the evacuation.  Luckily everyone got out safely which is pretty amazing under … Continue reading

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Slave Lake forest fire

This picture of the advancing forest fire was taken this Sunday evening from our office and equipment depot in Slave Lake.  The highways are closed, water ban in effect, and everyone is being moved to the beach on the edge … Continue reading

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Jura Creek

Jura Creek is the last drainage north of the highway and east of Canmore I’ve yet to explore.  As the weather today was warm but snowfall prohibits climbing too high, it seemed like a great day to explore some low … Continue reading

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Fish & Wildlife

I went fishing today on the Bow River  today.  Suzanne and I wanted fish for supper tonight so I optimistically set off to the river to catch it.  The backwater I thought would be a good spot was frozen over … Continue reading

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Spring Arrives

Our lovely Saturn has been very good to us but over the last year, the repair bills have began to creep higher.  Suzanne’s job takes her all through the Bow valley and a reliable car is absolutely a must.  When … Continue reading

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