Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Red Rock Open

Just south of Twin Lakes
Originally uploaded by cgoble72.
As people probably know, the park gate is now staffed and checking passes. The road to red rock is now open as well, giving a short window for some of the undone snow coluoirs up in that area. This morning we had 6 inches of new snow in the park, so skiing is probably still pretty good. Sullivan's still looks in decent climbing shape. The hump is generally pretty warm, and the rivers and creeks are coming up.

The Belly River is coming up nicely, and the play spot around the corner is looking pretty good. You still have to watch out for the power cords strung across the river by the seismic crew working in the area. (They are unflagged and any river obstruction for passage is actually illegal!)

Park staff have started to fill up the park, and things are starting to pick up. Rennovations to the Lodge's restaurant should be finished soon. This was a well needed upgrade as the architect who planned the position of the main building must have been on crack -or severely hampered by an illogical bureacuracy.

Don't expect any moves from the pizza place. Tamarack mall is putting in a small coffee house and will hopefully be getting on the landscaping out front soon.

My place is also coming. The kitchen cabinets have been ordered, the ceiling drywall is halfway up, and the never ending rock work in the shower is coming to a close. Does that mean I may actually have time to go boating or climbing before I move to Calgary?


At 5/02/2006 02:26:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, have you checked out spread eagle col lately?(or anyone for that matter) 

Posted by scott harms

At 5/03/2006 09:12:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had a good look at it lately. It should be in good shape, but the new snow the last couple of nights will mean we need a sunny day to sluff it off.

The red rock gate is closed again. I suspect it was just some parks people who had driven up to prep things up there. 

Posted by chris g

At 5/04/2006 02:30:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope the gate has been staying open. 

Posted by chris. g

At 5/04/2006 06:01:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, like the site 

Posted by rocky

At 5/04/2006 06:09:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the praries green, from the prescribed burn? More elk visiting the eskers below belvue? I haven't been to town since Christmas. Sad situation. I can't believe they have the gate open already, there can't be that much traffic yet.

How does Pass creek look for kayaking? I still remember my first and last river kayak trip. It was a little later in the year I think.  

Posted by rocky

At 5/05/2006 08:38:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that one was interesting. The grass greened up pretty well. Right now Mountain view just greened up yesterday with the sun. The burn site looks quite nice. The intensity was pretty low, so I doubt it had much effect on the shrubs they were after. A big crown fire really is needed.

The park is starting to get busy already. Demographics and seasons seemed to be changing more and more each year. Pretty soon it will be a year round park. I think an alpine hut or two over in the kishenina would be all it would take to get that going.

Hope to see you down in Waterton. Pass creek is still a bit low. I haven't checked the bridge for log jams. Stop by when you are down., I have been renovating up a storm, but always like visitors. Hope the law business isn't keeping you too busy. 

Posted by chris g

At 5/30/2006 03:07:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris G,
I'm curious about your comment regarding lodge contruction. Can you tell me what lodge you're referring to...?

Posted by Tom

At 5/31/2006 08:32:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waterton Lakes Lodge. The restaurant was expanded to the upstairs. It actually looks quite nice now. 

Posted by chris g


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