Road Advisory

Just back from my weekly/bi-monthly town trip.  The warm weather (+6 C today) has caused very icy road conditions on the Rock Lake Road.  Any travelers coming in to Rock Lake and/or the southern end of Willmore Wilderness should use caution – keep a toe in the dirt or soft snow, as they say, particularly around corners and the Big Hill.

We Have Snow

More snow at the ‘Escape cabins over the last week.  With any luck, I’ll be out on the sled tomorrow starting to groom trails for cross-country skiing.  Temperatures continue to stay mild (0 to -10 C range). … Continue reading

Fresh Snow

We’ve received about 3 inches (10 cm) of fresh snow yesterday at the cabins.  Not yet enough to fire up the ski-doo and get out on the trails to groom and track-set for cross-country skiing, but we’re getting close. The wolves were back in the Munn Creek valley the day before the snow hit.  I don’t know if the snow makes it easier for the wolves to track their prey, or if the wolves know that most animals will be out in the open right before a storm.  Comments from any wolf experts would be welcome! … Continue reading

In-between Seasons

We’ve received more snow in the high country over the past week, although warm temperatures have melted the snow on the open areas and lower elevations trails.  There is 8-10 inches of snow in the bush.  We saw fresh Grizzly track on the Alpine Meadow trail, and fresh wolf track on the Munn Creek loop back to the cabins. … Continue reading