We’ve just received word from Alberta Parks that a temporary repair has been done on the Rock Lake Road, as follows: Flooding – Rock Lake Provincial Park June 28, 2012 The access road into Rock Lake Provincial Park is expected to re-open this afternoon. As of the evening of June 27, some of the water has been diverted and a grader & loads of gravel went into the site this morning to finish the temporary repair. Approximately 1.5-2 km of the dike system upstream has been washed out – if water levels rise again, it may result in another road … Continue reading

Spring Sunshine

It’s stopped raining at the Escape (hooray!) and yesterday we took the chance to enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather. The ground has dried out a bit and for the first time this year we took a hike up to the Alpine Meadow. We saw a few traces of wildlife on the way up there, although nothing of the black bear we spotted last week, who we assume has moved on to bigger and better things. As we entered the meadow we were surrounded by spring activity galore; lush green grass carpeted the slope, butterflies were fluttering by the … Continue reading

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