Category Archives: Western Canada

Travels within Western Canada

David Henry Lodge March 2 to 7, 2018

ARRIVAL Snowing. And snowing more. The heli should fly but we are waiting to see. There are only 7 of us and it will take 2 flights to get us in. It’s a go and as we fly up the … Continue reading

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Last Two Days

The last two days have been overcast with light snow falling intermittently. The avalanche risk is still considerable, so we ski the trees. I am getting better at picking my own routes through the trees but can only plan so … Continue reading

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2 cloud day

Suppose to be an easy day today. Take a trip up to the treeline on Heather Ridge and another trip through the trees for Debbie. She needs a bit more experience to believe she can do it. Oh my, what … Continue reading

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Skiing the Trees

The avalanche danger is quite high, so we ski the trees today. The combination of the slope and the trees make that type of terrain safer when avalanche conditions are like they are. Murray, T and I hike the up … Continue reading

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Our morning routine

Breakfast is served at 8:00 but Murray gets up well before that time. I roll out of bed and wander downstairs a few minutes before. Breakfast is two courses, a cereal and fruit course followed by a hot meal of … Continue reading

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Watching the thermometer

When Murray gets up this morning, at Mistaya Lodge, the thermometer says -28.2 C. As each person arrives downstairs, the thermometer is checked and groans are subsequently emitted. Breakfast is served and the thermometer reads -25.9. It is light outside … Continue reading

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Expectations

Debbie and I try to travel without expectations. If you go somewhere and you are all excited about what you might see and or what might be there to see or experience and then things turn out different you could … Continue reading

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Mistaya Lodge

I cannot stop looking at the snow covered peaks that surround Mistaya Lodge. This is what nature and beauty are all about. Today it is cloudy, but the view is just as spectacular as a sunny day. It is quiet … Continue reading

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Mistaya Lodge

A 15 minute helicopter ride brings us to Mistaya Lodge and a winter paradise. White fluffiness everywhere. We do an avalanche update in a meadow and then climb Mohawk Ridge. Most of the group skies down one ravine, Murray and … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Golden, BC

We have the car packed up and are on the road by 10:00 am. It will be a six hour drive to Golden, BC, skirting around Calgary and passing by Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Field. The traffic on Hwy … Continue reading

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