Location: Burstall Pass, Alberta, Canada
Participants: Sarah, Mclean Patrick Latter
Time: 5 Hours
Weather: -3 °C (26.6 °F)
Drive south from Canmore on Spray Lakes road for about 45km. There will be turn off for ‘Burstall’ and a large parking lot.
- Cross Country Skis
- Cross Country Boots
- Cross Country Poles
- Warm ski jacket
- Warm fleece
- Warm socks (or 2 layers of socks)
- Thermal underwear
- Snow-pants or gaiters
I loved the trail we did last week so we decided to do it again but this time on cross country skis instead of snowshoes. The skis made for a much faster/easier trek, especially coming back, as it was mostly downhill.
There weren’t to many surprises until we reached the flats and I nearly skied right over one of these guys.
There were 7 ptarmigans following us down the trail and we hadn’t even noticed. They would run right along side us, periodically stopping at shrubs to eat.