I noticed on SpotWX that the temperatures were rising in K country and there was no wind so that played a part in my decision. An amazing sunrise above clouds filling the valleys beneath us gave us wings up section “6” to the summit. This time I made it up and down without the headlamp. I also realized on getting home that I made my original goal of 52 ascents of Prairie for 2020 with these two laps. With 14 ascents and a total of around 9100 meters of height gain and 95 kilometers of distance on this one peak I like to think it’s kept me somewhat in shape but I’m hoping the rest of 2020 can provide me just a few more options for variety. There is an alternate “section 1” that’s a wee bit less steep and starts a bit further down hwy 66 from where my GPS track starts. The wind was stiff from the west – AGAIN. Once again, I met a TON of trail runners just heading up as I walked back to the truck. Cities . Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 18. I also had to pee since leaving the car but the speedy Dutchman had no time for such trivial nonsense! It includes the largely agricultural regions of Parkland and Western Manitoba. I think Calgarians aren’t the “sit at home” type… At least the flag is back – albeit on a much sturdier and shorter pole! Fact Sheet on Self-monitoring and Possible Public Exposures to … Originally I did not feel like staying up so dang late, but when I realized this is a once in a 6800 year event and it’s rare to see comets to clearly I could no longer just sit this one out. The bottom section ascends very steeply from the parked vehicles along hwy 66. It felt good to push it but I was very happy to be down the 2nd time. If it becomes illegal for me to leave the house or my neighborhood than I will adjust or I will die – I won’t have a choice. Prairie Mountain Bank reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether a submitted image will be accepted or denied. We thought about a double lap but with the weather getting worse we decided to count our blessings in getting one reasonable ascent in and head home to our families. At only 3.5km round trip this is a short and easy hike that is perfect for after work.…, This is a relative low effort high reward hike up a grass topped foothill of the Rockies just west of…, This hike has it all, starting in the forest before traversing a beautiful grassy meadow then gaining elevation in the…, Today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates. I got way more exercise than yesterday, fresh air and lots of social distance. Was surprised to see people with small kids sliding down the steep section 1. Wow! Fresh snow, cloudy dull weather and a complete lack of motivation were all conspiring against me. GARY SHEN — One of our key personnel and a native Taiwanese who now resides in Edmonton, Alberta. Yeah, yeah. "Manitobans in Prairie Mountain Health really stepped in August until now to really flatten that curve and bring down those numbers," Dr. Brent Roussin says. They won’t need headlamps soon. At least Grass Mountain is a name that is a bit more fitting but the A great morning out with a 3 hour, 15 minute time for both laps. But I had to work so that was that. Take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our loved ones, Social distance from others – at least 2m or around 6 feet when we do go out. Section 3 is where the workout really starts. PROGRAMS. The trail was very muddy at the bottom and icy throughout. Due to a 22 km xcountry ski in West Bragg the day before, my legs were more pumped than usual and I almost didn’t bother with the 2nd lap. Saw some prey birds along the way as well. The hike back out was quick ‘n easy. Section 5 is fairly short but also very steep through light forest just like section 3. An evening ascent with Wietse who charged up ahead of me and did a 50 minute ascent (no running!). Oh well. This was the first hike in 5 months where I wore a t-shirt from road to summit and back down again – on my 2nd lap. In losing our financial comforts, our freedoms and our confidence in the permanence of our cushy first world lives, I hope many of us refocus and reflect on what we value and prioritize every single day that we might have left when this thing’s over. Only 4. Join us for meditation and discussion online. I hike / run /walk over 6.25 million steps a year – that’s over 5000 kilometres! Wietse set a pretty fast pace as we started in the dark via headlamps and passed a party of 4 on ascent. Hello Prairie Mountain Students and Families, If we have inclement weather this winter that would typically cause a school closure, we are set up to still meet for class on Zoom (just like normal). I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. This time we did 3 laps. I was stiff for some reason. Dave had an obscure goal of summiting a peak on every day of the calendar year. Prairie Mountain is a seldom climbed peak located just six miles east of Darrington, Washington. yes, we are cheating over here with the gondola ride down. Nothing to note except the trail is getting pretty dried off and icy lower down. I found some keys on the trail and left them with the vehicle that unlocked when I pressed the button. 0°0′0″N 0°0′0″E. 5. I usually climb this 40m vertical over 10 times with weighted vest and 4X2l bottles in a backpack or simply no extra weight when I am short in time. It was much longer than I expected (not a bad thing) and was also hillier, providing some uphill sections on the way back. All images submitted must have the consent of the owner, including those images downloaded from the internet. HOME. I wrote back in 2007 that I had some friends who did Prairie Mountain as their weekly training hike or run. Prairie Mountain, just at the entrance to Elbow Falls and not to be confused with Prairie View Mountain near Exshaw, is an excellent hike. I met 5 people over the next 3.5 hours as I double lapped the mountain in perfect (winter) conditions. Prairie Mountain is a 3,426 m less popular blue primitive trail located near Bragg Creek Alberta. High-quality, pre-shrunk heavy or lightweight fleece. Here you break the halfway point in both distance and elevation and ends with a short horizontal traverse which feels way better than it should before ascending back onto a narrower part of the ridge ridge – section 4. The trailhead was way too busy for a Monday afternoon but once I was ascending the mountain things calmed down quite a bit. Last time I was up here was with Kaycie in May of 2014 when we overnight camped at the summit and tried to see a meteor shower. I was thankful to have company as my motivation level was at an all-time record low for some reason. It might have been my 55th and 56th times up this little peak in 2020 but darn it if I’m not already looking forward to the next one for some reason now…. Judging the shock I’m seeing all around me lately, I can guess at some of the assumptions that have been made. After hiking Prairie at least a dozen times in December 2019 I realized that there’s six distinct sections to the trail. Both worked with varying degrees of success. A solo double header in some wicked winds at the top. In a word? She seemed really concerned (and probably for good reason). It does that to me too. Only 1 available and it's in 2 people's carts. I’ve done well over 1000 trips without a single rescue. Congrats to another meaningless goal accomplished Dave! By the time I was down I was feeling much better. While steady and steep, it is short, so you need to judge your own ability to manage this one. Greenhouse Plants: • Brewers Gold • Crystal • Cascade • Galena • Cashmere • Mount Hood My feet were way too hot anyway. I really enjoyed the different route and will definitely be back when it dries out a bit. I’m sure the owners will be happy to come back and find them there! March 8th was his last calendar date without a peak in his lifetime and we helped him change that on Sunday. A twofer with Wietse on a warm and windy Sunday afternoon. It turned my thoughts towards a topic of meditation that I’ve turned to many times over the past years. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Mental motivation was very, very low but I made it. I am really at a loss to explain why - the mountain boasts great views, and 1378' of prominence. Honestly the best Prairie Mountain summit so far in 2020 for me. I know this is a bit of a lame policy, but it’s kept me out of danger so far and I’m not in the mood to get buried any time soon so that’s that. Prairie Mountain grew in 1913 and 1914 when Bob Rountree’s widow began to split off and sell parcels of her husband’s large ranch. After moving to SW Calgary this past summer, I am now one of the regulars on this easy mountain trail. At around zero dark thirty I got freaked out by a low flying light moving erratically above me and making no noise. Prairie Mountain is a 5,678 ft mountain summit near the western edge of the North Cascades, in Snohomish County of Washington state. He mentioned something about “postholing” too but I wasn’t really paying that much attention. We want to be certain we support all students should a weather related power outage occur. I'm excited about the plans they have to support all of our students. And why not? There are several routes up the steep hillside from the road and the first you come to is the steepest; if you’d like something more gradual just continue along the road another 30 seconds or so and you’ll see another trail. To the west you are treated to great views of Kananaskis including Moose Mountain, Powderface Ridge, and Banded Peak. Aside from a cornice that will stay for most of the spring, the mountain is usually bare. This section is often either muddy, icy or both since it gets lots of sun. Prairie Mountain Bank reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether a submitted image will be accepted or denied. But for now the government is letting me choose and I am choosing to stay at home and self isolate a bit further astray on occasion – when it makes sense and it’s safe to do so. This section is where the ridge widens and ascends steeply through matchstick forest. If it’s still legal for me to drive to some areas to partake in some safe and responsible hikes during this incredibly stressful time, then I’m going to do that. In Prairie Mountain Health, eight people are in hospital and one is in intensive care. I figure it might be interesting (for me) to keep track of some stats, photos and how I was feeling each outing so I’m going to have a running blog on this page where each time I do the peak I’ll add the days thoughts etc. The roads were clear and dry so the drive was safe. 10 days since my last Prairie Mountain! The sun even came out on the return, improving my SAD mood somewhat… Is it SPRING yet?! A saint Patrick’s Day ascent! Other options include going past Link Hill to the Powderface Ridge trail and back out to the road which would make for another nice winter hike. From there the trail climbs steeply, becomes relatively level, and then becomes very steep for quite a distance before emerging from the trees near the top. People are obviously getting stir crazy already on the long weekend. A gorgeous early evening hike in beautiful, clear, windless weather. It's a grueling hike about 3km in length to the top of the mountain. Become a Contributor at 10Adventures and share your adventures! The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. But after practicing it and thinking on it for a few weeks this is not the best way for me to come through this thing with my health intact. I’ve seen winds over 125 kph at the summit. Good thing I only need 8 more ascents to reach my goal of 52. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms RESOURCES. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . Not sure why? On a roll apparently. Lots of people and dogs on the trail. Leaving the parking lot, the hike starts on the right (north) side of highway 66 just past the winter gate. Prairie Mountain, as part of a PLUZ, is still perfectly legal to park near and hike. Prairie Mountain attributes its success to great art, great pricing, and great service. Another very windy one. No muss. Weather was better in the front ranges than in Calgary for the 2nd morning in a row with more sun and warmer temps. I really enjoyed tonight. The terrain up the north side of White Buddha is very interesting and the trail follows a “handrail” of cliffs right to the summit of White Buddha. I use ski poles and microspikes. This section is pretty short and levels out at the top before joining section 2. At least 40-50 vehicles parked at the trailhead. But yet, despite knowing this and being told we should “slow down”, we continue to drive 50 or 60 km/h except in school zones. Because even a fucking virus is impermanent. I very reluctantly agreed to Prairie but warned that I might be a little bored. This hike is great for springtime getting in shape because it's just so freaking steep for the entire time and it's south-facing, but for this much effort, I'd rather be IN the mountains. I was feeling the previous days efforts today and our pace was not blistering but we chatted about life and the stresses of Covid on the way up which helped pass the time. I wouldn’t call it “anxiety” as that’s too simplistic, but for the sake of ease let’s call it that. I need more Spring in my life. Not Nose Hill, though. . Also realized that parking at the winter gates is still illegal (have to be 1km from a park) so am likely quitting Prairie for now and turning my attention to other areas. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. Retro South Prairie Washington Home State Gift. Warm sunshine, less ice and snow on my sidewalks and some good old Prairie Crocus on my front range hikes. Jobs only get better. Within 1 minute my headlamp died. My anxiety ramps up for three main reasons; These are fairly common triggers, I am certainly not unique. :rolleyes: An after work outing. LOL. It was lovely to be up there all by myself after a pretty stressful day of work. There are countless studies showing that if we all just drove 30 km/h many lives would be saved in vehicle / pedestrian accidents each year. You may not agree with me. Even found a lucky coin along the trail! Covid-19 is bringing this topic into many people’s minds and apparently many of them are new to it. In the end I surprised myself with a gorgeous day out thanks to taking an alternate return route. Don’t count on it. Precipitation runoff from Prairie Mountain drains into the Sauk River And the wind was from the east for the first time in 37 ascents this year. This is mainly about cardio for me. Learn, grow and But a funny thing happened. This was also the closest I’ve come yet this year to turning around half way up. I actually met Dave as I walked towards the ascent ridge on Prairie and he told me that he’d just done the White Buddha traverse from Prairie Mountain. 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