Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Grooming Report

Pocaterra/Elkwood Area Last
Amos 21-Apr 21-Apr
Braille 09-Apr 09-Apr
Come Along 21-Apr 21-Apr
Lodgepole 09-Apr 09-Apr
Lynx 21-Apr 21-Apr
Meadow - VIC to Lodgepole 10-Apr 10-Apr
Meadow - Vic to Elkwood 10-Apr 10-Apr
Pocaterra 22-Apr 22-Apr
Pocaterra - Lynx to Packers 22-Apr 22-Apr
Pocaterra - PHut to Lynx 22-Apr 22-Apr
Pocaterra Grid 22-Apr 22-Apr
Rolly Road 13-Apr 13-Apr
Rolly Road Grid 14-Apr 14-Apr
Sinclair 09-Apr 09-Apr
Spruce Road 09-Apr 09-Apr
Wheeler 21-Apr 21-Apr
William Watson Lodge Access 09-Apr 09-Apr
Woolley 10-Apr 10-Apr
Boulton/Elk Pass Area Last
Blueberry Hill 17-Nov 29-Apr
Boulton Creek 12-Apr 12-Apr
Elk Pass Trail - N.Hydroline Jct. to Tyrwhitt Jct. 17-Nov 29-Apr
Elk Pass Trail - Trailhead to Hydroline Jct. 17-Nov 29-Apr
Fox Creek 12-Apr 12-Apr
Hydroline Trail 17-Nov 28-Apr
Lookout - North Side 28-Apr 28-Apr
Lookout - South Side 20-Apr 20-Apr
Lower Lake Group Camp 14-Apr 14-Apr
Moraine 12-Apr 12-Apr
Packers 21-Apr 21-Apr
Patterson 17-Nov 27-Apr
Pocaterra - Packers to Tyrwhitt 17-Nov 27-Apr
Tyrwhitt 17-Nov 28-Apr
Upper Lake Connector 29-Apr 29-Apr
Whiskey Jack 15-Apr 15-Apr

Nov.17th: The substantial snowfall of early October, which had been snowmobile packed in many places, has left a thin but sturdy base on much of the higher elevation trails, enabling some grooming to occur. Lower elevation trails have an extremely thin base from 10cm's or less of cold snow that fell earlier this week. Many early season natural hazards exist throughout the trail system (generally many more at lower elevations and further north), including thin spots, exposed dirt and rocks, bumps and uneven surfaces, exposed brush, and possible open water or ice. Use extra caution when skiing.

All trails groomed on Nov 17th have some early season natural hazards throughout. Elk Pass has a very thin base at the parking lot, improving with elevation. Blueberry Hill has a reasonable base but contains some brush and uneven surfaces- the top 150m is very thin with bedrock below the snow and was not groomed. Tyrwhitt is very rough with all manner of early season hazards throughout. Pocaterra generally has an ok base above Packers but is extremely thin in most places north of Packers. Whiskey Jack was groomed from Pocaterra to just above the top of the steepest hill (and snowmobile rolled below) but the hill below the snowcat grooming is quite rocky and the base generally thins towards the bottom. The southernmost 500m of Lookout was groomed from Hydroline to just above the creek, which was capped but is likely again open water; the remainder of Lookout has some areas with very thin base with rocks and gravel, and was not groomed. Note: Fat biking is not permitted on this trail system.

No dogs allowed- Comment last updated: Nov-17 9PM

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