December 5, 2013
Looking ahead to spring & summer, photographer Mike Yip has designed a beautiful colour poster of Strathcona Park butterflies, which Strathcona Wilderness Institute will be selling at 2014 community events & at the visitors centres in the summer. We can also mail them for $10 each plus postage.
Butterfly Poster by Mike Yip
Back to the reality of winter though – a bit of snow fell overnight at Paradise Meadows, but still not quite enough for cross-country skiing. Mt Washington Alpine Resort has delayed the opening of their ski season till more snow arrives.
November 25, 2013
So far it’s been a sunny start to the winter season at Paradise Meadows – no significant new snow has fallen for several weeks, after the first snowfall in early November.
Pink Sky over Mt Albert Edward
It’s been a month since the last hike & a few weeks since the first Mountaineering Club snowshoe in the Plateau area – the only one, so far!
November 16, 2013
The Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows has been ‘winterized’ ! The Strathcona Wilderness Institute directors have installed plywood on the front & side railings, to prevent snow build-up on the decks & balcony over the winter.
The Centre is winterized
The Centre building will be rented on weekends for Avalanche Skills Training
with Island Alpine Guides
. The space is available for rent by other groups as well – check out the details here
On another note, bear tracks have been observed in the snow around Mt Washington’s Raven Lodge – the bears should be hibernating soon though!