Report Submitted by JoLynn (trip) Date: Wednesday Mar 23, 2022
Submitted: Wednesday Mar 23, 2022 at 19:58
Me and SkierRoger
We had a late morning start from the Elk Pass Parking lot and saw from the signage that our plan to take Elk Pass to Blueberry Hill had to change. Elk Pass was closed from the Hydroline turn off to Patterson due to avalanche conditions. So we skied up the lower part of Elk, then up Hydroline and down Patterson and on to Blueberry Hill. I was so happy with my skin skis today! They were quite a bit faster than Roger's waxed (and a nice boost to my confidence!) -kept me smiling, despite the heel blisters forming on the way up. It was my first time on Blueberry Hill and worth the effort- the view of mountains and Kananaskis Lakes at the trail's end was amazing!!! Roger tried several waxes, with less than stellar results. We took the same route back and had some really slow downhills, with the above 0 temps.
Signs showing closed area due to avalanche conditions
Blueberry View Today
View of Lower Kananaskis Lake from Blueberry
4 comment(s) posted
2022-03-23 at 20:57 - comment by Chuck
Glad to see you moving west...
You won't even care about blisters when you get to Paradise!
2022-03-23 at 22:01 - comment by Helen Read
Well done JoLynn on reaching the top on Blueberry-looks like a stellar day! Love the black and white photo of Hydroline! It will get lots of use in coming days; don't recall ever seeing that section closed for avalanches but read about it this morning on Nordic-Pulse. That is such a gorgeous photo of the two of you!
2022-03-24 at 21:08 - comment by Germsy
We met you up at the top and took your picture for you! I had no idea SkierRodger was in our midst or I would have thanked him for his work on the blog. It was a lovely warm day and we had fabulous views all throughout the ski!
2022-03-25 at 18:44 - comment by SkierRoger
I must apologize for not introducing myself on Blueberry that afternoon. I was feeling a bit under the weather that day.