September 23, 2001
A Perfect Hiking Day
The title certainly fits, but I'm sure I must have used it before on
some report. Indeed with little in the way of construction or
modifications on the hill, there isn't much to report on except the
scenery, and while it is most definitely lovely on a day like today,
mountains don't generally undergo major annual changes. Indeed it
occurs to me that I could probably recycle pictures and text from
previous fall reports with little risk of anyone noticing. :-)
I have noticed a few minor changes on the hill recently, most noticeably the installation of a fence across the bottom of Currie Bowl that will direct all exiting traffic over onto lower Diamond Back. This is an excellent idea in my humble opinion. Mixing high speed, but not necessary high skill, traffic from Currie with toddlers trying out their shiny new snow plows on Meadow was just a recipe for eventual disaster.
I also noticed some minor land scraping work had been done beneath the White Pass chair around bottom of Heartland, but it was hard to see what, if any, effect it would have on skiing in that area. There appears to have been some alder whacking done on Linda's run and maybe on the KC chutes and probably other spots. However I think generally the big change everyone is hoping for this year is a return to traditional Fernie snow.
On pretty days I always take more pictures than I can use, so I have a separate page with more pictures
At a little past eight P.M., it is clear, calm and about 15 C.