Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25/15 - Fire Ban On

Hi Gang - Well the deck is almost done on the Summit Log cabin - waiting for our rock to arrive.  We went on an epic ride on Saturday with Megan (who rode the hell out of her motocross bike - she had to work extra hard as it has no bottom end) and Kelly and Cooper and our crew from Corbin - great time.  Water was a bit high on the creeks and we only found snow above Wranglers on the Pipeline and the bikes had to get creative! We winched a few times but didn't have any carnage.

Just so you know an Alberta fire ban is now on.  We got a bit of rain today but it will take a lot more than that to cool the ground and settle dust and dampen trees.  So we will honor the ban here as the border runs right through us and I wouldn't want to be the person that started a forest fire!  Traffic moving pretty well at the construction right at the top of our access.  There are a few signs up to ask people not to block the driveway but they still do - not everyone but if you just signal and wait and stare they usually rearrange and let us in.  I haven't had to drive past yet and I have had the horse trailer on behind me many times. Be prepared for a bit of moisture this weekend and check your tires lol - cheers -V

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16/15 - May Long Madness

May Long has arrived!  Ernie and Lee's crew are here again with a bunch of toys and no fear of the weather!  We got a bit of sleet earlier in the week - Wednesday I think but then it was just cloudy here and lightly raining all around us.  This afternoon the rain hit here and its still misting out.  It was much needed as there was a small fire at the ski hill and at Grave Lake near Elkford already this spring.  There's no snow to stop you from getting everywhere on the main trails due to our low snow year.

We have construction on the small bridge immediately at our turn off at Hwy 3 but the wait isn't long - they are using traffic lights to keep things moving every two minutes.  Its one lane over the bridge.  Only problem is that people block the access....why do people do that - nobody is going to jump ahead of them in line??? Jeesh - the lack of common sense disappoints me - I sit and wait and stare at them and traffic has to go around me until they back up enough to let me in.  The construction crew is supposed to get a flag person for the busy times so fingers crossed they do that at the end of June.  Otherwise it hasn't been that bad.  Its supposed to be done in July which is better than what we heard - Sept.

We are going strong on bookings for the summer so if you have dates you are thinking of booking please call me right away.  We are putting a new deck on the Summit Log cabin.  Hopefully we get lots of moisture over the next two months (but not another flood in June) so we avoid fire bans or worse closing the forest like they did in 2007.  Cheers Gang and get outside this summer and enjoy the trails - join the Quad Squad here in the Pass and help keep trails open! - V