Spring is finally here! For those of us who are devotees of ice and snow we are getting our last few trips and turns in before our environment literally melts away before our eyes. At this time of year we are leaving behind one cherished adventure playground for another. Forced into the present we realize the importance of making the most of every moment and with mixed feelings we await the transformation that is already underway.
Summer is right around the corner and the rivers will be filling quickly turning those such as the nearby Kicking Horse into a raging torrent drawing white water enthusiasts from around the globe. Our currently desolate forbidding high mountain passes, peaks and valleys will turn incredibly into colorful arenas full of diversity and home to an array of flora and fauna.
The famed Grizzly and Black Bear populations are already awakening from their slumber and making their presence known and we remember the respect we must give these great creatures. Please try to travel in small groups whenever possible, keep your pets on a leash and carry bear spray as a last resort and for your own safety.
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