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McGillvray Canyon Part Deux

Bring a Christmas decoration and some tinsel. We'll be trimming the tree on Ha Ling.

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  • Doug P

    Me too. ....I was just up at Dalhousie at 9 am, & the Engadinw snowshoeing group said there were a few people waiting for me? until just a few mins before I arrived ...: ( : ( : (

    December 15, 2013

    • Rob

      Just missed you Doug. Catch up soon, I hope.

      December 19, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I got the change of time and place to late. I can't make it.

    December 15, 2013

    • Rob

      Missed ya Darc. Would've liked to catch up.

      December 19, 2013

  • Doug P

    Great...wish I was there

    December 15, 2013

  • Doug P

    Just now reading all the concerns about tree decorations.....seems like a can of worms has been opened.....hey, what about worms??....food for thought....( all I can offer at this point ) Have a Merry Christmas all!!....Have a Grreeeeaaat day!!!

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Doug P

    Me, too.

    December 15, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I just need to get out.

    December 13, 2013

  • Tiffany

    What kind of footwear do you suggest for Ha Ling at this time of year? Snowshoes? Or are waterproof hiking boots with microspikes sufficient? I did Ha Ling back in May and there was even knee-high snow then!

    December 13, 2013

  • Laurel A.

    Second that on Gen's observations. That sucks, but I've thought of doing this many, many times, and didn't due to concern over animal health risks. I love the idea, but unless somebody could gather up the decorations right away after all the pics were taken, I think it would be a bit risky for the wildlife. You could possibly just use plastic garland, take pics, and then again, gather it up.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Genevieve K

      What if that food has bacteria on it that makes the animal sick? What if the animal stashes that food with the rest of its reserve and it causes the whole stash to rot?
      I also commend Laurel's comment on attracting large predators. I think it best to let nature be! Whatever happened to the "Leave no Trace" concept?

      December 9, 2013

    • Laurel A.

      Sigh. Can we just sing Christmas carols and drink a pile of eggnog while dressed as the Grinch? Or, why not have a secret Santa exchange of little gifts? That would be cool!

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Aleksandra

    Inspiration: decorating tree tradition is very old and not many know/remember about its origin. So, long. long ago and far away in a central part of Europe people started decorating trees with... food. More precisely, with food which is good for animals. Can you imagine a tree decorated with carrots for rabbits? Similar, the 'indoor trees' were decorated with walnuts, sugar and gingerbread cookie, small apples. The decorations, as we know them now, were introduced much latter. Inspiration?

    December 9, 2013

    • Rob

      Now that is a very cool idea. :)

      December 9, 2013

  • Genevieve K

    I would be very concerned about using tinsel, as it would be almost impossible to collect once holidays are over, and could end up harming birds. Any other type of decoration, although possibly easier to retrieve, would still to an extent, end up littering the mountain. Any "biodegradable" decorations, i.e. popcorn stringers, would be feeding the wildlife; a whole other issue!

    December 9, 2013

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