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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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I am thinking of taking my cousins to Golden Ears this weekend. I don't live in the area, so I don't get to look at the peak often. Does anyone know if there is still snow at the top there?

Also, the creek near the camp along the way up to Golden Ears -- does it run all year? Just trying to plan out how much water we need to take.

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Haven't been up recently, but based on many past late summer outings, the creek at Alder Flats will not be running.

The snow field below the Golden Ears peak is permanent, so you can count on good running water by the Emergency Shelter.
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Creek just before Alder flats, and snowfield with runoff still going strong as of a couple days ago.
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Interesting... when I went last weekend (the 1st), there was no running water under that makeshift bridge before the Alder Flats.

The snowfields are very much intact beyond the emergency shelter though -- and loads of running water as a result.
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Thanks for the replies. We went up to Alder Flats Friday night, and the creek running next to the campsites is dry. However, about ten minutes back from the campsite there is running water under some of those rickety wooden trail bridges. We collected some of that, boiled it, and used it for cooking.

We did go to the summit of Golden Ears yesterday and there is running water from the snow field run-off, not a hundred meters from the emergency shelter.

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