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post #46 of (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 11:11 PM
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Has anyone been up high on Skywalk lately? Trying to get an idea of snow levels and whether it is too early to head up to Iceberg Lake this year.
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Wow, looks great! A perfect example of what volunteers can do with official support. Thanks a bunch everyone!
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Has anyone been up high on Skywalk lately? Trying to get an idea of snow levels and whether it is too early to head up to Iceberg Lake this year.
My daughter hiked up there beginning of last week when the sun finally poked out. Plenty of snow throughout the area up on the Upper 19 mile creek trail and skywalk north. I doubt the very cool and wet conditions we're experiencing have reduced the snow levels yet. Here's a pic from my daughter's trip
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post #49 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Snow levels depend greatly on aspect and elevation, as well as the size of creeks draining higher regions. We've been doing a lot of trailwork on a secondary trail connector that we hope to have open in August. Currently, it's been quite wet for periods in the Whistler area, so portions of the trail are certainly damp. The snowmelt at Iceberg Lake is behind last year at this point in time, but people are still walking the entire circuit...

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We've been doing a lot of trailwork on a secondary trail connector that we hope to have open in August.
Is that the "screaming cat lake" connector you're referring to? That is an excellent trail system you folks have put in up there.

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Yes, it is, though we'll be giving it it's own name. It will be a good alternative to the overall route. We've also completed some seasonal work on improving the hiking aspects of the lower part of the Trial's Bike Trail that connects to Skywalk South from the Flank Trail near the parapente launch site...
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ACC Whistler's new connector trail in the Skywalk System, Kevin's Home Run, has been open to the public for two weeks now. The trail's lower terminus is just before the long bridge on the Upper 19 Mile Creek Trail and is clearly marked. The Upper Terminus is in Fault Pass just west of Screaming Cat Lake in the obvious pass with a fault scarp on its eastern flank. Again, the trail is signed. The entire trail is marked with reflectors, like the rest of the system and is works its way through a variety of old growth forests in an area that clears of snow earlier in the season than the Upper 19 Mile Creek Trail.

With the help of the RMOW, signage is being added to the system that is consistent with Whistler's Wayfinding Program. Trail names, elevation, etc. will be find now and then on 4X4 signposts at junctions along the route.
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