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post #31 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2009, 08:31 PM
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Sulphur Mtn (Banff) has snow on most of the path for the upper 2/3. The snow is packed down but footing will be better once the snow has cleared. I intended on doing the ridgewalk to the summit yesterday but I didn't feel like wading through the knee-high snow (and possibly deeper in places...I only went maybe 200m past the upper terminal before turning tail). The boardwalk to Sanson Peak is clear of snow, too.
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Foley Lake can not be accessed by vehicle. I drove over the small slide by airplane creek, (I did not want to explore a few weeks back) only to drive 200m and see a huge one. Even the BIG Wheeling trucks are not making it past. Foot Access starts from airplane creek now.

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I was out hiking at Lake Minnewanka on Saturday.

As expected, the trail is very wet in the open and slippery in the shaded areas. Was surprised to see some mountain bikers hit the trail.

For you rock climbers out there, Wasootch is pretty much in perfect condition now. The small patches of snow which lingered around yesterday afternoon should be gone by today or tomorrow.
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ahhem....attention! This thread is in the ALBERTA regional disuccion and if you look closely, you will notice that the conditions reports are mostly in the Canmore, Banff, K-country, and Lake Louise, and Jasper area. Please start a new thread for the coast so as not to clutter this thread.

The skiing is still awesome although we have not had a good solid overnight freeze. It's warming up and breaking the crust down really quickly. Careful with the timing.

Grassi Lakes yesterday was a total shit show. Waaay too many climbers there. I guess all the "alone" time touring has jaded me. Lots of dry routes.
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Prairie mtn is damp/muddy for much of the route.
Went up this morning and it's pretty much dry all the way. Still some lingering snow and ice patches for the last couple 100 meters below tree line and more snow from tree line to the top but nothing to worry about. Was very busy up there today but my dad from Holland had a good time.
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Smokey river trail from Sulphur Gates to Clarks crossing clear with some muddy sections. The Smokey is muddy but fordable. Lots of snow above tree line.
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T2C, how is west Rundle looking? Is the narrow section free of snow yet? I realize that today may not be the best day for viewing, but an assessment before the weekend would be appreciated.
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T2C, how is west Rundle looking? Is the narrow section free of snow yet? I realize that today may not be the best day for viewing, but an assessment before the weekend would be appreciated.
Eco, are you talking about the Banff end of Rundle? And the thin part being the Dragon's Back (which leads to the true summit)? If you are, I can attest that it is currently snowbound. I was up to my knees (in some places up to my thighs) in snow on Sulphur on Saturday and Sulphur is considerably lower than Rundle.

Otherwise, if you're talking about the east end, I cannot vouch for how much snow there is. I don't think that EEOR is an avalanche risk but I could be wrong. I was up there in February but the snow wasn't all that significant.

Did any of this help???

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It does so, Grant, thanks. Since the Banff side of Rundle is in shape relatively early (most years), I try to get in the mega grunt in May or June.
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T2C, how is west Rundle looking? Is the narrow section free of snow yet? I realize that today may not be the best day for viewing, but an assessment before the weekend would be appreciated.
It`s been snowing up there all day today, and when vis was good before, it was snowbound.
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Thanks, T2C.
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No prob
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Just a quick reminder of the Kencam which is always up 24hrs a day.

Feel free to bookmark my page but please don't leave it streaming 24hrs a day. It kills my bandwidth. []

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Just a quick reminder of the Kencam which is always up 24hrs a day.

Feel free to bookmark my page but please don't leave it streaming 24hrs a day. It kills my bandwidth. []

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I believe that it's snowing... it's showing this date presently though 2006-09-09 09:00:10. Just a glitch?
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Oh yeah, I keep on forgetting to change the date. I'll fix it as soon as I remember my administrator password...
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