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post #751 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Holy crap - Am I seeing May Long with Minnewanka still frozen???

Okay, something on another section then. That's fine.
I went a couple years ago, not planning for this year, but was just curious. Good to hear things are hopefully doing okay.
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post #752 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 08:25 PM
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Raspberry Ridge and Missinglink Mountain, and condition for surrounding peaks (May 21).

http://stevensong.com/raspberry-ridge
http://stevensong.com/missinglink-mountain
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^Thanks Steven, I was wondering what the conditions in those areas were. I'm not a huge fan of spring post-holing.
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Door Jamb Mountain & Loder Peak (May 21 2014)

Dry to Door Jamb, some snow patches to Loder Peak. Went to the next high point from Loder before descending and making my way back along jura creek. Lots of scrambling and route finding going down that way because of water/snow/flood damage.



Read's Tower (May 22 2014)

Lots of snow still on the Tower but wasn't that bad, staying as far climbers left as possible where it was the driest/least amount. Besides the cloud cover the weather was nice, little wind.


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I was up to my waist in snow yesterday in several spots between Heart Mountain and Grant MacEwan Peak. Most of the snow can be avoided if you stick to the west side of the ridge.
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Those of you interested in condition at Grande Cache or Willmore (May 24)

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opal ridge south peak is pretty much snow free.
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Gap Peak and Gunnery Mountain (southeast ridge) are both in great shape.

Gap Peak pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/969819...7644416102399/

Gunnery pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/969819...7644429831040/
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Sentry Mountain in Crowsnest was largely snow-free (although you probably could ski the gulleys on the north side).

See pic for panorama of surrounding area.

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Wasootch Ridge is snow free, except for one short section in the trees. Flowers are out in spots as well! Photos at http://mattclay.zenfolio.com/wasootch_ridge_2014

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Holy crap - Am I seeing May Long with Minnewanka still frozen???

Okay, something on another section then. That's fine.
I went a couple years ago, not planning for this year, but was just curious. Good to hear things are hopefully doing okay.
Minnewanka is ice free now.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markostavric/14083720690/

Anyone know how the lakes further in are? Moraine? Lake Louise? Emerald?
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post #762 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 01:06 PM
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Anyone been up to GLACIER LAKE recently? Or anywhere near Glacier Lake that might give me a sense of conditions?

I'm still relying on Lobo's last report from May 8 but would love any recent input?

Thanks a bunch!
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Glacier Lake would be fine now. If there is any snow on the trail at all it would be for a short distance at the high point of the trail.
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Thanks Dieter! Also, I would love to get your opinion on the Southeast Lyell Glacier. Do you think there's any safe way to scramble up to it -- or close to it?

Or is there so much snow that we should stay well away?
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Thanks Dieter! Also, I would love to get your opinion on the Southeast Lyell Glacier. Do you think there's any safe way to scramble up to it -- or close to it?

Or is there so much snow that we should stay well away?
I can't help you on that one as I'm not much of a scrambler. There's a great report right now called the Great Divide ski trip. I'm not sure if they travelled on Lyell Glacier, but it would give you an idea of snow conditions on glaciers of similar elevations. There wouldn't be much snow near the bottom of the glacier.
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