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post #901 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 01:50 PM
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Heading up to Tangle Ridge in Jasper on the weekend. Any idea on current conditions? Thanks,
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post #902 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 05:02 PM
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FamilyGuy, it's not a great photo, but it was taken yesterday and shows how much and where the snow is.
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post #904 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 02:20 PM
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Although technically in BC, most of the hike took place in Alberta.

I'm camping in Kananaskis this weekend and went out a day early to get things set up before the family arrives. I decided to take advantage of an early morning to hit Frozen lake via West Elk Pass.

The trail has largely been repaired with only one crossing of Fox Creek still waiting have its bridge replaced (all of the lumber is there and a few pieces have been placed across the creek as a temporary crossing). Weather was perfect as I made my way to the Elk Lakes kiosk and onto the Frozen Lake trail. The Upper Elk Lakes trail is still showing as closed and warnings remain for Petain. Except for a 10 foot patch of snow approaching Frozen Lake, the trail was clear. The lake itself was almost snow free, with only a small amount on the south side. Was even treated to a small avalanche off of Mt Fox on the far side of the lake. Lots of scat around, but didn't see any bears out. Great hike and I was back to my truck for lunch.
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FamilyGuy, it's not a great photo, but it was taken yesterday and shows how much and where the snow is.
Thanks. Just got back - very little snow in that area. Tangle was HOT!
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Thanks. Just got back - very little snow in that area. Tangle was HOT!
How was Sunwapta Peak looking?
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How was Sunwapta Peak looking?
Virtually no snow. Here is a pano shot.
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post #908 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 02:03 AM
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post #909 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2015, 09:12 AM
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Mount Hood is in good shape now. The summit ridge is nearly snow-free. Bring a helmet; there's a lot of loose rock up there.
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Has anyone been to O'Hara recently? I'm interested in conditions for Cathedral basin (Linda, Morning Glory lakes etc)
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post #911 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 12:17 PM
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Anyone been to Lake of the Falls recently? Planning to hike in Friday, and out this coming Sunday. Haven't been since highschool, 12 ish years ago.
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post #912 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 12:54 PM
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Wow, the entire trail from the landslide lake/ lake of the falls split to the steep climb up to the lake is washed out. Took forever! lots of side hill action on the washed out sections and hiking up and down the creek bank. Not a fun hike, next time we'll hit landslide lake until the trail is fixed. Fishing at Lake of the Falls made up for it though.
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The access glacier to W. Ridge of Mt. Sir Douglas was dry, black ice covered by a ton of debris. The 'schrund still had a solid bridge but there's another patch of ice to negotiate to gain the col. The W. Ridge is dry except for the fresh snow and there's a couple long snow gullies to utilize just to climber's right of the ridge. The summit ridge traverse was free of cornice but a little bit slippery due to some fresh snow.
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The access glacier to W. Ridge of Mt. Sir Douglas was dry, black ice covered by a ton of debris. The 'schrund still had a solid bridge but there's another patch of ice to negotiate to gain the col. The W. Ridge is dry except for the fresh snow and there's a couple long snow gullies to utilize just to climber's right of the ridge. The summit ridge traverse was free of cornice but a little bit slippery due to some fresh snow.
Steven,

Thnx for the brief TR. Quick question: The NW Face is/was in what type of condition? My preference is to climb that route and descend via the W. Ridge

thnx
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The NW Face looks icy and "discontinuous", and crevasses showing up on the access glacier.
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