Canadian Rockies Recent conditions reports - Page 71 - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 63Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1051 of (permalink) Old 06-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Posts: 45
Default

Looks high, but I'm not calibrated to know what's a safe, fordable level.

Name:  WaterlevelOrientatedGraph.png
Views: 118
Size:  35.9 KB

Between high river levels in the valleys and heavy snow packs in the passes, it's hard to find anyplace that's both accessible and remote. I was thinking of leaving for Cairn Pass via Rocky Pass on Saturday. I don't own snowshoes.

Scott Meadows
[email protected]
esmeadows is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1052 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2020, 01:08 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,065
Default

The water is very high in Jasper at the moment. This is the Whirlpool River and the Moab Lake Road, which is closed. Numerous backcountry bridges, the few that we have left, are in jeopardy.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	203B9474-2D38-4732-BB6F-FCBC58E2B754.jpeg
Views:	2
Size:	124.8 KB
ID:	277170  

lobo is offline  
post #1053 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 08:07 AM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lobo View Post
The water is really high at the moment so crossing the Wild Hay to get to Hardscrabble Pass could be a challenge. I tried to get up Rocky Pass last week and there was quite a bit of snow. I managed to get a backcountry camp for three nights in Jasper starting Sunday. I will be getting quite high, hopefully, so I could let you know in a week. People on other sites have been reporting lots of snow up high in Jasper.
We are going to attempt Rock Lake to Hardscrabble/Glacier passes and back in a couple of weeks. I will report back when we are finished!

- Stuart
howesthehike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1054 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2020, 09:40 AM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,065
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by howesthehike View Post
We are going to attempt Rock Lake to Hardscrabble/Glacier passes and back in a couple of weeks. I will report back when we are finished!

- Stuart
You're heading up there with Marty? He invited me along but unfortunately I can't make it. Have a great trip.
lobo is offline  
post #1055 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 01:37 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lobo View Post
You're heading up there with Marty? He invited me along but unfortunately I can't make it. Have a great trip.
Yep! Too bad you can't join us. Gonna be a good one if we don't have any high water issues. Next time!!
howesthehike is offline  
post #1056 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 01:43 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lobo View Post
I hiked up the Willow Creek trail from Rock Lake to Rock Creek yesterday. The 32 km Rock Lake Road was in very good shape until 2.5 Kms from the Willmore staging area, where I was stopped by a snowdrift. The first three Kms is still snow covered, but hard packed by snowmobiles so it was easy walking. The rest of the trail was a mix of snow, mud and nice dry spots. At km 6.0 a beaver dam has destroyed a small bridge and making the crossing quite deep, about four feet. So I walked downstream a short distance and crossed the water on the beaver dam. It was easy going. I was about two weeks to early, but I did this trip last year on April 23rd with minimal snow. By May long weekend this trail should be very good.
Awesome post. Heading out there this week. How far downstream is the beaver dam? We encountered that deep spot with no bridge late last summer heading into the NBT - but waded. (we were running very late due to cars dropped at Mt. Robson) Not interested in wading if I can avoid it this time!!

Thanks!!
howesthehike is offline  
post #1057 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 04:28 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,065
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by howesthehike View Post
Awesome post. Heading out there this week. How far downstream is the beaver dam? We encountered that deep spot with no bridge late last summer heading into the NBT - but waded. (we were running very late due to cars dropped at Mt. Robson) Not interested in wading if I can avoid it this time!!

Thanks!!
The beaver dam downstream is not far off the trail at all. I had a big snow drift to go through which made it more difficult. On my return I crossed on the much bigger beaver dam upstream, again not verY far from the trail, which was considerably easier. Iím not sure what those dams will look like at the moment because of the flooding going on, but if you can, take the larger upstream crossing. You may even be able to cross where the old bridge was because the flooding may have wiped away the lower dam. Rock Creek could also be a challenge during high water.
I hope that you and Marty have a good time.
lobo is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1