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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Apparently, Sam wants to sleep in the mountains with me this weekend. Was planning to explore solo somewhere along the Duffey.
Any suggestions that have 8-year old friendly elevation gain, reasonable-to-great views & keep in mind the current snow conditions.
Only thing I've come up with so far is sleeping on snow at Semaphore or Joffre Lakes.
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Gott also.

Blowdown has snow at about 15km or so
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I thought I had read recently the Blowdown FSR has been blocked by debris.

How far up Downton FSR can you drive these days?
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How far up Downton FSR can you drive these days?
I can't speak to the snow level (but considering what we saw last week across the valley and east a bit, there can't be much), but generally speaking for the FSR, it's in excellent shape. You should be able to drive pretty easily as far as the last clearcut on our route to 32-17, for example.

Something to consider - if you're better at taking deep waterbars with your X than I am with mine, you should be able to drive pretty much up to the lake on the route to 8700.



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Zoran was just I'm Downton - shoot him an email
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I heard Downton Branch 2 was fixed to almost 2WD LC last Fall (over a year ago had a bit of trouble backing off from the first waterbar).

Wondering if the condition remains good this year, since I've always wanted to return.
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Zoran was just I'm Downton - shoot him an email
I did. He was very helpful.
Heading to Downton shortly...
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