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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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anyone know what conditions are at the parking lot? lots of snow yet. thinkin about skiing next weekend.
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the freezing level is at 2000m all week with lots of rain. not sure there'll be much skiing this weekend. any snow left will be nasty
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Well I'm kind of hoping to still get some hiking in. Is it still hikeable? We don't mind hiking to the lakes or at least the ridge in snow, as long as we can get up the road.
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As long as the temps stay warm as forecast this week (above 1800 meters) there should be no snow at all on the road to the trailhead.
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so take the snowshoes just in case this weekend or leave em at home?

or even still pick somewhere else? I was hoping to go to the cabin for my birthday on Friday.
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I was at the cabin the last few days and if you have snowshoes, you should bring them. About 10 minutes after the Red Heather Hut, it gets really iffy. Gators are a must too, there are dozens of slush puddles along the trail that are half a foot of nastiness or so.

I left some birthday booze up there for you if you can find it.
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haha awesome i think i will take a look for it when im up there
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haha awesome i think i will take a look for it when im up there
Hi penguin, did you make the trip? Could you share some updates on the trail conditions pls? We are planning a trip there this coming long weekend and was wondering about how much snow are on the trail and on the way to the parking lot.

Thanks!

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Anybody know the current snow conditions? Whether crampons or snowshoes, etc?
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Went up there today. No snowshoes or crampon is needed. Snow free at the parking lot.
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Was up there Friday night. Just a trace of snow up to Red Heather. Max depth of 2 inches along the way to Elfin Lakes. Glad we didn't take either snowshoes or spikes - both not needed. Though could be snowing up there now.

So many new tent pads near the lakes. (hut and bathrooms on the left)

I think over 30. New day shelter and outhouse too!
Could be a gong show when the area is packed though.
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Was up there Friday night. Just a trace of snow up to Red Heather. Max depth of 2 inches along the way to Elfin Lakes. Glad we didn't take either snowshoes or spikes - both not needed. Though could be snowing up there now.

So many new tent pads near the lakes. (hut and bathrooms on the left)

I think over 30. New day shelter and outhouse too!
Could be a gong show when the area is packed though.
Thanks for the update. Is the lower camp ground in rehab? Be interesting to see how this plays out - 30 new spots near the "drinking" lake, cabin and ranger hut.
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hey chill8 I didnt get to make it out unfortunately, but maybe this week I will try again
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Love the cozyness of the pads [:0] [xx(]. Got that real backcountry feel to it. Oye [B)]

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Was up there Friday night. Just a trace of snow up to Red Heather. Max depth of 2 inches along the way to Elfin Lakes. Glad we didn't take either snowshoes or spikes - both not needed. Though could be snowing up there now.

So many new tent pads near the lakes. (hut and bathrooms on the left)

I think over 30. New day shelter and outhouse too!
Could be a gong show when the area is packed though.
Thanks for the update. Is the lower camp ground in rehab? Be interesting to see how this plays out - 30 new spots near the "drinking" lake, cabin and ranger hut.
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Well, ya know, there were all these complaints in other Garibaldi campsites about how it was sooo difficult to hear what your neighbouring campers were doing at night...
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