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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default An Attempt at Mt. Nutt : )

December 22, 2015

My little trail-breaker hard at work. Maybe 20cm of new fluffy snow on top of the old stuff. Old stuff was supportive in snowshoes, which went on around 800m.




Patiently waiting for the can of salmon to crack open on Nutt south. : )




Tons of snow, and still snowing. Our intention was the true peak, but time and conditions were not on our side.




Those that give up hiking in the winter season are really missing out. Everything is so incredibly quiet and peaceful. Add the stillness of the air (if you're lucky) and some snow lightly fluttering from the skies, and you have yourself the ultimate in serenity. : )

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looks like Katie needs a pair of snowshoes :-)

Always charming , these pics of you and Katie on so many adventures. Just back from Arizona and breaking out our snowshoes for a trek up our local hills. It's actually nice to have a winter that is really a winter ;-)

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Nice one!

We were up Nutt on Sunday, 3 of us shared the work though The final slog to the true summit gets a bit steep and is choked with a bit of bush still
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Those that give up hiking in the winter season are really missing out.
Totally; I've been saying it for years.

But true summit of Nutt this time of year is a bit optimistic, because of short amount of daylight. April is optimal time; compact snow, long daylight and no more issues with the gate.
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100% agree re: peaceful solitude in winter and especially when in Golden Ears as not many travel in the park in winter.

I assume you were in snow by the time you hit the lake? Were there any signs of previous tracks?


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Looks like it's starting to shape-up up there
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Very nice. Three of us tagged both peaks on Sunday. Hard work trail-breaking but it helped to have three. Sounds like our tracks had already been buried?
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Looks beautiful and wonderful; thanks John for putting this up.

What a go for doing the snowshoe up there..

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Thanks everyone. : )

Zeljkok: I think we could have made it if I wasn't so worried about descending that trail in the dark. We were on Nutt south at noon, back at the car at 3.

Rex: Yes, walking in snow full-time just before the lake. Very faint and occasional signs of daneilj and adm's tracks from Sunday, but for the most part, they were completely covered over. Just as your tracks up the Lindsay Lake trail were today. I made the the lake, but it took me 5 hours to get there (no katie...tired and sore from Nutt).


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Very nice. Three of us tagged both peaks on Sunday. Hard work trail-breaking but it helped to have three. Sounds like our tracks had already been buried?
I could occasionally make out that someone had been up there, but for the most part, they were already buried. Well done on making the true summit. : )
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