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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Wondering what to do on an ugly rainy wet Sunday, so wepacked up the snowshoes and headed up Alouette. After seeing John and Kates great pictures, we were pretty excited to getback to see some snow. From parking lot to Evans plateau was very muddy, sloppy, slushy wet , and raining heavy. We werehappy we had our plastic ponchos. On wardsfrom the plateau the snow progressively got heavier and was sticking, making itstill quite slippery underneath. After the turn off, snow continued to getdeeper, we definitely needed our snowshoes after this point. We made it to thelook out just before the boulder field where the snow was about 5-6 deep. Incredibly soft powder. We were post holingbetween 12-18 inches and at some points 30 inches or more, even with MSRlightening ascent 30ís.
We decided to turn around at this point as there was no view,it was snowing heavily, the peak was socked right in and time wasnít on ourside.
Trip down was slow and slippery..but was still a great day outwith fantastic scenery.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 05:23 AM
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Well that makes me want to hop out of bed and pack up my snowhose right this second! It's 1am though...

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I always forget about this mountain since I"ve yet to do it. Thanks for the reminder and way to get out there.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 09:10 PM
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Very nice, thank you for sharing those grand snow pictures.


Excellent pic of you both.


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That much snow? .... yikes... we're in Southern California just starting some hiking trips and the snowfall in the high mountain country is also much deeper than usual for this time of year. Those are great pics, thanks very much

We'd best break out the snowshoes when we get home
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I always forget about this mountain since I"ve yet to do it. Thanks for the reminder and way to get out there.
Really?? I could swear I saw somewhere you doing Blanchard Needle but most people go up Fly gully for that & bypass Alouette.

Nice TR; that boulder field is unpleasant even when dry. Good Alouette loop trip is up Evans trail, then down south side (less steep == more pleasant for descent), and then walk back via Menzies.
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 12:12 AM
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dang I thought snow/ freezing levels were higher than that, good on ya for even trying to get out this weekend.
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