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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone snowshoed up to Watersprite Lake? I've never done this trail but kinda eager to explore a new area on showshoes Any info would be helpful.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 10:17 PM
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Actually there are two trails. Stay away from the summer trail which is the further one along the Mamquam Road starting at the dam. The summer trail traverse's avalanche terrain. The winter trail is what you need.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2016, 03:54 AM
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Done the winter trail.
http://stevensong.com/dreadnought-peak

But right now I'd suspect that access road not drivable except for the truck guy with 4x4, chains, and so on..
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Tried sending this to you privately and am not sure it went through. A fairly good description of access is here. http://www.himarco.com/slideshow/655...tersprite-lake.
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The road is being plowed to the powerhouse but is reportedly very icy and requires chains and 4WD.
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I wouldn't say the winter route has no avalanche risk. These gullies off Martin Peak cross the route.
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Does anyone know if the cabin is complete?

What is my goal in life? To enjoy the great outdoors as much as I can
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The cabin is complete and functional, but there are still some things to be done. It should be open to the public (reservations only) in mid-January.
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Was at Watersprite Lake in mid-November and they were working on the cabin at the time so didn't go in. Took a couple photos of the outside. I am also wondering if this cabin is complete as it would be a great place to stay and explore the surrounding peaks.

Looks like I missed the previous post by tricouni - great news!!!
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post #10 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 06:22 PM
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I'm the director of Cabins and Trails for the BCMC. We have commissioned a reservation system for our website. Once it is up and functional we will accept reservations. BCMC members will have priority but anyone can join. The cabin is locked. $10/night for members, $20/night for nonmembers. The number of overnight guests is limited to 10/night. Up to two BCMC custodians may show up at any time to keep people honest. Quiet hours from 10 PM until 5 AM. Sorry, people showing up without reservations should not expect to crash the hut. It may seem unreasonable if you're that person but with planning and abiding by our rules, anyone can use the hut.
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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 10:37 PM
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The road is being plowed to the powerhouse but is reportedly very icy and requires chains and 4WD.
anyone who went up recently? have a new 4runner with winter tires, still need chains to get to trailhead..?
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