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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Jana and I drove to Post Creek, and parked along the road as parking lot for Lindeman Lake & Flora hikers was closed.

We started heading up 9:20 am, reached the plateau area 12 Noon for lunch; and spent from 12:45 to 2:15 pm heading up the steep area to our high point of 1770 meters. It was mild and pleasant to start, first hint of snow on ground near 850 Meters; lookout not much to see of lake at 1150 meters... from there snow became significant and deeper... until we reached the plateau spot, just before trail crosses the burn area. You still can not traverse that burn area.

WE had periods of sunshine until about 1 pm; then snow fall became heavier ....

temperature on the slopes above got down to -5'C with wind.

estimate 18 km return with 1120 meters net elevation gain.

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Parking along the road...
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Branch trail off the main Lindeman trail leads to Flora and others:...
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Follow the trail up into green forest with hanging moss:
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The Lookout: with nil views proper of the lake.
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Significant snow near 1320 meters elevation.
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At the Plateau, a level area just before you reach the old burn: steep slopes of snow on trail make it very treacherous.
Here we headed straight up slope, through the broken forest and up onto the slopes above.
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Another person and with his two husky dogs.
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Trees frozen, and with new snow coating on

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\Furthest Point of our ascent, at 1770 meters vertical.
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Brief view down towards Lindeman Lake, north side:
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The summit ahead hardly visible.. due to cloud and snowfall

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Hading down, watch step on steep slop..

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Return into snow -free forest trail... and waterfall.
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Thanks for the update on the conditions. I was thinking of doing this trail in the near future. Where I also park at roadside when doing the Lindeman Lake hike, I saw broken glass on the ground; signs of vandalism.
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Thanks for the update on the conditions. I was thinking of doing this trail in the near future. Where I also park at roadside when doing the Lindeman Lake hike, I saw broken glass on the ground; signs of vandalism.

Hi Solo... yes, I also saw broken glass; in the parking lot.

I sure hope sometime these vandals get caught.


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Good to run into you again on one of the local trails. Nice meeting your hiking partner and to see you made it to the top of the West ridge.
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