*** I need SERIOUS HELP!!ASAP! Golden Ears Summit - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Posts: 153
Default *** I need SERIOUS HELP!!ASAP! Golden Ears Summit

I'm planning to do the Golden Ears summit with a friend.
I know that we can reach the peak without any snow gear because the snow isn't there.
I'm worried about if there will be any source of water? I have tablets and I'm planning
to bring only 2L/person and just refill as we go up the mountain.
Is water scarce in this time of the year?
If so how much water should I bring? I'm worried because I want this to be
an OVERNIGHT trip.
I'm going on Monday (in 2 days), so answer by Sunday would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Rich[8D]
0bakasan is offline  
Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 12:10 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , , .
Posts: 459
Default

Lots of water at golden ears summit. I'm going up sunday and i will be taking no water.
slothboy is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 08:13 AM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 6,120
Default

There is a permanent snowfield on The Ears so you should get snow melt from there, also there is water at Alder Flats. Just remember to treat it. Dont take the chance of getting sick.
19351 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 10:39 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , , .
Posts: 459
Default

I was up there today, Sunday. No bugs at all. One guy camping at the summit. One party camping at the hut. Moderate temperature. The trail has changed a bit to detour around the ladder that washed away. Official signs and markers. Old trail completely covered in boulders and tree limbs to hide it.
slothboy is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 11:01 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vancouver, , .
Posts: 159
Default

I was camping up at Alder Flats around this time last year, and there's a creek that runs by the campground. It was interesting though, because overnight the creek would run dry, but then sometime between 1-2pm the next day, the melt water would pick up again and the creek would flow nicely. The point is, don't be freaked out if you hike by Alder Flats and see nothing in the creek early in the morning.
platypus is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Posts: 153
Default

phew thanks.. I will definitely try this hike before summer ends. (backpacking in rocky this weekend). My plans got delayed because I sprained my ankle from Garibaldi Park yesterday...
Maybe going to Garibaldi lake and up to the Black Tusk and back to the parking lot was a little bit too much for me [xx(]

I'm praying that my ankle (mild injury) will be ok for the upcoming hike this weekend.
Golden Ears has always been on the back of my "to-do-list." I'll give it a go if I can fit in a time to do it before the summer is over.
0bakasan is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1