Garibaldi Lake frozen? - Page 2 - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 03:03 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Posts: 1
Default

I'm just curious if anyone knows the status of the lake, whether it is still frozen.

I have thoughts of a trip on the May long weekend, but was hoping someone had some beta for me!
kmewis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Dru
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Climbing, a mountain, Canada.
Interest: climbing and spraying
Posts: 16,175
Default

At this time of year, especially with freezing level of 3000m on Sunday, you often get a mix of a few inches of slush and water on top of the ice, which can be kinda offputting.
Dru is offline  
post #18 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 8,494
Default

offputting or inputting?
Aqua Terra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 09:33 PM
Super Moderator
 
KARVITK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Abbotsford, B.C., Canada.
Interest: Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Photography. Enjoying the outdoors fresh air and fitness experience.
Posts: 17,919
Default

Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Dru

At this time of year, especially with freezing level of 3000m on Sunday, you often get a mix of a few inches of slush and water on top of the ice, which can be kinda offputting.
Remember a few years ago crossing the lake, it was frozen but had a top layer of slush and water several inches deep in places. Not a nice feeling.

K
KARVITK is offline  
post #20 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 237
Default

Yes, nothing like filling your boots with fresh ice cold water with every step and fully saturating your skins. Makes for slow going.



After encountering this twice over the years in early to mid May, I've resolved to not cross the lake in May anymore.
PaulB is offline  
post #21 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 8,494
Default

ah yes, this would be inputting [)]
Aqua Terra is offline  
post #22 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 13
Default

Hi, I was wondering if anyone's been up to the lake recently/have looked down at it, and could comment on whether it looks frozen or not. Usually it is by this time, but I'm not so sure this year...

Thanks
CJung is offline  
post #23 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 12:20 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Whyte_Lake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Lower Mainland, BC
Posts: 177
Default

Yes, I am wondering too. Thanks for bringing this up CJung. Heading out of town for a few weeks now, but really hoping for a 1 night trip to Burton Hut for the 3rd week of March. I've wanted to go for the past 3-4 years but each time something-- illness, business, bad weather-- has prevented it. This year, it might be tropical temps.

Thanks in advance for any input- speculation welcome too btw, I have zero risk tolerance when it comes to ice ;-)
Whyte_Lake is offline  
post #24 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 12:22 AM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 8,494
Default

wondering if there is actually deep standing water in spots now
Aqua Terra is offline  
post #25 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 12:56 AM
Dru
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Climbing, a mountain, Canada.
Interest: climbing and spraying
Posts: 16,175
Default

I heard that as of the 29th it was bare ice with no snow on it and that a party completing the Neve Traverse said "skates would have been more useful than skis"

No idea since then.
Whyte_Lake likes this.
Dru is offline  
post #26 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 01:27 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada.
Posts: 368
Default

Garibaldi lake's elevation is ~1500m.....

https://forums.clubtread.com/8-britis...tml#post584490 post #122

Doesn't bode well.
Big Ian is offline  
post #27 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 11:04 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 13
Default

I've been keeping track of the freezing levels the whole season, but I thought it would be worth asking since Garibaldi lake is prone to temperature inversions.

Any further updates would be greatly appreciated, not just by myself, but a horde of VOCers who would like to continue the annual tradition of hanging out in Sphinx Bay for reading break
CJung is offline  
post #28 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Posts: 34
Default

FYI, just got back from a 3 day modified Neve traverse from Elfin Lakes - Garibaldi Neve - Glacier Pikes - Sphinx - Helm Glacier - Rubble Creek. We didn't cross the lake, looked fairly sketchy from our first viewpoint at the Glacier Pikes (see photo), so we went over Sphinx Pass to the Burton hut instead. Skied out over Gentian Pass and the Helm Glacier.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1090317.jpg
Views:	302
Size:	255.0 KB
ID:	19458  

bramvs is offline  
post #29 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Whistler and West Van
Interest: Outdoors, sweet campervans, corporate job avoidance
Posts: 17
Default

Bramvs - thanks for this excellent update. About to do the traverse and wondered about the lake....will probably do your exit option as well given I HATE being on sketchy frozen lakes w/o good ice thickness knowledge. Probably dates back to one of the early Omen movies where the kid falls under the ice and they can see him but can't help. Thanks Hollywood. ;-)

thanks again for the report.
Brian
BDoubleYou is offline  
post #30 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Vancouver, , .
Interest: Exploring BC ... preferably self propelled, self supported with free heels and a free spirit
Posts: 321
Default

A reputable source has pegged the ice thickness at 30cms. Of course, always assess current conditions for yourself and travel accordingly.

More info and pics here:
Biffybee 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