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post #166 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 12:05 PM
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Re: Manning Park Conditions

I was up there snowshoeing yesterday, and there is noticibly less snow than when I used to winter camp up there about 10 years ago. You might be able to scrape enough together for a shelter, but it didn't pack very well for snowballs. Id be prepared for some other shelter method. The pictures I attached are of Shadow lake, and of the water running through each tuft of brush sticking up. Its very very warm up there right now.
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post #167 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 04:39 PM
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As of yesterday, Hollyburn peak trail has no snow on first 2/3, some icy patches, then hard packed snow the rest of the way. Microspikes were helpful. This is the summer route. The winter route isn't being used due to lack of snow, the marker poles sit in piles.
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post #168 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 06:49 PM
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The Garibaldi lot is snow free so i imagine elfin is the same
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post #169 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 09:42 AM
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trail to Lynn Lake clear, water level down right now so boulder hopping is good. This can change quickly depending on weather. Very little snow higher up. I'm still hoping for a snowy March...
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post #170 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 11:24 AM
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Lake Lovely Water had very little to no snow the whole way in. Minimal to no coveage at the lake. Above treeline looked like sufficient coverage for skiing, but it looked like there was a bulletproof crust. High north winds at ridgetop were redistributing spindrift. Great mountaineering conditions if you're ready for it.



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post #171 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 01:13 PM
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Default Metal Dome on Sat 21 Feb 2015

Drove on Brandywine FSR to 1080m, no snow left on it beside the last 100m.
Consistent snow starts a bit above the snowmobiler's cabin.

Good snow in the bowl, with enough soft stuff on top to make it very enjoyable to ski: perfect blue ski all around helped to make it a perfect day
Tough skiing back to the FSR, as all the snowmobile tracks(so many of them that it looks like a resort area for them- but thankfully no active riders on that day) are hard frozen
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post #172 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 01:29 PM
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Conditions are good for Crown Mtn. Going down to Crown Pass there is some snow at the top on the first part. No snow where the chains are. On the Crown side the rock slabs are free of snow and just some patches of grippy snow higher up. Summit ridge is clear. Did not use microspikes. Hanes Valley looks pretty snow free.
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Went up Mt.Harvey on Feb.21. Trail is free and clear of snow until you reach the first bluff/viewpoint (after you exit the forest). After this point the snow comes in large patches. Final push to the summit is snow-free. Two of us found micro-spikes helpful but the rest of the group went in regular hiking boots.

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Grouse Mtn Skii runs look almost snow free..... been a poor season for the skiiers this season. Forecast is for some snow later this week.
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post #175 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 03:17 AM
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We were up at Manning, to do a loop of Lightning Lake on snowshoes...don't bother.
The snow is packed like concrete, snow shoes were only useful because of the built-in ice claws; there is a LOT of ice ice the trees.
Snow shoeing along the Lightning Lake trail is done for this year...go higher if you want some fluffy!
If you insist on doing the lakes, bring some micro-spikes...it's all you'll need.

As an aside, it was interesting to pause and listen to the lake "thunder" as the ice heated up during the afternoon.
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post #176 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 11:40 AM
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Trail very clear and in good condition. No need for yaktrax until 6K up trail.
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post #177 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 03:39 PM
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is the lake frozen?
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post #178 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 04:22 PM
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yes. apparently still a foot thick.
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post #179 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 02:25 AM
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Was up on Elfin on Feb 21, 2015. No snow in the parking lot. Ice patches start around 4K. Used microspikes all the way to Elfin.
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post #180 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 02:31 AM
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Anyone know what the conditions are for the Cheakamus Lake FSR?
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