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post #226 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 04:54 PM
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Two of us got 'bit' by a dog on the first rocky viewpoint. No blood, but definite bruising and it hurt like hell
Whether it breaks the skin or not, it's a bite. The poles can sometimes help there if one sees it coming...

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post #227 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 02:30 AM
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Default Flora Southern Ridge Apr.19/15

Snow level varies in the Chilliwack Lake area; southern and western facing slopes snow melt has been strong, with snow level as high as 1600 meters; and then shadier northerly and eastern facing slopes. snow levels can be down to 1300 - 1400 meters.

Flora Lake is still 100% snow - ice covered.

Snow depth on ridge; 1 - 1.5 meters @ 1550 - 1700 meters elevation
1.5 - 2.0 meters deep at 1700 to 1850 meters.

Snow is firm and consolidated with a shallow top layer of melted and refrozen recent snow that has settled.

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post #228 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2015, 10:22 AM
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15cm new snow on Grouse mtn (1100m) this morning. Snowing down to ~600m.
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post #229 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 12:59 PM
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Tried for the top of Golden Ears on Saturday. Snow began well below Alder Flats and we were wearing snowshoes 200 - 300 meters above Alder Flats, but it was all melting fast. Breaking trail through the forest and over the ridge was a lot of work, and by the time we reached the base of the steep snowfield crossing before Panorama Ridge we were out of time, and had to turn back. Next time!
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post #230 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2015, 10:15 PM
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Default Slesse Memorial to Crossover Trail

Tried this hike for the first time today started latish around 10am. I knew we'd hit snow so I brought snowshoes and my friend did not. Snow started consistently at around 1400m and it got pretty deep quick. We turned around just after 1700m as my friend was post-holing almost to his waist and was fed up. With my snow shoes I was still sinking to mid shin to knee depth as well but I far outweigh them as of late. Anyway having never done this before we had no idea how close we were to topping out on the ridge line which looks like it would have been a much nicer walk. Took us 4 hours to get 5k up and to about 1700m elevation. 2.5 hours back to trail head, 3.5 hours spent covering 1k up and 1k down in the snow.The snow was deep slush and was horrible on just about any incline in my snowshoes. On the flat sections they were great but on just about any mediocre incline they were like skates. Not sure if it was just the snow conditions or if my snowshoes aren't good for incline hiking or what but Id almost have preferred post-holing


Id like to try this again sometime soon when the snow is more consolidated and I could just use micro spikes.. the snow looks a lot nicer than the sand and scree Ive seen in summer pictures.

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post #231 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2015, 01:12 PM
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Went to the ridgeline near the summit on Trio Pk yesterday. Simon will write full TR. Snow was horrible and isothermal, and rock was wet. Trio South road was in good 4wd/hc shape, had been cleaned up recently for planter crews. Trio North road is gated at Sts'ailes FSR by hydro crew.
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does anyone know at what elevation snow starts in the sea to sky region, and/or chilliwack valley? or fraser canyon.

Thinking of heading up either Brunswick peak, Williams Peak, Webb and Macdonald, or Kwoiek creek. May 12-14.

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post #233 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2015, 11:36 PM
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Did St.Marks today.

Small patches of snow only to be found at the very top. Nothing on the trail except past St.Marks peak going towards the Lions, there is of course the odd patch of crusty snow past this point.

The trail was still really muddy closer to the top as it flattens out near the peak and you will find the odd the wet root or rock just before the flat area. Lower down is completely dry and snow has melted.
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Goat Ridge - Sat May 2
No snow in forest (ascent from south side, not Petgill trail). Snowline begins when exiting forest into alpine (approx 1500m). Fully consolidated, very firm pack in morning. By afternoon, mush and sinking to mid shin on every step.
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post #235 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 05:41 PM
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any ideas what the conditions are like up to Lindeman Lake? Any snow left?
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post #236 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 05:49 PM
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any ideas what the conditions are like up to Lindeman Lake? Any snow left?
I did Lindeman Lake plus GreenDrop Lake on April 19th and there was absolutely no snow. Nothing could even be seen at the higher elevations. If there was any snow between that date and today surely it has melted, especially with the warmer weather. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the conditions at Flora lake as it is a 350m higher than Greendrop.

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There was fresh snow in Chilliwack Valley as of today, at about the 900 m elevation and above.
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Hiked the Lion's trail on Monday. Quite a bit of snow at 1300m leading up to the HSCT. Nothing below that.
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There was fresh snow in Chilliwack Valley as of today, at about the 900 m elevation and above.
Looked like a dusting. It has most likely completely melted already especially with the warm weather we're getting further in the valley.
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Did a flight up to Squamish on Thursday evening to scope out snow levels on mountains around there.


Took pictures of Mt Strachan, The Lions, Mt Harvey, Brunswick Mt, Windsor Mt, Deeks Pk, Sky Pilot, Tricouni Pk, and Cypress Pk.



Mt Strachan



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Mt Harvey



Brunswick Mt



Windsor Mt



Deeks Pk



Sky Pilot



Tricouni Pk



Cypress Pk
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