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post #256 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone done Black Tusk recently? Would like to know how icy it is up there.

Also, I hiked Coliseum yesterday 5/31/15. The rock was dry with no snow anywhere. The lake on top was warm enough to swim. Bugs are just hatching.
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post #257 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 11:10 PM
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Hasn't been ice around Black Tusk for a while, with very warm overnight temps as high as 16C. Temps a little cooler this week, but freezing levels looking to go sky high again by the weekend.

Rainbow Lake trail is virtually snow free to the lake as well.
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post #258 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2015, 01:23 PM
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Did Crown Mountain, Hanes Valley, down the Grind and across the Baden Powell to Lynn Valley. Apparently a total of 47km's on Sunday May31st.

There's no snow at all at the top of Crown Mountain now; however, quite a lot of bugs early in the day.

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post #259 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 06:07 PM
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would love to know the if or how much snow is in Taylor Meadows and up through Black Tusk Meadows leading down into the Helm. I am hoping to do the trip from Rubble Creek to Cheakamus Lake soon with my sister before she leaves the country.
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We did a loop around the Place Glacier. Starting with Gardiner, then over to Oleg. We hoped to traverse over Olds and down its E(?) Ridge but it was a bit cloudy so we retraced our steps back down onto the glacier. Then headed over to Cirque. We climbed up the red S(?) ridge and then descended the N ridge scramble route. The south ridge was definitely the highlight of the day and the best scrambling though Gardiner is quite nice. Just a little bit of snow below the glacier. The dam at the outflow of the lake is pretty scary looking to cross. The glacier is in good shape and snow covered. A few cracks to jump over between Olds and Cirque. Gates looks like a pile of rubble. The Place Glacier trail is easy to find but a bit overgrown and plenty of deadfall.
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Hasn't been ice around Black Tusk for a while, with very warm overnight temps as high as 16C. Temps a little cooler this week, but freezing levels looking to go sky high again by the weekend.

Rainbow Lake trail is virtually snow free to the lake as well.
I was thinking about heading up to Brandywine next weekend. You mentioned that there is no ice up on the Tusk but the gov site says there is snow above Taylor Meadows. Would you happen to have heard any reports on Brandywine in the last week? Thank you

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Default Chilliwack lake area conditions

Went up Conway earlier in the week, snow started around mile high campsite and was continuous to the ridge and peak. Lots of bare rock areas sticking through snow. The snow looks maybe a few feet deep at most its very consolidated and was easy to kickstep into with just shoes. Today did Flora Peak and there was barely any snow at all on the way to the peak only small sections that take seconds to cross over so microspikes not even useful at this point. Some photos from the top to give an idea of snow conditions in the area.
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post #263 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2015, 02:04 PM
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Climbed Rainbow Mtn (Whistler area) yesterday, snow at about 1600m and lots until the summit, everything is melting very quickly though and Rainbow Lake should be ice-free in the next week.
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baldi81. No ice, just isothermal snow. Have heard nothing from Brandywine lately, but Rainbow yesterday was fairly soft in most places...
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post #265 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 03:41 AM
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Was flying up to Pemberton on Sun and took pictures of mountains in the Chilliwack Valley and Joffre Lakes areas. Given that a lot of snow has melted, I don't anticipate further aerial updates until next season.


Cheam Peak, Lady Peak



Knight Peak, Baby Munday, Stewart Peak, Welch Peak, Foley Peak



Mt MacFarlane



Slesse Memorial, Mt Slesse



Williams Peak



Mt Webb, Macdonald Peak



Mt Outram



The Old Settler



Joffre Lakes (Joffre Peak, Mt Matier, Slalok Mt)



Slalok Mt, Tszil Mt, Mt Taylor



Mt Matier, Joffre Peak



Mt Matier, Anniversary Glacier
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post #266 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 01:26 PM
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Did Golden Ears yesterday.

Not a lot of snow; however, the bug level was insane once you got to the shelter. The attack was relentless.

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Bugs were pretty awful on Alouette Mountain yesterday also!
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Default Yak - Coquihalla Area

Yak - Coquihalla Area

Only the usual snow fields on the south side of peak, laterally contouring from the col across to the south slope. Not much of it really... it may vanish completely this summer.

Some residual snow where it would have built as a cornice along the ridge crests from Yak to Nak, and again it will be gone soon with all this sun and heat.

Added some raw pics of surrounding peaks. Needle, Flatiron, ZLA, etc...

Trail report on our Yak, Nak, Thar Loop coming soon.
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post #269 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2015, 01:35 PM
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I find it interesting that while the bugs are insane on some peaks, they aren't too bad on other peaks nearby. I was up Brunswick this past Sunday and the bugs were tolerable (and I'm usually a magnet for bugs).

No snow at all on the Brunswick trail, btw.
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post #270 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2015, 12:10 AM
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Seymour Report: bugs aren't too bad, Mystery Lake is perfect for swimming and lounging on rocks afterwards drinking beer.
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