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post #511 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 11:40 AM
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Garibaldi Lake Conditions -

Hiked up to Garibaldi Lake on Saturday June 25. 2016. Trail was in great shape. No dead fall or washed out areas. Trail free of snow until you reach the lake.

After the 6 km point the trail had a few small muddy sections but, they were easy to bypass. There is still some snow after the bridge leading into the campsite along the lake. Our group of ten was fine in hiking boots and runners. Most campsites looked snow covered still but a few campers were clearing tent pads so, next weekends campers might have some snow free campsites. The snow was very soft; I expect it will be gone in a week or two if the warm weather continues.

Park Rangers were present in the parking lot (all day) and at the campsite double checking that all overnight campers had reserved and paid for their campsite online. The Rangers were also reminding hikers to pack their garbage out.

The waterfalls along the trail were gushing with water. If you want pictures of the waterfalls go in the next week or two while they are still full with snow melt. The creeks and streams along the trail were also running nicely, making for beautiful pictures.

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post #512 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 01:05 PM
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Default McFarlane on June 25/26

Trail in good condition with maybe 2-3 large trees crossing the trail, but easy to go over/around. The new bridge and boardwalks are holding well.
Some short snow covered potions from the first lake to the second upper lake, not much to worry about it.

Upper lake is still frozen, but dry camp spots are available.

The trail up to the peak is mostly snow free, with only a few portions covered- no spikes/crampons required.
MAJOR bum-sliding path from the ridge to the lake: 10-15 min awesome sliding with no holes or cracks, vs 1.5h hard work going up
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post #513 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 07:06 PM
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Default Poland Lake - June 25-26

Took the Memaloose trail up to Poland Lake on the weekend. Some blowdown, as the Memaloose is known for, but everything manageable with less than 30 seconds to get around each and most was on first half of the trail. However, there is a section about a half hour from the lake which has been rerouted due to major windfall since the GPS topo I have has been updated, so we ended up bushwacking a bit on the way up, but the trail was fine on the way down. I put a bunch of flagging where the fork for the new part of trail takes off. Few small patches of snow on the trail and around the lake but the lake and meadows are clear and there are tons of fish jumping (we managed to catch a few). Campground is in good shape and it looks like they have added a new bear cache since the last trip report that I read (2012).
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post #514 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 10:20 PM
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Default Watersprite Lake

Went up on Sunday. Someone commented a few pages back that the lake was only 2/3 frozen as of May 30th. Lake is still 90% frozen ... maybe it refroze? Seems unlikely. Still some steep snowfields to cross on the final push up to the lake and around the lake itself is mostly snow. Very slushy though, melting fast no doubt.
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post #515 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 11:15 PM
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Sky Pilot is in good shape. Snow starts at the top of the trail at the first boulder field.

Gunsight Gap still actually looks in as well.

Essentially snow free on the approach trail to Habrich. Just a few small snow patches still dripping down the west Face.
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post #516 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2016, 08:50 PM
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Default Helm Creek/ Panorama Ridge

How long would it take a fit person to hike Panorama Ridge from the Cheakamus Lake trail?
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8-10 hrs return depends on your pace.

but do yourself a favor and make a loop with Gentian peak then back on Gentian ridge towards Helm and down to main trail. Longer, but plenty of daylight right now
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post #518 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 01:26 AM
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Heather Trail in Manning Park is in great shape with about 6 small snowy patches and lots of flowers!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1277206...57670500240035
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Attempted to do Vicuna and/or Guanaco yesterday. Failed miserably. I don't think I've seen that many mosquito's in my life and it was raining hard.
The road to the parking lot was in very good shape. If you don't care about your paintjob you will have little difficulty making it to the parking lot in anything with Moderate clearance.
I stopped about a km short due to an overly bushy section but still picked up a few scratches.
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post #520 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 10:43 PM
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Looking for current Black Tusk conditions if anyone has been up lately.
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post #521 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2016, 12:56 AM
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Headed up the Skywalk Trail today via the 19 Mile Creek trail from Mountainview Drive in Alpine Meadows. The trail is well marked and easy to follow with lots of signage at all the junctions but unfortunately the blue signs (which have the most info) are very faded and hard to read. Patches of snow start as you leave tree line and enter the meadows but for the most part the trailbed is free of snow and the main meadow is mostly melted out (but flooded). Iceberg Lake is still about 95% frozen and the area surrounding the lake still has lots of snow. It's a beautiful trail. Thanks so much msulkers and the rest of the ACC volunteers who built it.
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Climbed Rainbow today via the SE ridge, descended to Rainbow Lake and walked down the trail - a nice loop trip. Rainbow Lake trail is basically snow free, just a few minor patches near the top. Rainbow Lake is half melted, Hanging and G&T lakes are melted, and Beverly Lake is frozen tight. Terrain between Rainbow and Beverly lakes is mostly under snow.
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Heather Trail in Manning Park is in great shape with about 6 small snowy patches and lots of flowers!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1277206...57670500240035
Thanks Mr. B, I'm just thinking about this trail for next weekend.
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post #524 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2016, 03:24 PM
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Went to Elfin Lakes last weekend. There is still a HUGE amount of snow one you get past the Red Heather hut. Routes to the Gargoyles and Opal Cone are not marked. Weather was variable and we had no map so didn't attempt either. Some other hikers gave up on Opal Cone as the snow got too much.
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post #525 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2016, 12:44 PM
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Has anyone been up to Cheam recently? Road conditions and trail update would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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