BC Recent Conditions Reports - Page 40 - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 475Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #586 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2016, 01:47 AM
Hittin' the Trails
 
dpogue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 17
Default

Just a heads up that Golden Ears park is back to winter hours, with the gate closing at 5:30 PM.

Golden Ears Explorer
dpogue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #587 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2016, 12:21 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Smurf Village, BC, Canada.
Interest: hiking, exploring, reading, random shiny things
Posts: 2,451
Default Grouty (Hurley FSR)

I made an attempt at Grouty Peak yesterday. Hurley road is snow free (but I'm sure that will change with incoming storm). With the recent hordes of people on Grouty (2 on Saturday, and myself on Sunday), trail is nicely broken in. It doesn't get deep until treeline. Skinned up to ridge, but was too tired to attempt the summit. Did some turns in mixed conditions (some areas of lovely fluffy snow, others of awkward challenging crust).
Wandering Tree Frog and adm like this.
guntis is offline  
post #588 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2016, 03:03 PM
vdg
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 284
Default Skywalk north loop- Sat 22 Oct 2016

The snow starts around 1450m with snowshoes required over 1500m.
The snow is at as deep as 1.5m at 1700m, so it seems to be quite ripe for good touring this season.

Very well marked trail to the alpine, where hopefully you'll find a nice path broken into by some other people, otherwise I recon you might have to figure out a new path by yourself as most of signs are already buried in the snow.

Winter is here!
vdg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #589 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2016, 04:08 PM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 229
Default

Gentian Peak Sat Oct 22 Oct 2016
Approached from Cheakamus Lake trailhead. The upgraded Helm Creek trail is awesome!
Skis on around 1450m. Skinned right up Helm Glacier and boot pack to the peak. Great early season conditions in Garibaldi Lake area.
mj24 is offline  
post #590 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 01:50 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 2,153
Default

Our group went Wendy Thompson Hut this past weekend, a lots snow there, without snowshoes it makes an easy overnight trip quick tough, post holing all the way from Rohr lake junction, you want your snowshoe or ski if you go there
Dru likes this.

Real success in your life is defined by happiness.
mazeGirl is offline  
post #591 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 11:18 PM
Scaling New Heights
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 50
Default Mamquam landslide (November 11)

A significant landslide bars all access other than on foot just before the junction where the Mamquam branches left to head up to Seed Peak. It happened sometime in the last couple weeks as I was up there just before that and the road was a breeze up to the Seed Peak trailhead. The debris is at least 3-4' deep.





treord8 likes this.
pazzo is offline  
post #592 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 07:24 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
johnmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 23
Default

November 12, 2016. We went to Iceberg Lake for a "snowshoe" trip. Parked at around 800m, climbed to around 1640m. Snow didn't start till nearly 1500. My understanding is that the snow line had been lower, but with the warm weather, it has actually melted the last couple of weeks. This might be useful info for all around the Whistler area - we had a bit of a view of the surrounding area and saw that the snow line was quite high on the other nearly mountains too.
johnmoon is offline  
post #593 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 07:34 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 2,153
Default

8 of us did July Mountain yesterday, snowshoes used from ~1900m to the top. the snowline went up quite a bit comparing 3 weeks ago.

Real success in your life is defined by happiness.
mazeGirl is offline  
post #594 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 09:23 PM
Scaling New Heights
 
TimeToGoHiking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: North Shore
Interest: Hiking, Scuba diving, Underwater Photography
Posts: 84
Default

4 of us were up there Friday Nov 11 and we were also surprised by how much things had changed from the pics we had been seeing. We got to the top without using snow shoes.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mazeGirl View Post
8 of us did July Mountain yesterday, snowshoes used from ~1900m to the top. the snowline went up quite a bit comparing 3 weeks ago.

What is my goal in life? To enjoy the great outdoors as much as I can
TimeToGoHiking is offline  
post #595 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2016, 10:57 PM
vdg
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 284
Default Shovelnose Creek area: BR700 FSR Nov 26 2016

Went there 1 week ag and we drove to 1100m with no chains.
Fast forward 7 days and now there is over 1.2m of new snow on the road and around, so we had stop driving at 700m even with 4x4 and chains.

About 1h up the road there are some massive trees that fell on the road due to recent storm that was in the area: while we were on the road at least 2 other trees fell over! Very scary and dangerous.
I would avoid that road for the next little while as things should settle down.
vdg is offline  
post #596 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 07:59 PM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NorthVan
Interest: I enjoy hiking
Posts: 2,946
Default

There is now a snowshoe track to Mt. Fromme. Pick up the track at the start of Per Gynt at the 6th switchback. We came up from the top of Prospect Road. Lots of wind and tree bombs today, too windy to enjoy a summit beer unfortunately.
happiestoutdoors likes this.
martin is online now  
post #597 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 08:13 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,036
Default

Just FYI.
Trails are broken for Mercer E. Ridge and St. Benedict (via MacKay Lake). If you want to take advantage of it in the next couple days then go for it. It's DEEP...
Spectrum and treord8 like this.
StevenSong is offline  
post #598 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hope bc
Interest: Not decide this
Posts: 23
Default Needle peak

Went to the zopkios rest area today but did not see a trail to needle peak. Cold. Icy highway. Looked in maintenance yard.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170105_100219_1483648957688.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	99.6 KB
ID:	189138  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170105_102831_1483649264368.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	75.8 KB
ID:	189146  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170105_103752_1483753706381.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	221.5 KB
ID:	189202  


Last edited by Cerial; 01-06-2017 at 08:51 PM.
Cerial is offline  
post #599 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 05:26 PM
High on the Mountain Top
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Smurf Village, BC, Canada.
Interest: hiking, exploring, reading, random shiny things
Posts: 2,451
Default

Mon Jan 2/17
Parked in Whistler Olympic Park (Callaghan) and skinned up winter trail to Hanging Lake. Route is well defined with all the skier traffic. Did a few turns above the lake in uber-cold conditions. Beautiful powder snow! A new dump of snow is coming so avy conditions will change.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1020004.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	1.41 MB
ID:	189154  

guntis is offline  
post #600 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 01:48 PM
Summit Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NorthVan
Interest: I enjoy hiking
Posts: 2,946
Default

The BCMC trail is mostly bare to the 1st switchback. The creek here is quite high before it disappears underground further downhill. I put on micro spikes at X-X-smileyface-log. Higher up it is still a solid snow trail but care must be taken to stay on the trail, knee deep postholing is possible just a foot off either side of the path, where last week it would have easily supported the weight of a person. On the upper rocky creek-trail section you can hear water flowing underneath. A couple cm of new snow at the lodge.
martin is online now  
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