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post #616 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 10:09 PM
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Anyone able to share recent conditions on Mamquam Main FSR? ... and beta on early spurs like Mulligan/Alpen would be a bonus.

Greatly appreciated,

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This is a report from a local up in Squamish...

Quick snow report for all after today's run and recovery.
Gatekeeper is now accessible, although the garden is snow covered. Nobody to my knowledge has run to Hut yet.
Squamish Valley and the Elaho are both good to km 32. 5km past the Elaho bridge on both branches. Snow is patchy, very patchy. Able to get a good run at a few sections to get through them, but on both branches, the dead ends came when the marbley-snow suddenly became 10 inches deep. Might as well have dropped anchor!
Rescued a Delica from Ashlu km6.5 today. Got stuck myself at km 5.75 on the way to it. It's rough up there for sure. Not melting much at all.
Mamquam, from others reports, is VERY SLOWLY melting. No idea how it's going past the skookum turnoff, but clear til then (plowed for the power project)
Indian River isn't seeing sun, still grungy. Temps need to rise another few degrees for that to start clearing up.

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This is a report from a local up in Squamish... Mamquam, is VERY SLOWLY melting. No idea how it's going past the skookum turnoff, but clear til then (plowed for the power project)
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Mamquam, from others reports, is VERY SLOWLY melting. No idea how it's going past the skookum turnoff, but clear til then (plowed for the power project)
Skookum is clear to KM 16, which is 2.5 km past the Skookum power plant.
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Mamquam, from others reports, is VERY SLOWLY melting. No idea how it's going past the skookum turnoff, but clear til then (plowed for the power project)
Skookum is clear to KM 16, which is 2.5 km past the Skookum power plant.
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Anyone able to tell about conditions on Idaho Peak access road?
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2 meters of snow in vicinity of Yew Loop Trail, Cypress Bowl. Last year this time, there were only patches of snow near the ponds.. and the trail to Bowen Island Lookout was bare...... WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES.

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Yew Loop trail follows along this channel; walls greater than 6 feet high.

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Howe Sound Crest Trail, Info Board -almost buried. it is 8 feet high.

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*STRACHAN MEADOWS, Snow is going to be around come August !

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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has done Cheakamus Lake recently? Just wondering what the snow levels are like on the trail. Snowshoes required, micro spikes, passable in hiking boots? Planning to hike it on Saturday

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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has done Cheakamus Lake recently? Just wondering what the snow levels are like on the trail. Snowshoes required, micro spikes, passable in hiking boots? Planning to hike it on Saturday

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I personally would not expect that road to melt out until late May this year...
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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has done Cheakamus Lake recently? Just wondering what the snow levels are like on the trail. Snowshoes required, micro spikes, passable in hiking boots? Planning to hike it on Saturday

Thanks,

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people are only getting about 1km up Cheakamus Lake Rd right now in their cars, that leaves about 6km of FSR to get to trailhead.
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What is the snow like at the needle at coquihalla summit.? Would I need snowshoes or is snow hard. Knees can't handle snowshoeing for long.

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What is the snow like at the needle at coqihaula summit.? Would I need snowshoes or is snow hard. Knees can't handle snowshoeing for long.
Was up there Sunday, check my TR IAGO-Great Bear which is just across the highway from the Needle and Flatiron..

Snow is packed hard enough to walk on with spikes, but suggest you definitely need snowshoes from 1350 meters up and onwards. Well travelled trail you might be ok without snowshoes for 1/2 way; in untracked snow , snowshoes would be needed right from the start.

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Thanks very much, KARVITK. Exactly the information I wanted.
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Morning all, anyone have any info on the Garibaldi Lake trail and on the road conditions to the trail head? I am wanting to head for the lake on May 13 (birthday hike!) and just want to know if I should maybe be looking at other options.
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Morning all, anyone have any info on the Garibaldi Lake trail and on the road conditions to the trail head? I am wanting to head for the lake on May 13 (birthday hike!) and just want to know if I should maybe be looking at other options.
Road is clear to the Rubble Creek Trailhead. Snow starts quickly on the way up and will be hard packed, requiring spikes. Heads up for skiers coming down the trail. Loads of snow at the lake.
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Thank you very much ecarter1!
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