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post #631 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 08:29 PM
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Was up the In-Shuck-Ch FSR on the weekend, popped up to the Lizzie trailhead to take a look around. Snow line is low, very low, expect you'd hit it deep less than a KM up Lizzie FSR. The cabin must be buried to the rafters, holy moly.

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post #632 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 08:13 PM
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Went part way (11am today) up needle at coquihalla summit. Went up to the first scramble.
Carried snowshoes but did not need. Only sunk in inch. Sunk in coming down as sun heated up snow. Only sunk in half inch going up first scramble and quit. Prefer to have ice axe etc. Tracks almost up to first scramble. Trail starts right where you exit highway beside creek. Pic2 is trail head and pic3 is first scramble.
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5/2: Elfin Lakes/Red Heather, etc: lots of snow on the way to Elfin Lakes. Skiable/snowshoeable from the parking lot and will be for a while I'd guess.

Not a single ski track to be seen on the first ski slopes along the ridge...that will change this weekend, I am sure.
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post #634 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 03:05 PM
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^^^how was the road to the elfin parking lot?

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post #635 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 12:42 PM
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I was up a week ago and it was dirt all the way. There was a Miata with bald tires up there, so anything will make it. 1M+ snow banks on either side from the top of the hairpin - an impressive amount of snow for so late in the season.
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post #636 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 04:57 PM
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Grouse Grind is bare to 3/4 but still 2m+ snowpack at the lodge. Good steps in the snow, did not use spikes. The annual dig-out from the top began last week.
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post #637 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 06:19 PM
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Drove the West Harrison (STS'AILES) FSR up and back to Sloquet over the last 2 days. No problems, the northern parts are in good condition thanks to a power project at Trio Creek. Road to Sloquet was completely clear of snow.

We tried getting up to Fire Lake, but with no chainsaw we were blocked by trees across the road at km 6.5. (Met a prospector who said he'd be clearing the road over the next few days) Hiked up to the bridge across Fire Creek (km 11ish) quickly getting into patchy snow. We couldn't find any signs of a trail up from the bridge to the lake, as the Backroads Mapbook suggests, but there was also a lot of snow so we didn't look too hard.

Also tried driving up to Glacier Lake, but access was blocked by a washed out culvert only about 1 km up.

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post #638 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 12:23 PM
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Anyone been up High Falls Creek Road behind Cloudburst lately?


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post #639 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 12:39 AM
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Pulled into Rubble creek TH today, about 3 dozen cars. Gentleman packing up his crampons (via slight language barrier) implied snow starting 3-ish km mark.

Alternatively, was able to drive my Subaru 5.3kms from the highway up Chance/Roe main, where I stopped as patchy snow was getting deep and sledders were loading. Was almost plowed on the way down by 3 parties (or 3 parts of the same group) of guys on mixed ATVs and trucks with no concept of courtesy, all of them (including the trucks) roosting rocks through the corners as I went by them. The vehicles they were staging from lower down had AB plates.... Really burns me, as I travel those roads on my dirt bike as well and it's yahoos like that that make the general public think we're all idiots. "That's how you lose access for everyone, guys!" Grrr.
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Went up Alouette Mountain from Mike Lake on May 7. Snow starts on the trail at around 800m elevation. Used microspikes, snowshoes were not needed.
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Roe Creek main is spotty snow then rocks alternating all the way to the R200 turn, we'll likely be driving all the way to the turn in a week.
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This hi zoom shots show snow cover in the Chilliwack Area. viewed from the Vedder River Rotary Trail.

ELK RIDGE - Summit mound..... steep slopes mostly bare; snow hangs closer to the ridge top by the trees.
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Hi zoom Shot of Mt. McGuire Summit Block, lots of snow higher up.

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As of May 10 Lillooet SOUTH Fsr is closed for about 2-3 weeks due to a rock slide. So Harrison Hut and Meager Creek are not accessible right now. The slide is around the 16 km mark on the drive in. The contractor I spoke to said to allow 3 weeks for it to be clear though he thinks it will be more like 2 weeks.

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post #644 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 07:53 PM
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6 inches of fresh snow on needle peak trail. Does not seem possible to scale in winter. Everyone turns back at first scramble. Cornice debris seems to pile up across the valley.
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post #645 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:08 PM
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The Centennial trail on Sumas Mountain is snow free from the western trailhead on Upper Sumas Mountain road to the summit. Lots of water, slippery roots, and deep mud on the trail but nothing impassable. Nice place for a spring training hike.https://forums.clubtread.com/attachme...202106&thumb=1
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