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post #91 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 11:08 PM
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Thanks! We head up tomorrow; the freezing level is so high and there has been so much rain it might be annoying to cart along snowshoes but i suspect we will need them eventually....
Skied off Paul Ridge today. Road conditions are fine. Consistent snow past the first look out, a few bare/extremely thin spots between that and the waterfall. Snow was very heavy and warm temperatures. Above Red Heather you will want snow shoes, looked like a few postholes on the way up.

Have fun tomorrow!
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post #92 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 12:49 PM
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Update from Sunday Jan 25th, 2015.

Spring-like conditions(+8C and sunny) all the way to the final ridge where strong winds(around 60km/h) took over.
Wet and crusty snow(depending on the slope orientation) but overall good coverage, even in the trees.
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post #93 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 04:17 PM
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We did Mt. Mulligan yesterday, the snowline is above 1000m, very wet snow from there and although Avy forecast said"high/high/considerable", there is not very much snow on this mountain. Quite bushwhacking on upper logging road

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post #94 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Where is the snow? Even the canons have given up. Bare and muddy Strachan ski run - chair lift not running


Spring like conditions throughout. Single set of tracks between two summits, coming from North on generally supportive snow with little postholing. Nice sunset; something you can never get tired from
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post #95 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 12:20 AM
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Soft/packed snow, easy kick stepping all the to 3rd peak of Seymour today. Felt like spring!
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post #96 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 12:01 PM
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went exploring around chance creek this weekend and there is no snow. small patches here and there. in the morning everything was icy then slushy in the afternoon. massive run off as well. felt very much like spring
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post #97 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 06:09 PM
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do we include mt baker as well ?

table mountain circuit: it was warm, spring, slush, run offs, soft, creeks exposed, lakes/ponds melting
winter is over
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post #98 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2015, 11:46 PM
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Went and did the Brothers Ck Loop today. Almost no snow, Lost Lake and Blue Gentian Lake are barely frozen over.
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post #99 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 12:44 PM
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Trail to Brew Hut via Roe Creek:

Drove 4.5km in with a Delica on very icy roads. The rest of the road to the Brew TH was icy, but made for pretty good travel just walking. Once you get to the clear cut the snow is soft and the boulder field after it was a nightmare of falling waste deep every other step. Travel is much better once you get to Brew Lake though as all the snow is wind crusted. Conditions up on the ridge were perfect for crampons/ice axe.

Felt a lot like spring!
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post #100 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 12:57 PM
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Conditions up high in Whistler area show considerable variability depending on aspect and elevation. North faces up high are consistently slide to death icy crusts. Solar aspects, particularly on steeper southern exposures are isothermal to a great depth.

At treeline, on solar aspects, expect deep isothermal. Large pockets of bottomless granules around rocks and trees...frozen solid in early morning.

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post #101 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 02:54 AM
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I'm not that familiar with the first lookout or waterfalls. How far do you have to walk before putting on skis?

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post #102 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2015, 12:29 PM
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You're walking for about 20-25 minutes from parking lots until you can put the skis on.
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post #103 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 11:50 AM
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spent the weekend at a surprisingly busy Keith's Hut. Given the conditions, I made an attempt to do some winter mountaineering. The saturday looked positively springlike. However, it started snowing overnight, and eventually there was about 8-12cm of new snow. Windslabs up high on the ridgeline made an otherwise benign descent interesting.
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post #104 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 03:03 PM
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Snowshowed from Alpine Meadows up 19 Mile Creek Trail yesterday, Sunday, then along Skywalk South. Booted from valley to 1650m on supportive crust with about 12-14cm along the way. At treeline, 1650, we put on snowshoes as the new snow, now about 20cm was being transported into slabs up to 50cm thick. Winds increased to 1900m where we turned around in increasing avy conditions. Some small avies observed on steep northerly convexities. Temps -4C at 1300hrs. Winds 25-40 from SE...

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post #105 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 03:56 PM
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Whoa, are things that bad that Mitch is snowshoeing???
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