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post #106 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 05:42 PM
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Haha! In short. Yes...

Fun is where you make it...
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post #107 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 08:03 PM
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Seems to be a lot of BC'ians in the area so I thought I would post. First time in the Mt. Baker ski area this weekend (Jan 31st-Feb 1st) for some snowshoe camping. Hiked up to Artist Point, camped at Huntoon Point. Saturday: Very busy, beautiful day, no new snow, but needed snowshoes the whole way up,quite warm. Saturday night: My boyfriend and I are the only ones left, FREEZING, quite a bit of snowfall. Sunday: Total white out. First time I have ever needed a compass to get down a mountain that should have only taken an hour to descend. An easy hike in optimal conditions so trail markers are unnecessary, but if you can't see the bottom, it gets a little tricky. I would definitely assess your surroundings when this visibility is clear.

Roads were no problem. While not much of a "trek" and very busy...the views are first class.
Hope this helps someone!
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post #108 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 08:42 PM
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mitch--since the demise of telemarktips, has the "coast mt ski and snow conditions" thread ever resurfaced in any other form?
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post #109 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 10:56 PM
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Working today in the back end of Emory Creek. Hiked up to about 1000 m on the south flanks of Mt Baird from the 12.5 km marker. Lots of rock bluffs with ledges. Good access route to alpine and on to summit from there. Snowline was around 1200 m
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post #110 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 02:16 AM
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Mekon. Yes it has in a very limited way, at http://www.backcountrytalk.earnyourt...ain-Conditions but I have to confess I've not put much up there. Ttips was an easy forum to update conditions and there were enough folks to keep things lively.

I've been doing the Coast Mountains Backcountry Report with Jeff van Driel: so far it's been weekly reports on youtube, but we're hoping to get it to twice a week.

Other than that, teaching avy courses and outdoor skills is keeping me going seven days a week...

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post #111 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 02:21 AM
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Here's the link to Jeff's report before the last storm. My report from yesterday, Sunday, should be up very soon. We're working on the delay...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtMiMzG90gg

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post #112 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 02:16 PM
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Mekon. Yes it has in a very limited way, at http://www.backcountrytalk.earnyourt...ain-Conditions but I have to confess I've not put much up there. Ttips was an easy forum to update conditions and there were enough folks to keep things lively.

I've been doing the Coast Mountains Backcountry Report with Jeff van Driel: so far it's been weekly reports on youtube, but we're hoping to get it to twice a week.

Other than that, teaching avy courses and outdoor skills is keeping me going seven days a week...
I've been looking at Wayne Flann's blog and the thread on TGR
http://www.wayneflannavalancheblog.com/
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...-Thread/page20

Or you could go mountain biking.... which seems popular
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post #113 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 02:47 PM
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Sunday's report went live this morning. It and archived reports can be found at http://en.escaperoute.ca/Coast_Mount...ry_Report.aspx Note that there is some textual support for the most recent report as well.

Wayne is liking it in his blog as well. Don't be afraid to share it around if you feel it has good information. We're trying to support the bulletins with some footage from in the field...

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post #114 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the info...the video reports are a generous service.

Clarkee: mountain biking? no, not for me. i'm on off-leash-dog-walking-trail-running-wheel-hatin' troll... (I'd put a devil emoticon here but don't know how.)
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post #115 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2015, 05:50 PM
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Anyone been up to cheakamus lake recently? Is it driveable? I'm debating a Castle Towers trip, access from this side would be nice
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post #116 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 01:20 PM
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Not driveable, but if this Pineapple keeps up, you never know....

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You are aware of the avy danger for the next few days, right?!

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Anyone been up to cheakamus lake recently? Is it driveable? I'm debating a Castle Towers trip, access from this side would be nice
People were driving all the way to the parking lot last weekend. With this rain I'd imagine it's still doable but you'd probably want 4x at least.
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Not driveable, but if this Pineapple keeps up, you never know....
Ok, thanks for the beta.

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You are aware of the avy danger for the next few days, right?!
All too aware. I'm really hoping for the best, but expecting not very much. I know at higher elevations, things are going to be touchy. You video from the other day definitely highlights that. Given my track record, I doubt I'll even get close to CT!
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People were driving all the way to the parking lot last weekend. With this rain I'd imagine it's still doable but you'd probably want 4x at least.

Cheers man.
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