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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2015, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hanes Valley after the rain - bad idea?

All this rain has really spoiled a week's vacation; fingers crossed for good weekend weather! Hanes Valley looks appealing as a soggy-day hike but 103 Hikes indicates that at least one creek crossing is a log/rock hop. Is this still accurate? I'm assuming water levels will still be high by Thursday.

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That's a big creek to being with..and now it should be a raging river...
The rock is decently grippy though even when wet and the creek is soon after the Norvan Falls Suspension bridge crossing so if you wanna just check it out if you're up for the adventure.
Most likely worse case scenario is you walk back to Lynn with a wet leg.
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Jeff, it is fairly significant crossing. Here's pic from my trip couple of summers ago



This is looking back, after you cross. I've seen pics during high water when this log was submerged; it becomes quite dangerous then, almost impossible. I don't know how it is right now, but judging by amount of rain you guys had last couple of days it is probably nowhere as straightforward as it looks above.
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Lynn was apparently raging...
http://globalnews.ca/video/2196008/l...begins-to-fall

There is a pic around the site somewhere of the creek overflowing the log crossing into Hanes, which is what I would expect it looked like in the last few days; not sure how much the water is going to drop by the weekend though.

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The creek level was between "4 &5" at the picnic site/park headquarters bridge yesterday at 10:00 AM. That would submerge the Hanes crossing log. If it doesn't pour rain on Friday I'll be crossing the bridge again and can repost the creek level.
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If it doesn't pour rain on Friday I'll be crossing the bridge again and can repost the creek level.
I was planning on heading out tomorrow so that will be too late, but please update anyways as I'm sure others would like to know. I'll head somewhere less submerged instead.

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It looks like many of the trails could be closed due to damage also from the wind storm.


http://globalnews.ca/video/2199591/h...gional-park-2/
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Lynn Creek level was at 3 at the picnic site bridge at 9:30 today. Probably means the log at Hanes crossing is above water, but still a bit "iffy" to cross on.
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Lynn Creek level was at 3 at the picnic site bridge at 9:30 today. Probably means the log at Hanes crossing is above water, but still a bit "iffy" to cross on.
that has come down very quickly actually.
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Well, there was a lot of wind, but not actually all that much rain compared to the average November day.
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Well, on the bright side the Mount Seymour trail was unaffected by the recent weather. Thanks for checking, dlofting.

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Well, on the bright side the Mount Seymour trail was unaffected by the recent weather. Thanks for checking, dlofting.
The Seymour trail is a great good standby. so is Black Mountain and Mount Strachan

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It was actually my first full ascent. I'd made it to the Second Peak last year but I really don't spend too much time in the North Shore despite the short drive.

On the bright side, since the weather next week it looking similarly grim, I may get to spend some time on Hanes after all.

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Also on the bright side, I am using "on the bright side" with staggering frequency lately.
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