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post #31 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 02:37 PM
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should we actively be updating grouse grind that is officially closed for the winter? isn;t that potentially a bad idea if something happens; legally etc.

aren't there enough unnecessary SAR already.
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should we actively be updating grouse grind that is officially closed for the winter? isn;t that potentially a bad idea if something happens; legally etc.

aren't there enough unnecessary SAR already.
Valid point for the Grind. But BCMC is safe and I question why the authorities even close BCMC in winter, all that does is provide an excuse for people to do the Grind instead and put themselves at risk. I agree, in certain conditions in winter the Grind is very dangerous. I generally don't do it once the snow gets deep enough and stick to BCMC.
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Starting to get a little icy in places.
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Starting to get a little icy in places.
Yes, did GG on both past Saturday & Sunday with microspikes, and will switch to BCMC from now on.

Thanks for the updates!

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BCMC Trail update 2015-12-18:
A bit of wet snow on ground starting at halfway, about 700m. Light snowcover up to 950m then it gets more wintery. 10-15cm new snow at top since yesterday. Walked up the groomed Sidecut run. Still no need for spikes.

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Nice conditions, fresh snow, mainly towards the top.

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Plenty of fresh snow overnight, Gaitors useful!
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On the BCMC trail snow starts around 660m, no slush like there was yesterday. Further up, the powder from yesterday has been trampled into a good path.

With the current conditions I figure anyone heading up the grind should give this a read:
http://www.shawnblore.com/Pieces/Can...lanche%201.htm
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But BCMC is safe and I question why the authorities even close BCMC in winter, all that does is provide an excuse for people to do the Grind instead and put themselves at risk. I agree, in certain conditions in winter the Grind is very dangerous. .
I thought BCMC is not closed in winter? Isn't Grouse the one closed during winter months?
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On the BCMC trail snow starts around 660m, no slush like there was yesterday. Further up, the powder from yesterday has been trampled into a good path.

With the current conditions I figure anyone heading up the grind should give this a read:
http://www.shawnblore.com/Pieces/Can...lanche%201.htm
Thanks for sharing this one Martin. A familiar list of names in this article. I remember the year this happened. Pretty epic conditions. Sadly, people still hike up without even minimal gear for contingencies.
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On the BCMC trail snow starts around 660m, no slush like there was yesterday. Further up, the powder from yesterday has been trampled into a good path.

With the current conditions I figure anyone heading up the grind should give this a read:
http://www.shawnblore.com/Pieces/Can...lanche%201.htm
Although I don't do the Grind, I found it a very powerful story that I think can help everyone appreciate the dangers of winter hiking.
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Snow from the 1/4 mark now, just above 3/4 mark found an area of the trail blocked by a fresh slide.
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Snow from the 1/4 mark now, just above 3/4 mark found an area of the trail blocked by a fresh slide.
Yeah that's a dangerous section
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Just above half way, good amount of new snow.
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post #45 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2015, 04:23 PM
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Change the title to GG/BCMC?


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