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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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We will do a day hike to Elfin Lake this Sunday. Are snowshoes needed for this Sunday hiking Elfin Lake? We will have heavy rain this Saturday and I am wandering if we should bring our snowshoes doing Elfin Lake.

Any suggestion?

Thank you very much for any help you might give.


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Steven Song said he used them above 1500 m while climbing Empetrum and Cinder Cone this past week.

Snowline has only lowered and deepened since then, I think.

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Up to 4 inches of rain coming to the north shore by Saturday night.
That would make a lot of snow!!
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Freezing level for this round of rain will be high though, 2000-2400m
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Before this storm there should already have 30-40 cm of fresh snow. Hard to tell how much will fall as snow versus rain but there's the possibility you'll be dealing with those crusty post holing depends on how much rain and how much freeze thaw. That would be nightmare without the 'shoes.

Worst case if you found the 'shoes aren't needed you can just ditch them on Paul Ridge.
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WINTER is here ! May be a good month for skiiers.


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Thanks everyone, that's great help, we will bring snowshoes with us.

BTW: we will have a dumpling party there, everyone here are more than welcome to join us.
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With this latest pineapple that has rolled in I would be more worried about mud. Freezing levels are very high and 100mm of rain in the North Shore Mtns means the snow will be gone and it will be very very wet.

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Freezing levels are very high and 100mm of rain in the North Shore Mtns means the snow will be gone and it will be very very wet.

Good luck
Dude, when I look up on the hills around Chilliwack, I'm seeing white. Wet white but snow anyhow.
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Must be a bit more cold are entrenched out your way then......It is raining all the way to the top at Whistler.

Typical November JING-NESS!
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Interesting. Duffy was showing fresh snow this morning and only 0.6 degrees at 1350 now. It looks like the Coq stayed pretty warm though. Bit of a mixed bag.

If anyone has a road/trail update for Elfin Lakes for today, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Not Elfin, but was up to Brandywine meadows today. There is just barely enough snow to ski, maybe 6-8 inches.
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we carried our snowshoes but never used, the trail had been broken by hiking boots, need more snow for the good snowshoeing or skiiing. The Snow starts ~ 1km before Red Heather shelter.
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WINTER is here ! May be a good month for skiiers.


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Despite all of the warnings I'm hopeful/optimistic it will be a better snow year than last. Bought our family ski pass the other day so we're in with both feet

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Despite all of the warnings I'm hopeful/optimistic it will be a better snow year than last. Bought our family ski pass the other day so we're in with both feet
Cross fingers...

Last winter , I think snow was barely marginal at Seymour for any skiing at any time. Cypress had its limited runs on the frozen bed of artificial snow.

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