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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone head out near the wack this weekend?

Wondering where the snow is at on Mcguire (Tamihi) or the access road to Cheam?

Any info would be helpful

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We did Williams Ridge today to 1745m. Snow starts at 1300m. Didn't bring the snowshoes, but wished I had them above 1550m. Thirty to 40cm of new snow from 1500m to 1745m.
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We did Williams Ridge today to 1745m. Snow starts at 1300m. Didn't bring the snowshoes, but wished I had them above 1550m. Thirty to 40cm of new snow from 1500m to 1745m.
thanks John...Not sure I want to throw my brother into the fire...or snow as it may be. Guess I'll aim for something at around 1500 m.
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For McGuire, I expect at this time driving to the start point free of snow...since you can park near the 1350 meter level. From there going up the boulders, and near top of gully would be more snow, icy, and slippery. Rather treacherous this time of year with those conditions.

Alouette is definitely a better bet. You have also Evans Peak trail which branches off near the 1000 meter elevation level. of the Alouette trail.

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For McGuire, I expect at this time driving to the start point free of snow...since you can park near the 1350 meter level.
It' s a little lower on McGuire since that slope is north facing whereas Williams Ridge is south facing.
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There might be fair amount of snowfall tonight too making slippery travel tomorrow (either drive or hike)...
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Thanks guys, I think I'll take my bro up Harvey or maybe Allouette. He's got no snow shoes so...Even Harvey might have a foot of snow near the top....
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Thanks guys, I think I'll take my bro up Harvey or maybe Allouette. He's got no snow shoes so...Even Harvey might have a foot of snow near the top....
The freezing level is pretty low for the rest of the week 1000-1200m and with the incoming precip. there will be some decent snow at lower elevations... and then the freezing level really drops this Sunday - 650m!

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/pea...forecasts/1132

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We did Mercer via Elk/Thurston ridge today. Freezing level was around 1000m in the morning, but not much snow until after the cairned bump. Even then, not much under tree cover. About 15cm of new fluffy powder on Mercer. The old heavy snow underneath from last weekend was mostly supportive. Had the snowshoes with me, but never put them on. Probably could have for the last 100m up to Mercer, but decided to tough it out instead of letting my hands get cold putting them on. Very cold and windy on Mercer, even light snow falling.
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Nice shots John.

Made it up to Elk for a short half day hike..

Principally for a workout and to seek photo ops. Thought I saw Katie around, but this one (twin of Katie ?) was a little thinner and with a small group of people.

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