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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Probably not a good time to plan on an ascent of Meager. Meager Creek hot springs are upstream but best to be aware of this before following the new south side trail to the springs, too.

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The volcanic activity poses no threat to public safety and there is no current concern of an imminent volcanic event. However, curious individuals with the skills for glacier travel or who fly in by helicopter to access the area would be putting themselves at risk, and we strongly advise people to stay safe and avoid the area.
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Probably not a good time to plan on an ascent of Meager. Meager Creek hot springs are upstream but best to be aware of this before following the new south side trail to the springs, too.

http://www.slrd.bc.ca/inside-slrd/no...tudied-further
Do you think this is a sign there is more volcanic activity on Meager or more eyes looking for activity?
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Definitely the first. And the first time in several decades that activity has been noticed.
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Definitely the first. And the first time in several decades that activity has been noticed.
Thanks. The Coast Range is so massive and there are so few government monitoring stations that I often wonder how much (landslides, floods, major glacier movements, etc.) that might simply go unnoticed out there.
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There are lots of overflights. Found out about the big Tiedemann Glacier landslide last year within two days of it happening - not from the government but from Whitesaddle Air. Only found out about the big November 2014 landslide in Tipella Creek in summer 2015 when BC Gov't released the new aerial photographs to Google Earth.
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Nothing to worry about just because of a few fumaroles. They can be active for centuries. There is a ton of them in Yellowstone and Iceland, and are major tourist attractions.
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Nothing to worry about
See "causes" section, #s 1 and 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahar
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Dru, you gotta get a webcam in there. You could become a YouTube star when your cam catches that last frame before it gets wiped out by a lahar trucking thru at 100kmh. Maybe stick a mannequin just in front of it, holding an ice-axe, to demonstrate to others in the future what happens when they ignore obvious, deadly warnings like this.

Hope nothing too nutty happens. Of course, it would be kind of cool to see too, if something does go crazy up there.
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Thanks. The Coast Range is so massive and there are so few government monitoring stations that I often wonder how much (landslides, floods, major glacier movements, etc.) that might simply go unnoticed out there.
Yeah, true for the north coast for sure. But IIRC Meager is the most heavily monitored volcanic massif in BC, due to the risk it poses to the Pemberton & Lillooet valleys as well as lower mainland air traffic.

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