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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone been up Harvey or Unnecessary Mtn recently & can report on conditions?
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The snowline for new falling snow today is about 800 to 900 meters; so you can expect some new snow today from Cypress all the way to Unnecessary Mountain. on top of the old and consolidated snow from before.


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Was up Harvey on Saturday. There are patches of snow on the logging road here and there but snow really starts about 20 mins up from the Harvey trail branch off. At some point fresh snow begins, up to 8-10 inches of it on top of a layer of crust. The final section up to the peak is hard snow.
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Was up Harvey on Saturday. There are patches of snow on the logging road here and there but snow really starts about 20 mins up from the Harvey trail branch off. At some point fresh snow begins, up to 8-10 inches of it on top of a layer of crust. The final section up to the peak is hard snow.
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Would you recommend snowshoes? Or would micro-spikes suffice?
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You can probably do without snowshoes if you stick to the steps people kicked in. Me and most people i have encountered on the trail put on snowshoes once up on the ridge and i suspect they made the trip nicer. The final section from ridge to the summit I managed in just boots and trekking poles, but on the way down from the summit I took out my ice axe and trail crampons and that made it much easier and safer.
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