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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-28-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,141
Posted By msulkers
As of last August, ACC Whistler Section had...

As of last August, ACC Whistler Section had created 17 bridges in total over all cross-ditches below the park boundary. In addition, the trailway was brushed to the limits of the original FSR and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,141
Posted By msulkers
ACC--Whistler Section members have upgraded 11...

ACC--Whistler Section members have upgraded 11 bridges to 150cm wide over crossditches on the old FSR that leads to the park boundary section of the Singing Pass Trail. The club has an agreement with...
Forum: British Columbia   11-09-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By msulkers
That area gets nearly twice the snowfall as...

That area gets nearly twice the snowfall as Blackcomb across the valley. It is a good snowshoe destination in the winter, as long as you understand avalanche danger and mitigation...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By msulkers
kore, that is the most recent map. The two better...

kore, that is the most recent map. The two better maintained hiking options (Kevin's Home Run) and the Flank/Jaws Connector, are the two trails added last year. KHR in particular allows for numerous...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-10-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By msulkers
The campground at Russet Lake is in the right...

The campground at Russet Lake is in the right side of the photo by Kirsten Boyle
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-10-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By msulkers
Photos I referenced are...

Photos I referenced are https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOuLSnC9c-n4w7kqvfGDMev4N6hVBy_S0PS9Za4at6zXFnDimsqX5i2CWPOIea0Hg?key=bXpyRVBHa0ljeE90NFpJbzNQYjBxVUZyY3d0b1h3
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-10-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By msulkers
WhistlerBlackcomb only report on their own trails...

WhistlerBlackcomb only report on their own trails within their commercial recreation area. Rainbow Lake Trail is snowfree to just before the lake and in good shape. Skywalk is in good shape to...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-10-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By msulkers
Fred, I saw a report from a BCMC trip this past...

Fred, I saw a report from a BCMC trip this past weekend that showed bare ground camping at the north end of Russett Lake. There is snow around, but several of the high points are snowfree, as seems...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-02-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 210,863
Posted By msulkers
Mt. Sproatt, as of today. Snow starting at 1400m...

Mt. Sproatt, as of today. Snow starting at 1400m on SW asp and down to 1350m on Rainbow Lake Trail. Snow supportive with 5-10cm boot pen throughout alpine. Bridge deck replaced this week on the Gin...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-19-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By msulkers
Deuter 40+(womens') or 45+(mens'). Expandable and...

Deuter 40+(womens') or 45+(mens'). Expandable and indestructible. I use one of the latter for regular chainsaw missions and no issues.

Used the 35+ this past April on the Haute Route over...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-16-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 210,863
Posted By msulkers
Bill, You identified the windfall. We should...

Bill,

You identified the windfall. We should be happy it's getting cleared. There was a lot of windthrow two weeks ago, and it doesn't take long for hikers on wet soil to create a very noticeable...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-16-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By msulkers
inReach. You can send and received texts as well....

inReach. You can send and received texts as well. Further, you can suspend coverage during the year multiple times...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By msulkers
Check out Howard Douglas Lake from Sunshine...

Check out Howard Douglas Lake from Sunshine Meadows. If there is still a shuttle service to Sunshine Village mountain centre the hike in does not involve much vertical (not sure if that is the issue...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-02-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,829
Posted By msulkers
It looks like it's only been mentioned once so...

It looks like it's only been mentioned once so far, but footwear can be very critical on this trip for a number of reasons. There are sections of beach that are pea-gravel for kms and this does not...
Forum: British Columbia   06-02-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By msulkers
Glad you're feeling better and getting out. There...

Glad you're feeling better and getting out. There is an old First Nations/Packer's route up Sockeye Creek as well. It is almost completely indistinct for the first half km or so up the east side of...
Forum: British Columbia   05-23-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By msulkers
Cerial: Isothermal means no temperature...

Cerial:

Isothermal means no temperature gradient within the snowpack. Snowpack near 0C throughout. This can produce wet slab avalanches or if temps rise even further with free water within the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-22-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,570
Posted By msulkers
Silva Ranger Compass that I received as a...

Silva Ranger Compass that I received as a birthday gift in May, 1961. Still going strong after 56 years...
Forum: British Columbia   05-22-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By msulkers
Whistler Westside Trails snow conditions 170521

Spent a day moving trailmarkers up on trees, taking advantage of the abundant snowpack on Skywalk. Markers raised from Valley floor to final breakout at treeline, where existing markers are still...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-31-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,299
Posted By msulkers
I wouldn't bet on Pebble Creek. Miss-use of the...

I wouldn't bet on Pebble Creek. Miss-use of the area last year led to wildlife conflicts, and the area was closed to public access because a sow grizzly and cubs had discovered the easy-pickings....
Forum: Photography Talk   01-31-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,423
Posted By msulkers
Macbeth and the Ripsaw from Russet Ridge...

The day after a four-day storm...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-03-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,141
Posted By msulkers
The bridge was removed because the IPP providers...

The bridge was removed because the IPP providers were concerned it might come loose and wash over the very expensive screen on the weir, which removes debris before the water goes into the pipes. The...
Forum: British Columbia   10-03-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,688
Posted By msulkers
Just a note. The Skywalk Trail system was built...

Just a note. The Skywalk Trail system was built by volunteer labour by the Alpine Club of Canada-Whistler Section. The last bridge placed last week was built by the RMOW. The RMOW has supported the...
Forum: British Columbia   09-18-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,328
Posted By msulkers
ACC Whistler's new connector trail in the Skywalk...

ACC Whistler's new connector trail in the Skywalk System, Kevin's Home Run, has been open to the public for two weeks now. The trail's lower terminus is just before the long bridge on the Upper 19...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   09-18-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,229
Posted By msulkers
ACC Whistler's new connector trail in the Skywalk...

ACC Whistler's new connector trail in the Skywalk System, Kevin's Home Run, has been open to the public for two weeks now. The trail's lower terminus is just before the long bridge on the Upper 19...
Forum: British Columbia   08-09-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,311
Posted By msulkers
Looks correct to me, Gloria. Enjoy the hike. I...

Looks correct to me, Gloria. Enjoy the hike. I suspect there will be some folks up working on the new trail this weekend as well...
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