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  1. #1426
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    Good effort Hutz.

    And Henderson is a really nice spring ski. It connects to the old Duthie Mine site. You can link up the couloir to the mining roads of said mine site and ski all the way down to the McDonnel lake FSR which makes for a cool adventure.

  2. #1427
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    For the sake of interest in the meltocalypse of our local glaciers, I went through photo archives of our formerly 'go to' 100 percent sure thing, easy access summer ski zone up in East Bowl of Wesach Mountain to get some pictorial data. Looks like everything was going good with relative homeostasis till the first summer of the 'Blob' in 2013. That year marked the onset of consecutive summers of full melt down through the protective firn down to glacier and has henceforth nuked the ice. I'm gonna have to get back up there to do some firm measurements of ice depth loss. There's a pretty good 'gauge rock' feature up to the looker's left of the bowl where a guy could use a prominent rock nubbin' as a placemark of where the ice level was in better times, pre 2013. Judging by the pics from 2001 to now, kinda guessing more than 30 feet...maybe 50-60?

    Then and now pics:

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  3. #1428
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    Hey Smithers peeps: I'm lookin' for up to date intel on Sibolas. Heading off on a road trip sometime soon and was thinkin' of a little side trip for some turns.

    I'll be driving a fairly weighed down toyota matrix so.....

    1. Is that active miner guy still blocking the road?
    2. If not, any guesses as to the condition of the road surface...i.e. can a low clearance matrix make it at least to the microwave tower thingy without getting totally trashed?
    3. Any guesses as to how much snow might be gracing the upper part of main or the other glaciated bowl kinda skier's right?
    4. Any guesses if The Goat is skiable?
    5. I'd ask if anyone wuz up for joining, but at this point, I can't plan a day. It'll just be a play it by ear 'if the weather looks good when i get to houston, go for it' kind of decision making process. If anyone has that's flexibility and motivation, let me know.
    Master of mediocrity.

  4. #1429
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    It ain't lost you just can't find it, somebody will find it, AP eventualy found that gear that was lost from the top of the BIG SIMPSON'S gulch
    Umm - is this “new English” - it’s lost because we can’t find it. Once someone finds it - that’s what we call found.

    A goal for next year.


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  5. #1430
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    Northern BC 2013/2014 Stoke, Conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Sorry to hear about the lack of ski finding success.

    But damn, that Henderson line looks like one hell of an awesome ski run. Can imagine it has all the right ingredients for amazing corn harvesting in spring?
    Henderson is nice - but more often than not wind hammered and slabby. But ya in the spring I’ve done it like ap mentioned - shuttled to Macdonald lake road.


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  6. #1431
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    Quote Originally Posted by LHutz Esq View Post
    Whelp - another attempt turned into a nice walk in the mountains. No skis though

    Brought Heidi the bird dog to scare up that ski- she isn’t much help actually

    Sorry man - I really wanted to find it
    For you - but just isn’t meant to be.


    Lhutz, thank you so much for going up again yesterday. I wish I had found out about TGR earlier, would have made those walks a lot less brutal for you (and probably given them a higher chance of success). If you're ever down in Seattle/Whistler, please give me a shout, I'd love to meet you in person. I'll see with the mods if I can get my account activated now so that I can actually access PMs, if you ever do shoot me a message announcing a trip down south! . Thanks again mate. PS cute pup, hope those paws weren't too cold by the end of the hike.

  7. #1432
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    http://www.sandrah.biz/hudsonbaymoun...er/weather.php

    Looking good for a strat to ski season but not finding your ski
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  8. #1433
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    I'm looking to be up in Terrace mid Jan and pondering a ski day at Shames. Worth it to just ski around in bounds? I'm not much of a BC guy, would I really be missing out if I don't go BC? Thanks
    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

  9. #1434
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I'm looking to be up in Terrace mid Jan and pondering a ski day at Shames. Worth it to just ski around in bounds? I'm not much of a BC guy, would I really be missing out if I don't go BC? Thanks
    Yes but also yes.




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  10. #1435
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    I'm looking to be up in Terrace mid Jan and pondering a ski day at Shames. Worth it to just ski around in bounds? I'm not much of a BC guy, would I really be missing out if I don't go BC? Thanks
    Totally worth it to ski the hill. If you hit it during a storm cycle and it's not packed with skier traffic, the inbounds and sidecountry is mini backcountry-esque. Lots of sneaker lines in trees between runs and a short boot back gets a guy to some pretty fun sidecountry/o.b. that seamlessly deposits skier back inbounds. If it's not a storm cycle, the hill and immediate sidecountry will likely be trashed but still a fun little hill to play around on. Mid fat to fat skis are recommended in any case. Locals generally aren't skiing on anything less than 110 underfoot, most ski 115-125 as everyday skis in midwinter.
    Master of mediocrity.

  11. #1436
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    Went back to Wesach for some more snow play a few days ago. Joined local legend Brad and the mayor of Shames, garyfromterrace, for 1/6th of the ski day.

    The recent good whack of precip that hinted at a substantial addition of snowpack onto the previous surfaces didn't manifest as such. After getting an up close view of the ski terrain, I chickened out/bailed out after an hour's worth of approach hike. Didn't wanna ruin a perfectly good gravel ski season due to a bad crash in suboptimal snow.

    Returned to truck to watch 3.5 hours of the Deadwood series on the laptop while da boys slayed the windslab. Was kinda cool monitoring their progress out of the window of the truck. Little moving black dots contrasted against the rock peppered white canvas. Totally stoked for their mission success and high fives to The Mayor for day number 99 of the skison.

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  12. #1437
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    Hey man, just great to spend time with you again! Great day with you guys, tell you what.

    I did pull out the phone a bit so, with apologies to quality and lack of much in the way of downhill, here's some pics:

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    It was day one of off-roading for the new truck, pretty stoked that it was at Wesach, aboot 70km north of T town. The ZR-2 didn't disappoint, nor did the views on the way up the de-activated logging road.

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    Swissiphic, prior to pulling the pin in favour of Deadwood. Probably a good choice today.

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    Up the creek goes the Swiss one.

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    Then it's just me and Brad. My good and amazingly fit friend bootpacking the way up. It's nice to have uber-fit buddies. When I did lead a few steps, thought skinning would be easier, Brad just passed me and kept stepping. So I kept my skis on my pack, shut up, and tried to keep up.

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    Brad still chugging. What fun (when your partner does all the work haha)!

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    Brad at the turn-around.

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    My one shitty downhill photo. Sorry.

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    The drive out was insanely beautiful. Even through the lens of a cell phone (no photo-shoppy).

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    Seriously, I thought I was in a Bloom County cartoon strip...

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    So I'm now firmly and immovably back in Terrace. It's been some work getting the house all gussied up to the Missus's satisfaction, but we have taken time out for some play. Part of which has been mountain biking the wonderful Steinhoe/Lichen Loop area a couple of times. First time - 2 or 3 pounds of Chantrelles. Today, a pound of coral mushroom and a bolete. I love being home again.
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
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  13. #1438
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    Happy wife happy life G

    5 inches of new pow ^^a couple of old guys walking into the sun with their saws

    Bri guy and Joe, starting the run that will be White fang,

    both those guys are suposed to be dead but they are still goer's eh

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    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  14. #1439
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    Ha, true man. Looking forward to ripping at ole HB this winter. I think Viv will really enjoy skiing there. Sounds like I've got some new terrain to look forward to as well, can't wait. I'll try to give you Smiths mags some warning. Shit, I've only made turns with Al!

    Nice work Al and AP and all the wicked vollies you got there!
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
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  15. #1440
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    We can hear the feller buncher down lower on the hill so a way more fibre than can be done by 5 guys with chainsaws is getting cut

    you ptobbaly never had a chance to ski " 7 sisters" or "Bob's yer uncle" which we have cut in the last 5 years, also brushed snowbound last year

    The last 2 years all i did was keep the program going and kill some trees but having the Brian-tologist back ( retired high balling RE agent) to negotiate a raise for the cutters and get the logging show organized has been good

    it doesn't hurt that the new pellet mill now wants all that shitty wood that was not marketable
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  16. #1441
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    Daaaaaaaaaamn..........

    Bell 2 area kickin' ass and takin' names with the early season snowfall so far this season. This morning's view from the recently installed remote webcam at treeline immediately west of Redflat creek.

    Looks like full game on for alpine and subalpine skiing at least.

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