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JasonG

Garibaldi Lake Frozen Yet?

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Answer: Sort of, at least as of yesterday.

 

You'll want to be lighter than me though. Too much cracking for my comfort level. Of course, the ice is likely thicker today. I don't know how fast it gains thickness . . . .

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Thanks for the latest intel. With the forecast - low FLs - i suspect it it will be good to go in 2 weeks. The challenge is always guessing how good the ice is in the middle - the winds there, esp at the corner of Sphinx Bay, are high, keeping the ice thinner. Such a joy to hit scary-thin ice under powder halfway across. There are lots of soggy boots and even swimming stories, so definitely don't fuck around too much with this. All that to say, if the ice close to shore feels dicey, then forget it.

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Yeah, last time we were in there there were large sections of rotten ice (water at the surface) which made the ski across a bit more exciting than I would have liked.

 

A few days ago, we cut holes with our ice axes- the ice varied from 2-4 inches thick within a few hundred yards of shore. From Panorama ridge, it looked much thinner near the Burton Hut and Sphinx Bay, though the whole lake was frozen.

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Good, on north aspects. Not amazing, but good, settled powder. I suspect that the inversion did a number on it the past couple days though. FL was supposed to hit 2700m!

 

We missed you!! Skiing better in AK now?

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