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Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby maiathebee » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:00 am

Judging from the June 17 picture posted picture, you won't encounter unavoidable snow. Make sure everyone in your group is comfortable with long talus slogs with a full pack--the trail along Iceberg and along Cecile is 100% talus. Also, the route down from Cecile down to Minaret has a 12 foot downclimb and you'll probably want to lower your packs.


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Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby Bluewater » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:14 pm

+1 regarding the 100% talus along Cecile and the east and southeast route along Iceberg.

To avoid the class III route from Cecile to Minaret Lake I took an alternate that was class II (no climbing but some boulder scrambling). The area to the east of Cecile is beautiful and the route was easy to find and appeared to be well used. Here is a map:

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Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby Bluewater » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:22 am

Here's a photo from last weekend (thanks Hikin Jim). Looking down on Iceberg Lake from the outlet of Cecile Lake.Image


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Re: Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby Hobbes » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:26 pm

Has anyone recently done this loop? Is there still an ice-field between Iceberg & Cecil, or is it now mostly talus/scree?

I might have an extra day or so after the meet-up, and was thinking of a possible quick 1 nighter: Agnew, TI, Marie (camp), TI/Garnet, Iceberg-Cecil-Minaret, Reds.
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Re: Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby SammySam » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:55 pm

I hiked from Ediza to Minaret about 2 weeks ago and there was no snow anywhere along the route
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Re: Trail conditions? - Ediza Lake to Minaret lake

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:04 pm

Hi Sam,

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