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Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:25 pm

Anyone been up to the Trinities recently? Looking for conditions either around Canyon Creek Lakes or Bear lakes. Can't remember, were there any creek crossings? I bet the runoff is going pretty good right about now... The rangers don't update their trail reports until may... Looking to head up May 1st weekend.

Also, anyone been around Mt Ashland in Oregon recently? Wanting to plan a mountain biking trip up there end of May...

The national weather service map snow level overlay thingy looks to be clear where i would like to go but is it accurate...?
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

Apologies for combining two different questions. Thanks.



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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maverick » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:31 pm

Trinity related: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14146#p105509

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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:55 pm

I was the one that responded in that thread but I was only generally speaking so was wondering if there was anything more specific.
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby rlown » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:46 pm

There is this little problem, but depending on your route, it might not impact you.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/transp ... 53732.html
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:05 pm

whoops... Totally forgot about highway 3! Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:49 pm

Drove by there yesterday. No snow anywhere near the pass south of Ashland, at least I did not see any. Snow level pretty high. Only the upper part of the mountains west of Shasta (Mt Eddy area). I drove by Shasta 2 weeks ago and then yesterday, and there has been significant melt. Most ridges are now snow-free. I know this is not very specific, but maybe it will help a bit.
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maiathebee » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:14 pm

Willythedog wrote: Can't remember, were there any creek crossings?


iirc the Canyon Creek trail doesn't cross Canyon Creek itself until right before the Canyon Creek Lakes at the end. It does cross one or two smaller streams but nothing serious. Crossing Canyon Creek itself is where you'll get into trouble. Here's a TR from a trip I did on 5/9-11/2014. https://plutoniclove.com/2014/06/10/can ... nity-alps/
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:12 am

Thanks guys. Was hoping to head up there this weekend but took a bit of a nasty spill on the mountain bike so might be wasting away on the couch :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers: .... will report back if its a go
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maverick » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:47 am

Thanks guys. Was hoping to head up there this weekend but took a bit of a nasty spill on the mountain bike so might be wasting away on the couch .... will report back if its a go


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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Sun May 01, 2016 8:19 pm

If anyone cares:
Patchy snow around 5k, only small sections of the trail is covered, small patches at lower canyon creek lake, the scramble up to and all around upper lake is fully covered with snow.

Lakes are starting to unfreeze. Lower about 70% unfrozen, upper only just starting to melt

Waterfalls are all going full bore.
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby rlown » Sun May 01, 2016 8:21 pm

Thanks for the report, Willy..

I'm guessing no pictures?
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maiathebee » Mon May 02, 2016 1:58 pm

Thanks for the report, Willy! I was planning to head exactly there this weekend. Guessing you didn't go up to Boulder Creek while you were out there? Also, how was crossing Canyon Creek?
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