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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Jan. 16, 2011, 9:51 a.m.
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last time up the Closed sign was still there. No idea what they've done or decommissioned since they put up the sign, but I know from my last trip down there more than a couple of the stunts/ skinnies were showing their age.

Jan. 16, 2011, 1:09 p.m.
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Anyone know if Pink Starfish is still closed?

NSMBA web site lists: "Pink Starfish was closed Fri Jul 9, 2010"

http://nsmba.ca/category/tags/trail-closures

If you want an update on the status:
http://nsmba.ca/contact

Jan. 16, 2011, 3:02 p.m.
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Rode pipeline today. Although there is some snow/slush/ice at the 5th switchback, the trail itself is completely clear. The top part (until the roller coaster) has a lot of runoff on it, but after that it's perfect. Beautiful day in the forest.

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Jan. 16, 2011, 6 p.m.
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Went up and rode pipeline today. the way up is totally clear except for the 3rd switchback which is a skating rink and also the patch of road at the trailhead of pipeline and ladies is an ice rink. Pipeline was completley clear of ice and snow. there were shorts sections of running water but all the wood was great. the only rough part is at the very bottom (maybe the last 100 feet) where the trail turns into a small river.

Jan. 16, 2011, 8:46 p.m.
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There was a debris torrent flood running down Dempsey today. Drew [HTML_REMOVED] crew removed the blockage from the overflowing stream and things were much better when we were done.

Totally clear on Ladies. The ice rink at 3rd switchback was a lot of fun. At least it was for those of use that took the outside line!

Jan. 16, 2011, 9:44 p.m.
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The ice rink at 3rd switchback was a lot of fun.

No ice remaining at the third switchback around 3pm this afternoon.

Lots of water, but no major issues on Kirkford, Upper and Lower Griffin.

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Jan. 16, 2011, 10:10 p.m.
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Great ride today down Ladies and Skull to Mill St. Very little ice as mentioned above. Warm and wet is the theme.

Ran into Todd working on his new ponds near the teeter. They were flowing! If you fell off the log before and didn`t get wet, well those days are gone.

Nice work Digger!

one of the guys i was riding with fell in the first pond its alot depper then it looks we came thuro there right after u guys i think

Jan. 16, 2011, 11:24 p.m.
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No ice remaining at the third switchback around 3pm this afternoon.

I was up there earlier today, maybe noonish, and didn't see any snow/ice on the 3rd either, the 5th yes, but the 3rd was most definitely clear. Not sure why all the different reports. Either way, good conditions.

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Jan. 17, 2011, 8:53 a.m.
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I was on the same ride as Alan, so I am assuming he meant the 5th, which I know that for every couple of steps I took forward I slide back at least one of them!

Ladies was in fantastic condition, though all the wood was wet it was gripy, we ran into digger working on the Heron ponds and although I set up the camera and goaded everyone into attempting the teeter there were no 'incidents' :(


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Jan. 17, 2011, 9:53 a.m.
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Great Pictures. The forest was so pretty eh?

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Jan. 17, 2011, 3:58 p.m.
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Got up to the fifth around 1:00 pm, totally clear up to Pipeline and beyond. It sure doesn't feel like January up there, other than all the water on the B-P…

Jan. 18, 2011, 8:38 p.m.
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Got up to Ladies tonight, No snow to be seen up the Ladies/ Pipeline. Trail was in awesome shape.

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Jan. 20, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
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and the pendulum swings back

Yesterday - snow free. Today its probably all buried in 10-20cms based on what I saw out the Grouse gondi window this morning.

it'll probably get mostly rained out this weekend

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Jan. 20, 2011, 2:58 p.m.
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Yeah I'd imagine nothing is ride able really, Grouse was covered in 25+ this morning

nobody is this dumb.

Jan. 20, 2011, 3:01 p.m.
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please rain.. clear the snow!

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