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BobC
06-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Has anyone been in or near King Ravine, that can tell me what the snow conditions (if any) are like? Planning a trip into the ravine and up the headwall via the King Ravine trail on 6/13.

Thanks
--Bob

Frodo
06-08-2009, 09:46 PM
I was in the N. Pressies 2 weeks ago, and though not King Ravine, I wouldn't worry about the snow conditions for this upcoming weekend. What I would worry about are the "bug conditions". Bring plenty of deet!

Tarencil
06-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I was a little ways to the west, in Castle Ravine, yesterday. Just one snowfield near the trail, roughly a 10-foot square and not too deep. I'd say you should be all set next weekend.

For what it's worth, there weren't any bugs, but of course that can change in a hurry!

Stan
06-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Has anyone been in or near King Ravine, that can tell me what the snow conditions (if any) are like? Planning a trip into the ravine and up the headwall via the King Ravine trail on 6/13.

Thanks
--Bob

We're going up on Sunday ... would you mind not postholing. Thanks. :D

1HappyHiker
06-08-2009, 10:49 PM
This will probably be of little or no help, but here's a photo looking into King Ravine that was taken about a week ago on May 30.
At that time, there appeared to be some lingering patchy snow here & there, but didn't appear to be anything major.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jMddpAdzX0E/SiJ1JRW_mTI/AAAAAAAAEPk/oOJblCvHgTE/s400/100_1907a.JPG

kerry13
06-09-2009, 12:14 AM
We did Airline on 6-6 and took this pic. King Ravine Trail looked clear but there were some areas with snow. Center snow area I believe is Great Gully Trail, but not positive.

Stan
06-18-2009, 11:15 AM
We hiked up King Ravine on Sunday, June 14. Though the rain held off the rocks were wet and doubled the time to scramble up.

There was no snow. However, coming out of Edmands Col on Monday, southbound, we went through a snow field piled several feet high to either side of the trail. It was about 50 yards of winter wonderland but, slushy, not icy.

BobC
06-18-2009, 11:31 AM
I did the King Ravine hike on 6/13 and luckily it was all dry for us in the ravine. It rained hard on the way home though, so I'm not surprised it was still wet for you on Sunday.

miehoff
06-18-2009, 06:27 PM
We're going up on Sunday ... would you mind not postholing. Thanks. :D

Nice one Stan!

bristlecone
06-29-2009, 03:40 PM
Anyone been up great gully recently? (Or somehow managed to see it from a distance in this weather?)

I'm particularly curious about whether any morcels of snow remain in the vicinity, and if so, the size and degree of undermining of those morcels.