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Dakota Ridge and TetDakota Ridge and Tet
Current Conditions Thursday, November 30, 2006

If anyone knows how things are up on the Mountains please post it here. I am unable to get up the hill for a while so please someone tell us of your trip up the hill.




Chapman Creek FS Road -- Chains RecommendedChapman Creek FS Road -- Chains Recommended
Current Conditions Friday, December 01, 2006

I made it partway up the Chapman Creek FSR toward Dakota Ridge today in search of a logging road to do a bit of touring on tele gear. I was driving a Subaru Forester, and w/out chains it was a bit iffy. Temperature was around 0 w/ a moderate amount of soft, slushy snow about half way up toward Dakota. (The skiing was lovely.) Howard




dakota ridgedakota ridge
Current Conditions Friday, December 01, 2006

went up to first parking lot, no problem, not too slippery, two or three 4X4's went up halfway to second parking lot and had to turn around. road not plowed. nice snow, about 2 feet after second lot.




Tetrahedron  Tetrahedron
Current Conditions Friday, December 01, 2006

Snow phone for tet says as of wed therewas 100 cms of snow at arking lot. Road is not plowed. Call the snow phoneat 740-3030 for latest report.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Sunday, December 03, 2006

2pm Road is compact and slipery to lot B a few 4x4s have mad it past there. 5-6 feet of snow at 3400 ft level temp is around 0 and down to -15 at night. Carry chins and use headlights while on narrow logging roads. Please do not tobogan or slideon roadway. It is very dangerous and makes the road slipery for the next car to come up. Have fun in the snow.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Monday, December 04, 2006

Lots of trees down across road, some limbs sticking out can hit windshield. Please if you remove a tree from across the road remove it all so no Hazard is left.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Monday, December 04, 2006

Lots of trees down across road, some limbs sticking out can hit windshield. Please if you remove a tree from across the road remove it all so no Hazard is left.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Thursday, December 07, 2006

Was not able to get there as the snow on the road is not passable even to the first parking lot, and that's with chains.




Dakota Ridge and TetDakota Ridge and Tet
Alert / Warning Friday, December 08, 2006

Freezing level has gone up over 6000ft so snow will be melting fast.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, December 09, 2006

1pm Road is litely plowed to Lot B but parking lot is not plowed. Raining heavyly and snow will be gone soon at Lot B. Hopefully temp will drop soon and snow again. Dress for wet snow and rain temp around 5'c




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Sunday, December 10, 2006

freezing level is around 5000ft and 2-5'temps on the ridge with rain. So dress for wet and slopy conditions. As road was plowed yesterday and has been raining it should be bare and soft now. Take care and please let others now how things are by addding your comments.




Free Xmas tree cutting permitsFree Xmas tree cutting permits
Alert / Warning Monday, December 11, 2006

You can cut 1 free xmas tree, get a permit and map at. MOF website you must have a permit with you to cut a xmas tree from bush. The permit will tell you where you can and can not cut. Have fun make it a family outing.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Monday, December 11, 2006

11am Tree down acroos road and took out Power line just past bridge above field road. Maybe a while till repaired as other areas get priority. Maybe lots more down higher up make sure you don't get blocked in by falling trees.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Monday, December 11, 2006

11am Tree down acroos road and took out Power line just past bridge above field road. Maybe a while till repaired as other areas get priority. Maybe lots more down higher up make sure you don't get blocked in by falling trees.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mountain top temps are dropping. Freezing level is around 3300ft much colder temps are on the way for weekend so fresh snow may be in the mix.




Tetrahedron  Tetrahedron
Current Conditions Tuesday, December 12, 2006

as of Dec 11th 80cms at parking lot and over 200cms on higher. Road is driveable to 8kms witha 4x4. Road is not plowed and there are many cross ditches and water bars. Drive carefull. have fun Snow and lower temps are in the forecast. snow line # for Tet is 740-3030 updated weekly or so.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Tuesday, December 12, 2006

3pm was a trace of new snow at Lot B. Temps have been around 0' but as high as 5'c. Road was clear to Lot B but parking lot is rough and icey. Lower temps are expected next few days.Be careful when wind blowing hard as trees are falling across road. Be prepared.




Please post your info on our mountainsPlease post your info on our mountains
Alert / Warning Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It is quik and easy and helps others decide where to go and play in the snow. The more first hand info the better. Please take 2 mins and let others know how things are. We have lots of great areas. Have fun in the snow.




Snow mobilesSnow mobiles
Alert / Warning Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Snow mobile club starting soon so if you have a sled and want to join keep watching for info. Remember sled safely and have fun.




Dakota RoadDakota Road
Current Conditions Thursday, December 14, 2006

4 cm of fresh snow at parking lot B road is clear of all trees
SCRD Parks Dept.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Friday, December 15, 2006

From conditions on other Mountains there should be 6 inches of new snow at the 3400ft level. Which is where the groomed trails are to start at. There is a partly built Quanset Hut that you can use as shelter. Next year they hope to have road improved and plowed to that area. Please have a safe snow day.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, December 16, 2006

Trace of new snow over night able to drive to Lot B with all wheel drive and winter tires. Some limbs across road. If you cut a tree off the road Please clear all of it and not just a path for you. Limbs left out across the ditch are a hazard to others. Have a safe day. -4'c at Lot B 7am




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Sunday, December 17, 2006

4am Plow heding up to Plow use caution. Please use Headlights even during daylight hours as road is narrow. Plow may be stopped on road clearing brush off roadway. SLOW Down as road is 2 way traffic. Have a safe day.




Dakota Ridge (Chapman Creek FS Road)Dakota Ridge (Chapman Creek FS Road)
Current Conditions Sunday, December 17, 2006

6am -5.c Road plowed some limbs hanging out across road use caution and slow down. Please use headlights even during daytime as Road is narrow and lights help others see you faster. Have fun in the snow.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Monday, December 18, 2006

Should be around 6 inches of new as Caren range had 6 inches this morning. Road was plowed on sunday morning but May not be plowed for a while as Plow is broke and down for repairs.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gromer may be going up on Thursday for the day. Once trailsare groomed please use caution not to mess them up with skidoo tracks or snow shoes. Please stay off the tracks as they are layed down for cross country skiers. Have fun.




Tetrahedron  RoadTetrahedron Road
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Plowed tried to Plow up to Parking lot. Very icey and even with Chains on Unimog had trouble. It has had wet snow and frozen and rain etc.Make sure you take chains and good shovel. Chck forcast if you are going to leave vehicle there while at cabins.You may want to move car to lower level. Very compact road surface ad breaking through lots of ruts. Watch for cross dtiches not marked well. Cross ditches all the way up from the Y. Have fun temp has been down to -11'c and upto 5'c




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Groomr was to have been up on the Ridge today. If anyone has info and snow conditions please let us know by adding a report.




Dakota and TetDakota and Tet
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Temps rising with thiswind moving in so expect rain and wet snow on mountain. When daytime temp above 6-7 down here it will be raining up there. take care have a safe day.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Thursday, December 21, 2006

Correction Groomer was to be up on thursday . But anything can happen. Please let us know how things are on the ridge.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Thursday, December 21, 2006

Freezing Leel is rising again, going upto 3300ft. So will probaly be raining at Lot B and almost snowing at higher staging area.
Have a safe xmas and Please let us know how the conditions are on our mountains.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Friday, December 22, 2006

Groomer was up on the ridge for the day yesterday. freezing level looks like it is coming down a bit. Should be a good weekend for snow on the mountain.




TetrahedronTetrahedron
Current Conditions Saturday, December 23, 2006

ROAD plowed to parking lot temp0' at 5am rain and snow mix. should carry chains and shovel as conditions change fast




TetrahedronTetrahedron
Current Conditions Saturday, December 23, 2006

Road has been plowed to Parking lot. temp ws around 0 at 5am and snow rin mix. Watch for cross ditches from the Y allway to top 47 of them. snow mostly from the Bridge up. Some small amounts below the Bridge. Have fun and still best to take chains and shovel as conditions change fast.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, December 23, 2006

3pm Road plowed to Lot B temp around 0'c and 4-6 inchs new snow. Groomer was up yesterday but it is hard to tell now. Snow is slow on skies or snow board very sticky people have said. Have a great xmas and be safe.

Plow guy




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, December 23, 2006

Snow was slow and sticky today. Lots of snow since yesterday (~5 inches). Tonnes of untouched snow on the upper ridge (except my skis). Mentioned below that the ridge was groomed, but couldn't tell because of the snow. Plow guy cleared the road -- thanks plow guy!




Please add your report on snow and roadPlease add your report on snow and road
Alert / Warning Sunday, December 24, 2006

The more info we have on the conditions the better.
The better the info the better the roads can get plowed. THE PLOW DOES NOT MIND GOING UP WHEN THERE IS SNOW. Just let us know how much snow there was at Parking lot B and up top. This helps everyone plan there trip. There is a thermometer in the Out house past the Quanset hut So check the temps and let us know. Have a great holiday in the snow.




New snow mobile clubNew snow mobile club
Alert / Warning Sunday, December 24, 2006

To Join snow mobile club call Per at 885-9277.




Dakota Ridge RoadDakota Ridge Road
Alert / Warning Sunday, December 24, 2006

It is sad to say but after years of Volunteering time and equipment I will no longer be Plowing the Dakota ridge road. Have a safe winter season.

The plow Guy




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Sunday, December 24, 2006

7am no new snow overnight but was trying to snow when i was there temp was down to -4'c last night and high yesterday of 3'c temp at 7am was around 0'c at lot B. have fun please use headlights as road is narrow, slow down as road is to narrow for 2 cars to pass. Please help by posting your findings on conditions on the ridge.




Dakota Ridge and TetDakota Ridge and Tet
Alert / Warning Sunday, December 24, 2006

Snowing Heavyly on Grouse mtn and Cypress freezing level 2600ft so all this heavy rain will be coming down as snow. Enjoy it.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Monday, December 25, 2006

Looks like there was about 1 foot of new snow last 24 hours but it warmed up and rained overnight. Road to Lot A is slushy from A to Lot B is deep wet slushy and rutted slop. There is a pick up truck stuck half way between Lot B and the Gate. No tow truck will go get him so he might be there a while. Road is not Plowed. 5 ft of snow at the Quanset Hut. Out house is dug out. It has been as warm as "c and as cold as -8'c at that level.




Tetrahedron  RoadTetrahedron Road
Current Conditions Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Road was plowed at 6am this minrning. Temp just around freezing highs have been up to 5'c at parking lot and down to -3'c for lows. Road is rough with Growing potholes and 47 cross ditches some have snow in so they don't seem bad. Snow level starts just around the bridge there maybe around 2-3 ft of snow at Parking lot. 5-6 ft around 3400 ft level. Have fun and play safe please drive with headlights on when driveing forrestry roads keep speed down as cross ditches hard to see at times.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Truck still stuck above lot B. Hopefully he will be out today. Tourist did not know that Lot B was as far as you could go. Carry chains and shovel as road will not be plowed for a while. 5 ft of snow at the upper staging are near Quanset Hut. Please try to clear snow from roof and in front of outhouse if it needs it.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Truck is out and gone, he had to hire a excavtor to pull him out. Have fun




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Awesome snow conditions around 6 feet at the Quanset hut. There is a big hole in trail on way up thanks to a truck that got stuck and thought the trail is a road. Temps have been down to-9'c and daytime temps around 0 to -2'c. Please try to dig out house door out if you are up. Road has been Graded in spots at lower levels. Road is NOT PLOWED!!!!
Have fun in the snow




PLEASE POST YOUR  REPORTSPLEASE POST YOUR REPORTS
Alert / Warning Friday, December 29, 2006

It is easy to do it lets others know how things are. This is a great form to share outdoor Fun and adventure. It only works if others post info Too.




Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, December 30, 2006

-3 at 8am trace of new snow. Road from lot A to Lot B is very icey and rutted only 1 lane traffic Quanset hut has to much snow on it Please do Not walk on it unless you want to shovel some off.It is very dangerous to walk on it as it could collapse. Please use your headlights as road is narrow and it makes it easier for others to see your truck. Have fun and be safe. 6 ft of compcat snow up top.




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