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5 at Mt Steele5 at Mt Steele
Thursday, January 01, 2015

There will be 5 of us staying in the steele cabin for two nights on the 2nd


Posted by: Miles


Beauty New Years - quiet oneBeauty New Years - quiet one
Friday, January 02, 2015

Had an awesome moonlit night at Edwards for new years.
Only the 4 of our group there.
Where is everyone??! (Suppose it's good there herds of Vancouver people don't know about these beauty huts?)

Road conditions are good until last 2 km before lower parking, where some ice might cause issues without going into 4x4 mode at the very least.
Ski/hiking tracks are pretty much set to the Edwards and Steele cabin - recommend snowshoes up to Steele due to steepness - though snowfall will change that!
Thanks to all the volunteers for their work on upkeep of cabins.

Comment- both large snowmelt pots at Edwards have holes in the bottom of them - the larger pot a small leak.
Steele has two lanterns (one colemam, 1 msr), games and a few more pots. Would be nice if there was a lantern in Edwards. I will bring one next time I'm up (which may not be this year though...). A cheap frying pan might be nice too for bacon :)
no whining, just comments - there's some outstanding huts out there and steele is top notch for it's scenery.


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Posted by: Patrick NOlan


Here is a pic of what things should look like up the hillHere is a pic of what things should look like up the hill
Friday, January 02, 2015

Here is a picture up at Brohm ridge Jan 10th 2013 more then 10 ft of compact snow on the ground this is what is normal for Edwards and Mt Steele and even Dakota this time of year. The Pineapples have scared the snow away.

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Posted by: Cavi


2 Heading up to Mt. Steele2 Heading up to Mt. Steele
Friday, January 02, 2015

Just a heads up that there will be 2 of us heading up to the Mt. Steele cabin for one night on Saturday Jan. 3rd.

Happy trails!


Posted by: Jamie


7 people staying at Batchelor cabin Jan 177 people staying at Batchelor cabin Jan 17
Alert / Warning Saturday, January 03, 2015

Just a heads up that our group of 7 people will be staying at Batchelor Lake cabin on Saturday January 17.


Posted by: Dave


20cms new snow at Dakota last night20cms new snow at Dakota last night
Alert / Warning Sunday, January 04, 2015

Should same or maybe more in the Tet Be prepared stay safe.


Posted by: Cavin


A big group (12+ ppl) will stay in Steele Cabin this coming weekend (Jan 10-11,2015)A big group (12+ ppl) will stay in Steele Cabin this coming weekend (Jan 10-11,2015)
Alert / Warning Sunday, January 04, 2015

Our BIG group (12+ ppl) will do an overnight snowshoeing trip to Mt. Steele Cabin this coming weekend (Jan 10-11,2015), we will stay in Steele Cabin Saturday night and come back to Vancouver on Sunday.

Gloria
lulu@crossna.com



Posted by: Gloria


Temps warmed up in the mtnsTemps warmed up in the mtns
Alert / Warning Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Snow is falling from trees at 5000ft snow is slowly melting Conditions changing again. Be prepared for anythings might be lots of runoff making trails wet and soggy. Lets hope things turn around and get cold and white up the hills again fast. Do the snow dance kick the pineapples out of our hills.


Posted by: Cavin


Right of way ( Dakota ridge )Right of way ( Dakota ridge )
Alert / Warning Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Just a shout out to remind all the brave souls that drive up and down to Dakota ridge, please give way to people coming down.....breaking can be difficult on those ice day's and backing up ( if need be ) uphill is pretty much impossible , thanks all !


Posted by: Jay Bevan


Dakota road and rules of roadDakota road and rules of road
Alert / Warning Tuesday, January 06, 2015

If it is that iced up all drivers should use chains and Slow Down many vehicles drive way to fast . Under MOF act you are to drive at a speed you can stop at under any emergency conditions. Use headlights and pullover when you can but sometimes it is hard to do that. Useing Chains will give you safety and control. Speed going up hills coverd in snow only gets you in trouble faster.
If you use 1 set of chains on front drive axle you have steering and resonable braking. Test your traction before you hit the snow coverd hills. Give lots of room between other vehicles do not bunch up. Always best to chain up before you need the chains. Some people have been injured when some vehicles had to stop and other could not. Expect the un expected around every corner. Do not think just because you are going downhill people will give you the right of way.

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Posted by: Cavin


School Group in the TetSchool Group in the Tet
Alert / Warning Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Just wanted to give a heads up that there will be a group of high school students in the Tet from Jan. 12 to 15th. They will be at Edwards cabin on Monday, Jan. 12th and Tuesday, Jan. 13th and at Bachelor cabin on Wednesday, Jan. 14th. They are from the Take a Hike Program in Vancouver and always have a great time on winter trips in the Tet!


Posted by: Meghan McCann


4 adults and 3 kids heading to Bachelor Jan 8-94 adults and 3 kids heading to Bachelor Jan 8-9
Alert / Warning Wednesday, January 07, 2015

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat without kids jumping around you, avoid Bachelor Cabin Jan 8-9.


Posted by: Andreas


A big group cancelled the trip to Steele Cabin this weekendA big group cancelled the trip to Steele Cabin this weekend
Alert / Warning Wednesday, January 07, 2015

sorry,we have to cancel the trip to Steele Cabin this weekend due to unforeseen reason.


my original post:

A big group (12+ ppl) will stay in Steele Cabin this coming weekend (Jan 10-11,2015)
Alert / Warning Sunday, January 04, 2015 from 108.180.231.46



Our BIG group (12+ ppl) will do an overnight snowshoeing trip to Mt. Steele Cabin this coming weekend (Jan 10-11,2015), we will stay in Steele Cabin Saturday night and come back to Vancouver on Sunday.

Gloria
lulu@crossna.com



Posted by: Gloria


Posted by: Gloria


Please post info after your tripsPlease post info after your trips
Alert / Warning Sunday, January 11, 2015

Things like snow depth at the cabin you stayed at how the trail was to your cabin.. any new snow while you were up. We have not had any reports of snow depth in some time. Did you do a snow dance . Lets hope some more normal temps and weather come back soon. You can post pictures and also look at reports from years ago.


Posted by: Cavin


Group of 8 staying at Batchelor Cabin Jan 17Group of 8 staying at Batchelor Cabin Jan 17
Alert / Warning Monday, January 12, 2015

Our group of 8, including many kids, will be staying at Batchelor Lake cabin the night of Jan 17 to celebrate a child's birthday.


Posted by: dave


Going to Dakota Tomorrow Tues 13Going to Dakota Tomorrow Tues 13
Alert / Warning Monday, January 12, 2015

Going tomorrow 13th Jan and have room in my 4WD for others. Give me a call 604-740-0150 or cell 604-760-4270 mklein@interchange.ubc.ca


Posted by: Michael Klein


anyone know anyone that was at Steele latelyanyone know anyone that was at Steele lately
Alert / Warning Monday, January 12, 2015

I know there have ben lots of people up at Steele yet not much info like depth of snow at Stele cabin and at Edwards etc. There was a guy up there for 12 days he just came down on Sat if you know him ask him to post some info on snow conditions and trail etc. Lots of people post they are going up but never post any info after they come down.
Please spread your tracks out road is getting soft in spots as people are driving in the same tracks over and over. +3'c at lot at noon today seems like much of snow that was there is going fast.
Take care watch for people walking the dogs on the road to Tet please slow down.


Posted by: Cavin


Group of 11 at Mt Steele Cabin Feb. 14thGroup of 11 at Mt Steele Cabin Feb. 14th
Alert / Warning Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Just a heads up....Group of backcountry skiers coming to Mt. Steele cabin for Feb. 14th evening. Thanks. Jade353535@hotmail.com

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Posted by: JD


Tet pic of Edwards last weekendTet pic of Edwards last weekend
Current Conditions Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thanks to Patrick and his family for sharing this pic.. They tell me there is 2 ft of snow at Edwards Cabin Not enough snow for snow caves yet.

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Posted by: Cavin


Steele conditions from Jan 10th/11thSteele conditions from Jan 10th/11th
Current Conditions Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My friend and I skied to the Steele hut and spent the night on Saturday. Snow coverage was (barely) enough to skin from lower parking lot and through the summer trail to Edwards. The lake did not look like a wise idea to cross: some open areas and plenty of water atop the remaining ice. Snow condition in the alpine above the Steel hut was supportable crust and no worries about snow depth or avalanches. Hut was in tip-top shape and despite 11 people partying in it Sat night, it cleaned up well.
The ski down to Edwards was treacherous with breakable crust then heavy mank that threatened to rip off one's knee. Also, snow depth is lacking which meant many sticks and brush to trip one up. We skied to the car out of pure laziness but received some rock scars on our skis. If the weather stays warm you will be walking the road between upper and lower lots, maybe more.
The road to the lower lot was easily passable in a Subaru with all season tires and no chains.

Thanks to Tet Outdoor club for the wonderful huts! Wish we had facilities like these south of the border. First time here and will have to come back when there's more/better snow. Donation has been paypal-ed!

Cheers,
Peter / Bellinghammarfest WA

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Posted by: Peter


Thanks Peter for the great report and picsThanks Peter for the great report and pics
Current Conditions Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Your Mt Steele trip report is great

That last pic is amazing This is the first report from steele in sometime. Thought maybe it was buried in snow.

porpoise@telus.net


Posted by: Cavin


Big group headed to Steele cabin night of Jan. 17thBig group headed to Steele cabin night of Jan. 17th
Current Conditions Thursday, January 15, 2015

Just a heads up, we have a large group ~12 headed to the steele cabin for the night of Jan. 17th.

A few of us ~5 will stay at the Edwards cabin on the night of the 16th too.

Cheers,
Dave


Posted by: Dave


All the mtns reporting light snowfall startedAll the mtns reporting light snowfall started
Current Conditions Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reports from this morning said it was snowing lightly at Bachelor cabin in the Tet. Grouse ,Cypress and Brohm ridge show light snow fall started. Lets hope the snowdance worked



Posted by: Cavin


Snowing up at Brohm Ridge 5000ftSnowing up at Brohm Ridge 5000ft
Current Conditions Friday, January 16, 2015

Here is a picture from webcam today snowing at Brohm ridge above Squamish 5000ft elevation hope it snows it the Tet too

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Posted by: Cavin


Tetrahedron Outdoor Facebook GroupTetrahedron Outdoor Facebook Group
Current Conditions Saturday, January 17, 2015

Please join the Facebook group Tetrahedron Outdoor
facebook.com/groups/tetrahedronoutdoor. You can post info and photos, chat with other members, share links and other items about travel in Tetrahedron Park. Your post shows up in the main news feed, not in the sidebar. It's administered by the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club but you don't have to be a member to join this FB group. We just want to get people talking more about conditions and issues in The Tet! Please share this with other Tetrahedron users.


Posted by: Tetrahedron Outdoor Club


ride to Dakota ?ride to Dakota ?
Current Conditions Saturday, January 17, 2015

My husband and I are coming to the area next weekend (Jan 24/25) and are looking to snowshoe at Dakota Ridge on either Saturday or Sunday. Our car isn't suitable for the drive up, and we've just found out that the shuttles have been booked out by private groups so right now there isn't a way to get up there. If anyone has any ideas on how we could get up there and back (or can offer a ride - we'd pay!), please send me an email at counsellorchristine@gmail.com. We've already booked accommodation for the weekend and had put our names down for a shuttle beforehand but it sounds like because a group booked it all, we then got bumped. Please help! Thanks!!! ~Christine


Posted by: Christine


mt Steele possemt Steele posse
Current Conditions Saturday, January 17, 2015

We are a grouo of six to eight people heading up to mt Steele for the weekend of jan 30th to feb 2nd. Hoping for fresh powder :)

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Please post reports after your trip to TetPlease post reports after your trip to Tet
Alert / Warning Sunday, January 18, 2015

From the looks of the webcam at Brohm Ridge it looks like 4 inches of snow up high also was trying to snow at Dakota ridge today. Temp went from +3'c to 0 very fast and started to snow light dusting only. Remember conditions can change fast in the back country be prepared. Only trust your self. Stay safe have fun and enjoy the snow we have.



Posted by: Cavin


Fresh snow on the mtnsFresh snow on the mtns
Current Conditions Monday, January 19, 2015

Looks nice and white up in the grey creek valley. Looks like snow came down to 2000ft or so.. Hope some people can post info and pics so we can get idea how things are doing up the hillls. Take some pics up in the Tet of snow outside cabins or lake etc. for all us shut ins to dream about.


Posted by: george H


Medium? Size GroupMedium? Size Group
Current Conditions Monday, January 19, 2015

Just an FYI, A group of six including myself will be heading up to Edwards Cabin to spend the night from Jan. 24th - 25th.


Posted by: Cody


Dakota pics from today posted on Alphas pageDakota pics from today posted on Alphas page
Current Conditions Sunday, January 25, 2015

Alpha adventure posted 2 pics from today on there Face book page. posted snow info seems trails not very good +5'c and some water running etc.

Hope someone that has been to the Tet latley can post info heard there was a cabin steward up at Mt Steele for 10 days or more but never posted any info Sure would be nice to know how much snow was around the cabins and trails up there. And if it was any colder up at Steele compared to Edwards etc. Lets hope some people post info. Please remember to pay cabins fees and haul garbage out. Leave the cabins in better shape then you find them. Split some kidling and have wood ready for next group to get stove going. If you are gong up for a long time let the Tet club know that so they do not send S&R looking for owners of Vehicles left in parking lot for long periods of time.


Posted by: George H


some fresh pics from Tet parking lot todaysome fresh pics from Tet parking lot today
Current Conditions Sunday, January 25, 2015

Just been posted on Tetrahedron Outdoor face book page. No snow at the Parking lot. Lets hope some of the people that said they were going up this weekend post some info and pics. I heard a rumour some boxes of pineapples were going to be left on the road to be run over. Snowmen are endagered species this year. This is the first time in 25 years I know of that the parking lot Has No snow at all. Normal years there is 6-12 ft.





Posted by: Cavin aka Snowman


Dakota Ridge CLOSED due to lack of snowDakota Ridge CLOSED due to lack of snow
Current Conditions Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The SCRD just posted on there Dakota face book page that Dakota is closed till further Notice which means due the snow dance. Gate and Hut are locked



Posted by: Cavin


Weather over the week of January 12thWeather over the week of January 12th
Current Conditions Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We were up to Edwards, Steele and Bachelor from the 12th of January to the 15th, 2015. There perhaps a 1.2 ft of snow at Edwards, a little more at Steele and less at Bachelor. No one had tried to cross the ice and one of us went through the ice at Bachelor trying to get water at the pond, so avoid the winter routes. At that time, there was little avalanche danger on Steele and the Edwards creek crossing was manageable. However, this could change quickly. At least Challenging avalanche terrain exists on the Mt. Steele route!

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