Monday, 9 November 2009

Freda and Knuckleheads Winterwonderland

Winter is arriving in the high country. Snow was on the trail about 2 km from the start of the trail. It was 1 1/2 feet deep in the higher open country. We used snow shoes as snow was soft. On top there was blizzard conditions today. Crampons not useful.

It took us 5 1/2 hrs up and 4 hrs down as it was slippery and slow in the deep snow. We took the direct route that goes from the creek north east.

Anyone know conditions at Triple Peaks for next weekend?

Peter Behr


We drove up Stillwater Main and then up A-Branch to the KM 6 marker where the side spur heads up to the Knuckleheads Cabin. The snow was still navigable by 4X4, but another fresh dump and vehicles without chains won't be able to drive that high.

Over 90 people signed into the Knuckleheads Cabin log book during October. That's excellent useage, and of course this count does not include the people who didn't sign in. Eagle