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    Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    I came across this thread on another website and thought I would post it here.

    How Bad is it in K Country? - Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum

    I plan to travel down to the area and bike/walk the trails within the week to check on conditions. Of special interest to me is the two streams that were noted this past winter, and the trails associated with them, as a bridge was out on one, and the trail was partially eroded already on another, in two places.
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    Let us all know please
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    It appears from the Alberta Parks website today, June 28th, that there is road closures and minor through major damage to the roads accessing the Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area Trails at "Etherington" and "Cataract Creek", therefore it will be awhile before the area may be accessed.

    In short, Hwy 40 is closed from the north just past Hwy 68 (Sibbald Creek Road) to the Highwood House turnoff/Forestry Truck Road (Hwy 940) south into the drop-offs. As well, Hwy 541 from the east (Longview) is closed near to the Highwood House turnoff. From the south, Hwy 532 (Willow Creek Road/Windy Pass) is closed as well as (Hwy 940) Forestry Truck Road at Plateau Mountain/Burstall Pass, so accessing down into the Cataract Creek area is not possible.

    For further information, please refer to this link with updates as they happen:

    http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/408...damage_map.pdf
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    See this link for road access to the area - There is none currently to July 19, 2013

    http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/409...p_20130719.pdf
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    Sure hope it gets opened up soon so we can get in there to check it out and get it cleaned up.
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    This is my hope too, but I am aware that the ESRD department has higher priorities currently. "We" will be able to get in there eventually, just not for a while. CSC is shooting for a clean up date now of the first weekend in December, as the third or fourth weekend in October may not be possible at this time.
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    Sure hope it gets opened up soon so we can get in there to check it out and get it cleaned up.
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    Keep us all up to date on how its looking there. Can you access the area by quad around the blocked off area? How close can you get? Walk in??
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    Re: Trail Conditions at Cataract Creek Snowmobile Area after June 2013 rain/flood

    Please refer to this link for further information on Catarack Creek/Etherington:

    http://www.snowandmud.com/s-w-albert...ead-82808.html
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