2019/2020 Mcbride Conditions and Updates

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Always an adventure heading up to the glacier until the area got shut down. Some crazy avy shoots through the valley and more than once we had to cross over slides that came down after we had gone past earlier in the day. Was always neat to sled amongst the heli skiers from Europe. They loved checking out our sleds. The guides weren't as impressed probably because we would mess up their lines. And wow some nasty climbs and drops but yes most of all crazy crevasses so not really smart to be up there. But we were a lot younger and didn't really appreciate the risks.
 

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So as of right now, how are you getting into north dore than without going in from south dore? Now you have me curious.

Never said i was, but someone has. This is why people need to learn how to read the maps, so they know that are not in closed areas. Just because you follow some other non compliant guys tracks into an area, or some guy told you on the internet, doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get a fine, or worse. Know where your riding or don’t ride there.

Simple.
 

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Never said i was, but someone has. This is why people need to learn how to read the maps, so they know that are not in closed areas. Just because you follow some other non compliant guys tracks into an area, or some guy told you on the internet, doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get a fine, or worse. Know where your riding or don’t ride there.

Simple.

Again, I have not been in there in approximately 10years. I rode mainly in middle and north dore, and I was curious if you had been in the middle or north dore are by the way you were talking.
I got my info from locals, looked at the maps seen where the closure were.
I was curious if you knew the exact boundary where the access was blocked due to the closure. I know there is a different way into south dore, north dore has big country and lots terrain traps in it on the way in, that I remember.
With renshaw so big, I cannot see myself going in to middle and north dore, knowing what I know now.
 

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Again, I have not been in there in approximately 10years. I rode mainly in middle and north dore, and I was curious if you had been in the middle or north dore are by the way you were talking.
I got my info from locals, looked at the maps seen where the closure were.
I was curious if you knew the exact boundary where the access was blocked due to the closure. I know there is a different way into south dore, north dore has big country and lots terrain traps in it on the way in, that I remember.
With renshaw so big, I cannot see myself going in to middle and north dore, knowing what I know now.

Your right about going back there. The reward isn’t really worth the effort, especially when you can ride all the way back to the kakwa from renshaw, and you don’t have to worry about closure. I remember all the avy chutes you had to cross. Didn’t some guys die back there a few years back? Anyways, when they get this whole caribou tracking thing up and running, we won’t need to worry about it, and all those little areas will be fair game, I hope...
 

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Yep,


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When the people actually in charge, tell me its fine, its fine. They out rule some internet blow hard!
I'm going to be in PG Monday, planned to stop by their office and chat with them.
Already have an appointment.
The misinformation on this forum is wild!!!

id say let’s go for beers, but ya know self isolation lol
 

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Again, I have not been in there in approximately 10years. I rode mainly in middle and north dore, and I was curious if you had been in the middle or north dore are by the way you were talking.
I got my info from locals, looked at the maps seen where the closure were.
I was curious if you knew the exact boundary where the access was blocked due to the closure. I know there is a different way into south dore, north dore has big country and lots terrain traps in it on the way in, that I remember.
With renshaw so big, I cannot see myself going in to middle and north dore, knowing what I know now.

We also rode in both Dore areas alot 15-20 years ago. Super sketchy hearing the thunder of avalanches then finding them over the trail you rode in on that morning. I’ll also stick to the groomed areas now. Some of us grow old due to luck; some of the places we used to ride are a testament to that theory.
 

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We also rode in both Dore areas alot 15-20 years ago. Super sketchy hearing the thunder of avalanches then finding them over the trail you rode in on that morning. I’ll also stick to the groomed areas now. Some of us grow old due to luck; some of the places we used to ride are a testament to that theory.

there are Old Riders and there are Bold Riders but there are no Old Bold Riders
 

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Randy, do you have that old pic of the trail to dore that you took after a large avalanche.

I will look but when I switched phones a couple years back I lost over 2000 pictures.
Lori used that in he class for several years.
 

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I will look but when I switched phones a couple years back I lost over 2000 pictures.
Lori used that in he class for several years.

Google photos is great for this. Links to a gmail account and automatically transfers any new pics when connected to wifi. Lose or smash your phone? No sweat. You’ll still have all your photos. Contacts are another problem though..
 

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Google photos is great for this. Links to a gmail account and automatically transfers any new pics when connected to wifi. Lose or smash your phone? No sweat. You’ll still have all your photos. Contacts are another problem though..

Thanks
The pictures I am looking for were posted in the McBride March Conditions for 2009.
That thread is gone for some reason.
I believe it was the March 15 weekend.
We were standing on the edge of the avalanche about 25' deep/high.
400' across and 5-600'acros the valley and then up the mountain and about 40' deep in the middle.
Was about km9-11 just before the bridge to the newish power station.
That entire open area was full.
6 of the 7 chute crossings going in slid that day while we were in riding.
Was a bitch to get out - 4 hours..
Barry an Rod went in the next day and the final chute had slid overnight.
 
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The pictures I am looking for were posted in the McBride March Conditions for 2009.
That thread is gone for some reason.
I believe it was the March 15 weekend.
We were standing on the edge of the avalanche about 25' deep/high.
400' across and 5-600'acros the valley and then up the mountain and about 40' deep in the middle.
Was about km9-11 just before the bridge to the newish power station.
That entire open area was full.
6 of the 7 chute crossings going in slid that day while we were in riding.
Was a bitch to get out - 4 hours..
Barry an Rod went in the next day and the final chute had slid overnight.

so much fun. lol
 

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The pictures I am looking for were posted in the McBride March Conditions for 2009.
That thread is gone for some reason.
I believe it was the March 15 weekend.
We were standing on the edge of the avalanche about 25' deep/high.
400' across and 5-600'acros the valley and then up the mountain and about 40' deep in the middle.
Was about km9-11 just before the bridge to the newish power station.
That entire open area was full.
6 of the 7 chute crossings going in slid that day while we were in riding.
Was a bitch to get out - 4 hours..
Barry an Rod went in the next day and the final chute had slid overnight.

I remember that day Randy, it was pouring rain down low too and it was dark by the time we got back to the trucks. We had to drop all the way down to the creek to get around the first one. i have a video of the avalanche and you out in the middle of it trying to find a way across, i tried to post but it says its to large to attach. I can email it to someone who knows how to crop or post larger videos.
 

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I remember that day Randy, it was pouring rain down low too and it was dark by the time we got back to the trucks. We had to drop all the way down to the creek to get around the first one. i have a video of the avalanche and you out in the middle of it trying to find a way across, i tried to post but it says its to large to attach. I can email it to someone who knows how to crop or post larger videos.

Send it to me nd I will send it to my wife.....lol.
PM'd you my email.
If you have pictures please post.
 
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I remember that day Randy, it was pouring rain down low too and it was dark by the time we got back to the trucks. We had to drop all the way down to the creek to get around the first one. i have a video of the avalanche and you out in the middle of it trying to find a way across, i tried to post but it says its to large to attach. I can email it to someone who knows how to crop or post larger videos.

video's are best uploaded to Vimeo, or youtube, and then the link posted here, Uploading a video direct to Snowandmud has never worked well.
 
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