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Name:
Wilcox Ridge No. 1
Latitude:
52°13´43.08´´N
Longitude:
117°13´22.62´´W
Elevation:
N/A
Date of Visit:
August 28, 2011
Start time:
13:10
Finish time:
14:22
Visit narrative:
We couldn't have asked for better weather. Our incredible luck has continued from last weeks work at Mount Robson Provincial Park. Today we are again working on Wheelers Interprovincial Boundary Survey. This visit to the Ice Fields is a one off opportunistic stop on our slow drive back to Victoria. Last night we camped at Whistler after a heavenly soak at the Miette Hotsprings to sooth our stiff, Berg Lake Trail legs. The showers were a welcome treat too! Chris, of 2009 field crew fame, Jenna, Eric's new masters student and future MLP torch bearer, and Clare, my keen younger sister, are with us for the journey back to Victoria and spent the previous week at Mount Robson with us as well as much appreciated Sherpas. This morning the five of us drove south on highway 93 form Whistler at 9:30. We arrived at 11:00 at the Ice Fields Centre and hit the trail from the campground up the road at 12:00. A steep range behind the campground lead us up to the Wilcox Ridge trail. We continued north up the ridge and quickly came upon our station. Distinctive foreground rocks allowed us to position the camera within inches.
Weather narrative:
Lovely! Breezy but warm, not a cloud in the sky.
Temperature:
21.0°C
Wet Bulb:
11.4°C
Wind Speed:
28.3 km/h
Gust Speed:
35.1 km/h
Relative Humidity:
34.4%
Barometric Pressure:
763.0 hPa
Photographers
Jenna Falk
Stuart Higgs
Field Note Authors:
Stuart Higgs
Ellie Stephenson
Hiking Party:
Jenna Falk
Chris Gat
Stuart Higgs
Clare Higgs
Ellie Stephenson
Keywords:
11, 14, 17, 81, 82, 83, 91, 92, change in water, columbia ice fields, ice fields centre