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Name:
South Quirk
Latitude:
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Longitude:
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Elevation:
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Date of Visit:
July 10, 2014
Start time:
13:30
Finish time:
14:45
Visit narrative:
We were bumped by the helicopter from ‘The Knob’ to South Quirk, where we landed on a hiking trail in the middle of a grassy clearing on the top of the ridge. The station is located toward the north end of the clearing, on the eroded dirt bike path. The alternate location is straight downhill from Loc.1 We got picked up at the same location as drop-off and returned to the Elbow basecamp.
Weather narrative:
Sunny, clear blue skies interspersed with clouds. Westerly, gentle winds/breeze.
Temperature:
22.9°C
Wet Bulb:
15.7°C
Wind Speed:
2.1 km/h
Gust Speed:
3.9 km/h
Relative Humidity:
40.0%
Barometric Pressure:
796.8 hPa
Photographers
Kristen Walsh
Field Note Authors:
Tanya Taggart-Hodge
Hiking Party:
Eric Higgs
Tanya Taggart-Hodge
Kristen Walsh
Keywords:
alpine, evergreen forest land, upland herbaceous
Date of Visit:
June 13, 2008
Start time:
12:45
Finish time:
N/A
Visit narrative:
We left the Elbow fire base at 9:00am without our third companion and drove east on Highway 66, turned south on McLean Creek Trail and Campground. This station is on the same ridge as the previous day. (See directions from North Quirk Ridge No.1 field notes) We continued on from where we parked before following Silvester Trail south as far as our 3 ton truck would take us on the ATV trails. We didn't make it as far as planned due to gigantic puddles and a mud bank and parked our truck where the creek splits in two; approximately 2 kilometers from the junction of Silvester Trail and the Elbow River Trail. We crossed one of the creeks by a small bridge and began our ascent. We originally planned to just hike up Quirk Ridge Trail to the top but had to change our plans because we couldn't get any closer. This way ended up being really messy starting with bog, then a beautiful cutblock and followed by a steep climb filled with slash... glorious! We hiked west directly from the bridge and followed a small ridge not drawn on the map up to the top. We climbed over a rocky outcrop and walked to the north end where we found location 1. *Note: the MLP crew is rather sick of being chased off mountain tops because of rain/wind and thunder! We were yet again rushed off the top by mother nature which has been the trend this summer! We met 5 people on dirt bikes at the top who we chatted with for awhile. We can't decide if we would rather see people on top of mountains with dirt bikes or bears. Perhaps the consensus will be "Bears EQUAL BEST"
Weather narrative:
A storm is brewing! The clouds are moving quickly over the mountains making a clear view questionable. Heavy cumulus clouds rolling in.
Temperature:
19.2°C
Wet Bulb:
11.9°C
Wind Speed:
3.6 km/h
Gust Speed:
N/A
Relative Humidity:
63.99%
Barometric Pressure:
23.5 hPa
Photographers
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Field Note Authors:
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Hiking Party:
Mandy Annand
Ciara Sharpe
Keywords:
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