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Dilly Dally loop conditions
posted by: jmccorm   email this member
Posted Monday, May 13 at 10:55 PM
Mon, May 13 at 10:55 PM
Regarding trail Dilly Dally near Coquitlam, BC


I was considering hiking the Dilly Dally loop this weekend. 2 questions:

1. Does anyone know if the trail is clear of snow?
2. Is there anywhere suitable to camp if we want to so it as an overnighter?


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Hyperboot ( Wade Parrish )  email this member
Posted Monday, May 20 at 4:03 PM
Mon, May 20 at 04:03 PM
Regarding trail Dilly Dally near Coquitlam, BC quitlam-BC-3083

I think it a safe bet you should plan on packing Snowshoes for your hike. In the higher elevations, shady areas of this hike retain snow until August. Make sure you have a good sleeping bag and shelter, overnight lows up there are still below zero. Rule of thumb, every 100 metres of gained elevation loses 1 degree celcius. If Vancouver forecasts a low of 5 degrees, 1000 metres overnight low could reach minus 5! Brrr. Play safe, have fun.

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goaroundglobe  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Jun 4 at 2:42 AM
Tue, Jun 4 at 02:42 AM
Regarding trail Dilly Dally near Coquitlam, BC quitlam-BC-3083

Not sure if you tried already but we just tried to go to Lindsay Lake and almost got lost. Way too much snow, almost impossible to find next marker. Snow starts just above 900m mark but really lots of it once you are passed El Paso junction. We got as far as lakes but lost the trail and spent 45 mins walking around looking for next marker. Finally gave up and turn back. Good thing I had trail tracking app on my iphone plus my dog picked up our footsteps back. I wouldn't recommend it at this time unless you already have this trail programmed on your gps. Here are a few pics from around lakes: h ttp:// iew=photos&userid=68&task=album&albumid=168&Itemid=73
As you can see, snow is really deep. As a matter of fact, heard on the radio this morning three hikers got rescued this weekend from this trail, had to spend the night and got picked up by helli. But if you do try, let us know how far you got! Cheers and good luck!

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LucasL  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Jul 3 at 6:33 AM
Wed, Jul 3 at 06:33 AM
Regarding trail Dilly Dally near Coquitlam, BC quitlam-BC-3083

Be careful, it is July 2 and a guy just got rescued with his dog cause he got lost on the Dilly Dally due to snow.

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BradR  email this member
Posted Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 AM
Wed, May 21 at 02:00 AM
Regarding trail Dilly Dally near Coquitlam, BC quitlam-BC-3083

I just hiked a chunk of it on Saturday.
Left overflow parking lot at 12:30 pm
Returned at 5pm.
I hiked up the halvor lund? trail to the El Paso junction and turned left.
Side hilled and followed trail northwest, following lookouts and veiw points.
Snow increased all the way to Lindsay lake.
About 3 feet of snow at the lake.lakes are snowed over but not frozen solid
Followed trail along lake chain back south to El Paso junction.
I'd leave a whole day next time to do the loop up to swan falls and back down the powerhouse road, to buntzen lake.
I had snowshoes but the snow was packed enough to walk on most places.
I did fall through into a creek hip deep in one place.
Fairly icy where the snow meets the ground .
Overall I'd give it a month to do the whole trip and allow 12 hours ( just estimating)
Be prepared to be out all night- if there's still snow, and route finding becomes a challenge.

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