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Re: Deep Freeze 2017 North of Sudbury, Ontario
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 11:26:06 AM »
I have to say that I am rather uncertain about this year's DF. There is loads of snow but we are expecting very warm temperatures for the next several days, up to 7 C with some rain. I have never camped in conditions like that. I think I might have real problems with getting a firm floor in my tent, and it is a pain to posthole through all the time. I guess I will tramp it down really well and use boughs, but I hope it doesn't turn into a slushfest. Also travel conditions are likely to be very difficult until the snow settles and firms up, which may take several days.

Anyone else have any advice for conditions like this?

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Re: Deep Freeze 2017 North of Sudbury, Ontario
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 12:25:57 PM »
We cancelled our trip in Manitoba this weekend. It is not just the above zero day time temps but the warm overnights too. Then e have rain forecast for the end of the weekend. Folk are getting a bit nervous about flooding round here.

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Re: Deep Freeze 2017 North of Sudbury, Ontario
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 12:29:26 PM »
We cancelled our trip in Manitoba this weekend. It is not just the above zero day time temps but the warm overnights too. Then e have rain forecast for the end of the weekend. Folk are getting a bit nervous about flooding round here.

I did the same with my Algonquin Interior trip this coming week.
It has been a chore getting out this year.

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Re: Deep Freeze 2017 North of Sudbury, Ontario
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 07:24:44 PM »
I would rather see the temps below freezing but I think it will work out OK . Dave went in today and said he was able to walk in on our packed trail from Monday without his snow shoes . They are calling for below freezing temps the next 3 nights so it may work out alright . Will see most of you Tomorrow . scouter Joe