Missing Person Report

There is a missing person who may be on the Hurley or surrounding FSR’s. Nile Sinnes is driving a 2004 brownish gold Ford 150 with a plywood tail gate and license plate KW 4277. Please contact Squamish RCMP if you see Nile or his vehicle 604-892-6100.

Hurley has been graded in the middle.  Lower switchbacks and Gwenyth Lake to Gold Bridge still waiting to be done. The grader is still up there working. Watch for rocks turned up by grading which can cause flat tires. See if you can spot the Larch trees on the west side of Hurley. Larch is a conifer that is deciduous and loses its needles.  There are not a lot of them and they were specially planted as second growth. They look beautiful in the fall when they turn golden. Thanks to Debbie Demare for the update and Larch photo.  Have a safe drive!
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Larch Tree on the Hurley growing its needles for the summer

Larch Tree on the Hurley growing its needles for the summer

 

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Grading Update

The grader will be starting work on the Hurley on Tuesday. Work will start on the Gold Bridge side at 3.5km and will go towards the Pemberton side. Watch out for the grader working signs for the location of the grader and please drive with caution around the grader and give the operator space to work safely.

Enter the contest to win a Bridge River Valley gift bag full of I Survived The Hurley and Ravenwood Healing Arts products. Submit one photo from your “first trip of the season” across the Hurley. To enter, email your best photo to: info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Entries accepted until July 15th. Show your love of the Hurley and support maintenance of this website by purchasing items from the Hurley store

Grading the Hurley

Grading the Hurley

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Active Logging on the Hurley

Aspen Planers will be commencing log hauling on the Bridge River Main and then down the Hurley FSR to the bridge and onto Rd. 40 starting almost immediately.

This will continue to approximately one month (mid-July).  You may see loaded and unloaded logging trucks pretty much anytime during the day starting early through to late afternoon.

Recreationalists and vehicles should be very cautious on the Bridge River Main FSR. Extreme caution and careful slow driving on the hill coming down into Gold Bridge or going up on the Hurley River FSR is strongly advised.

The Avalanche team has reported all the snow has nearly gone from the Avalanche paths on the Hurley and East Hurley and sent in a great aerial photo of the East Hurley taken this week.

Enter the contest to win a Bridge River Valley gift bag full of I Survived The Hurley and Ravenwood Healing Arts products. Submit one photo from your “first trip of the season” across the Hurley. To enter, email your best photo to: info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Entries accepted until July 15th. Show your love of the Hurley and support maintenance of this website by purchasing items from the Hurley store

 

Dust cloud from logging truck

Watch for dust clouds!

East Hurley avalanche paths

East Hurley avalanche path

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Lillooet River FSR Upgrades

Good news about some upcoming maintenance.  The section of paved road from the Pemberton Meadows Road to the Lillooet River Bridge that is covered in large pot holes will be repaved in the upcoming weeks. Any road closures for the re-paving will be posted as we hear about them. Please drive slow past the workers and give them some space. This is the section where the Goat Mountain Produce Stand is located. We still haven’t heard if the produce stand will be open this year but we are hoping it will be!

Produce stand at the start of the Hurley

Produce stand on the Pemberton side of  the Hurley

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Road Closure Saturday June 3rd

The Hurley will be closed from 11am to noon on Saturday June 3rd around the 17km bridge for road work.  Please drive slow through the construction area before and after the closure. The road is muddy and rough and will be graded soon. The East Hurley is also open. Take your time and enjoy the drive!

Enter the contest to win a Bridge River Valley gift bag full of I Survived The Hurley and Ravenwood Healing Arts products. Submit one photo from your “first trip of the season” across the Hurley. To enter, email your best photo to: info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Entries accepted until July 15th.

Hurley 30 May 2017

Hurley Summit 30 May 2017

 

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Hurley is open!

Snow clearing on the Hurley was completed this afternoon. Streams are running high up there and there is also still the potential for Green Mountain avalanche to come down so there is no stopping between 9 km and 13 km on the Gold Bridge side. Expect muddy and icy patches and watch out for oncoming vehicles in the tight spots.  Thanks to Tom Illidge for getting it done!

Enter the contest to win a Bridge River Valley gift bag full of I Survived The Hurley and Ravenwood Healing Arts products. Submit one photo from your “first trip of the season” across the Hurley. To enter, email your best photo to: info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Entries accepted until July 15th.

Hurley snow clearing is complete!

Hurley snow clearing is complete!

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Hurley Opening Update 4

Tom is out to around 34 km from Gold Bridge. He’s into the deep and hard snow now. We are expecting the road will be opened early next week sometime. Thanks to machine operator Tom Illidge for the update and photos of his work day yesterday. More updates will be posted as they come in.

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Tom clearing the snow

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Snowbanks on the Hurley

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Tom’s huge cat looks small behind the big snowbanks!

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Hurley Opening Update 3

Winter is holding on at the Hurley summit and there is still 5.5 feet of snow up there!  Snow removal will start on Thursday from the Gold Bridge side and we expect the road to be open sometime the week of May 29th. Another update will be made when the actual date of opening is known.

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Tom Illidge clearing the Hurley in 2016

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Hurley Opening Update 2

UPDATE Friday 19th – The deck replacement work on the steel bridge has been completed. There are reports that someone on a side by side got stuck in the snow and had to leave their vehicle on the Pemberton side. The temps are warming up and the snow is rotten and deep so please do not attempt to drive the Hurley because you will get stuck!

The long cold spring is taking its toll on plans to open the Hurley FSR by May long weekend.

FLNRO officials have made every effort to assess and be ready to go, however the amount of snow, the very slow snow melt  and the sustained avalanche risk under Green Mt are delaying the start of snow clearing.

The Hurley FSR snow amounts will be assessed again on Wednesday, May 17.  The plan is currently to begin snow clearing on Tuesday, May 23 with a likely opening sometime in the week of May 29. Updates will be posted as they come in.

This remains subject to the avalanche risk in the Green Mountain paths.  The weather is predicted to warm up a lot this coming weekend and this may bring the release of the majority of the snow pack still sitting up there.

The steel bridge deck replacement is now slated to begin on Wednesday, May 17.

There are two alternate routes into the Bridge River Valley - Road 40 from Lillooet and the Highline Road from D’arcy. Both offer spectacular scenery.  For a more adventurous drive in a 4wd vehicle, the Highline climbs up and above Anderson Lake with narrow, windy sections. Watch for oncoming traffic and wildlife, take your time and enjoy the drive!

View from the Highline Road

View from the Highline Road looking at Anderson Lake and Seton Portage

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Hurley Opening update

Rain is expected on the Hurley Thurs/Friday and the FLNRO avy technician analysis is if the Green Mtn avy path’s don’t come down then,  the risk is about the same as driving on the Duffy  i.e. lower. They feel that crews doing road work can travel in and out at that point more safely. The plan is to replace the steel bridge deck next Tuesday to Friday.

On Saturday there will be another assessment of snow depths on Hurley steel bridge to Pembie side and then determination will be made if clearing will start.  Next update likely Sunday and frequently as possible after that.

Thanks to FLNRO for the update and the photo.

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Hurley Spring Update

Lots of people are asking if the Hurley is passable with a truck and the answer is no not yet!  We are expecting an opening update later this week after the avalanche conditions have been assessed. Most of the Green Mountain slide paths did not slide naturally and the avalanche danger is rated at considerable to high which is preventing any work being done until after the assessment. Other parts of the Hurley are currently being assessed. The snowpack this year is more in the normal range and as of Saturday there was 9 feet at the summit and 75 inches on the 2km of road each side of the summit.

Thanks to Ray Mason from Totally Awesome Adventures  for this update and photo below.  Ray says “Yesterday I went by there and it is about a foot lower than the photo. Trail is in good shape if anyone wants to head up Face. Unloading sleds on the Pemberton side about 1Km above the Tenquille steel bridge.” 

Early May Hurley Summit conditions

Early May Hurley summit conditions. Photo by Ray Mason

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Hurley Closed for the Winter

Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for this update. Snow is deep on the road and it is closed to trucks for the season and snowmobile traffic has started. The big rock is still on the road and will be hard to see in some conditions once it is covered in snow. Sledders watch out for the rock, it takes up half the road and is as tall as a truck! The rock is on the road near 29km. Right where the river is gouging the road just S of the Donnelly bridge.

Heavy snow fell to the valley bottom this week.  The only access to the Bridge River Valley is Road 40 via Lillooet. The Highline Road is closed for bridge repair from December to February. Always check Drive BC for the latest road conditions before driving Road 40.

If you have a winter Hurley update to share email info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Have a great winter and always check the Avalanche conditions before heading out! Check out the SheShreds.ca site for the Sea to Sky snowmobile ride report.

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Snow Update Nov 20

As of 1:15pm Sunday Nov 20  the big rock is still on the road. The summit has 25-30 cm and was 0 deg at 1:30. Road is very passable. Snow from Goldbridge to halfway down to Tenquile turnoff. Thanks to Randy Perazzo for the update and photos!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

Order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, beer cozies and mini-flashlights on green or blue lanyards.   Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise. Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley Summit Nov 20

Hurley Summit Nov 20

Watch out for the rock!

Watch out for the rock!

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Snow Update Nov 18

Hurley summit Friday Nov 18 2.30pm. The temp was -3.  About 15cm of snow on the sides.  The big rock is still on the road and the road is a bit icy in that area. Thanks to Randy Perazzo for the update and photo.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

Order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, beer cozies and mini-flashlights on green or blue lanyards.   Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise. Thank you for your updates and support!

 

Summit Nov 18

Summit Nov 18

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Snow Update Nov 14

Nov 15 – Light snow to the valley bottom and 15cm  snow up on the Hurley. -2c at 1pm today. Thanks to Mark for the photo.

Nov 14 – The big rock is still on the road. It was supposed to be moved last week by one of the logging companies but it hasn’t been as of yet. Thanks to Lyn for the update & photo!

Temps have cooled down a bit and snow has returned to the summit of the Hurley. 6 inches this morning and by the afternoon was down to dirt in the tracks. Thanks to Squamish Lillooet Regional Director Debbie Demare for the update and photo.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

Order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, beer cozies and mini-flashlights on green or blue lanyards.   Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise. Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley at 2pm Tuesday Nov 15

Hurley at 2pm Tuesday Nov 15

New snow on the Hurley Nov 14

New snow on the Hurley Nov 14

Watch out for the rock!

Watch out for the rock!

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