July 20 Update

Thanks to Chuck for the latest Hurley update.
Came down the Hurley last evening via the E Hurley and the word for the day is ROUGH!  The E Hurley was rougher than last month and could use a grading. The main Hurley from the steel bridge (including the summit) is better that the E Hurley and also a little better than last month before the grading took place (no more big pot holes at the summit). The big hill on the Pemberton side is rougher than before and the switch backs are terrible! The Lillooet FSR is the only bright section. Looking forward to the eventual work and if waiting results in it remaining in place for longer, I’m all for that.

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Fire Update #2

The Sessel Mountain fire is flaring up tonight. Thanks to Reg from Backcountry Snowcats for the photo.

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Sessel Mountain Fire July 10. Photo by Reg Milne
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Maintenance Update

Great to see the Goat Mountain Produce Stand is open! They have brand new potatoes, beets, zucchinis & greens available. This is the 12th year the family run stand has been open. Bring cash and stock up on Pemberton farm fresh veggies!

Thanks to Sal Demare for the latest Hurley maintenance update from BJ Moore, District Engineering Officer, Cascades Natural Resource District.

We will be putting the crush down most likely later in the summer or early fall. Trying to do so now would mean traffic control, massive delays in works due to traffic volume, and an excessive amount of water needed due to the dry conditions. After talking to multiple contractors this appears to be the best option as we want to get the most bang for our buck and also not have it wasted over the side due to not packing in properly. I know that is rough to hear as some sections really need the attention, but with the approval coming so late in the year we are having some timelines dictated to us.

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Goat Mt Produce Stand
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Hurley Fire Update

Thanks to Marty M for the update on the fire: I was coming over the Hurley on Monday and got a good drone shot of the fire burning past Donnely Creek to Lone Goat. Talked to the fire crew from Lillooet. It’s a remote fire, they are setting up defense points in creeks along the way if the fire breaks out. Click here for info on the fire from BC Wildfire Service.

The new Hurley mesh trucker hats have arrived in 4 colours. Black/Grey, Pink/Grey, Green/White and Orange/Grey. Order yours today! Unfortunately due to the high cost of shipping, these hats are for sale online but with a pick up in Gold Bridge.

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Drone shot of the Sessel Mountain fire by Marty M
New Hurley hats in stock!
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June 28 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update: Today’s trip was 1.5hrs from Gun Lake to downtown Pemberton. The road has been graded Gold Bridge side to the summit and the Pemberton side has started. Lillooet FSR was just graded.

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Grader on the Hurley
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Maintenance Update

Thanks to Sal DeMare for passing on this great news from BJ Moore, District Engineering Officer for Cascades Natural Resource District.

We have received $80,000 for the hauling/placing of the crush on the Hurley. I’m working with my counterpart on moving this forward this summer. We are also looking at creating parking spaces at the two popular trailheads. Things are looking up and I look forward to seeing both these projects move ahead this summer. 

Bridge River Valley Mechanical Contracting will start grading the Hurley on Tuesday and work will last about 2 weeks and grading will be completed by the long weekend.

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June 2 Update

Thanks to Chuck for the latest update.

Came down the Hurley this morning (June 2) from Bralorne via the E Hurley. 

The East Hurley is rougher than usually due to the logging that’s taking place along it, but the sight lines have improved due to the same clearing trees and brush along the way. Once you get to the main Hurley by the steel bridge, the drive improves heading out (for the most part) across the middle portion with the exception of pot holes and wash boards from time to time. 

Things start getting rougher near the summit with a couple of large pot holes and ruts as reported earlier. The big hill going down is a littler rougher than last time I travel the Hurley but better than the summit area. The worst part (as usual) seems to be the switch backs below the big hill. Its pretty rough with lots of exposed rock and washboards. It could really do with some work in this area at least. 

The Lillooet FSR is the best section of the entire portion that I traveled.

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May 24 update

Thanks to Debbie for the latest update: Nothing notable on the Hurley to take a picture , it is dry and in pretty good shape for the Hurley. BUT there are two pretty big holes to watch out for near the summit on the Gold Bridge side.

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First Driver Update

Thanks to Leah for the first update and photos of the season! The section at the top of the Pemberton switchbacks is rocky and like a dried up river bed but after the summit it’s smooth driving all the way to Gold Bridge.

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Hurley Summit May 17 – Photo Leah Daling
Smooth descent to Gold Bridge
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Hurley is open!

Just got the update from Sal DeMare and Scott Holden and the road is open. Thanks to Bridge River Valley Mechanical Contracting for getting it done so fast this year!

Single lane with pullouts.
Do not recommend trailers at this time.
Be prepared to back up if you meet another vehicle.

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The Hurley is open!
Hurley May 16 open – Photo by Scott Holden
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Opening Update Photos

Sal DeMare sent in some photos today of the progress. Please do not go up for a look or try to drive the road until the opening post has been made. As soon as the road is open we will make the post and it is expected to be open in time for the long weekend.

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Opening Update #2

We received an update from Sal DeMare today. BRV Mechanical has the contract to plow the snow. Scott said they had to fix a washout at Donnelly creek first so starts plowing today. What the avi tech said from what he saw from the air was around a meter of snow at the summit so should go quick.

Snow removal photo from 2016
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Opening Update #1

Its the time of year when all of us want to know when the Hurley is going to be open.

Dir. Sal DeMare was in touch today (May 3) with ministry officials to find out the status of the snow clearing beginning.

According to Ministry officials, the avalanche tech advises that as of late last week (April 27/28) the chutes on Green Mtn. were still full and posted a threat to the Hurley FSR. But he also said that he though that with last weekend’s weather that maybe as soon as Wednesday (May 3) it may release and clean themselves out. He is flying again Friday to check to see if there is still a threat of if it has passed.

Ministry officials also advise that the Ministry is poised ready to go with their contractor and will wait to see what the recent reports are of how much is still at the summit. They advise that this will tell them when they can start plowing to meet the opening objective.

More to come this Friday or Monday. Thanks to the Ministry and Dir. DeMare for working to keep us in the loop.

Photo taken today by Sal DeMare. Between Hope & Donnely Creeks
Green Mt Snow Pillow chart showing this years snow pack is below average
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Hurley Closed for the Winter

After hearing several reports of deep snow and sledders on the road it’s time to call the Hurley closed to vehicle traffic and open to snowmobiles. Access to the Bridge River Valley is via Lillooet and Road 40 until next summer.

Have a great winter and always check the Avalanche forecast before heading out to play in the snow!

Hurley Summit on Saturday 26th – photo from Mitch Gillespie
The Hurley is closed to vehicle traffic and open to snowmobiles
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Nov 22 Update

Thanks to Stu Salter for the latest update from Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain in Pemberton and icy roads from valley to around the Tenquille Branch where it turned to snow. 6-8″ of new snow at the summit.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, 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.

Hurley Summit Nov 22 – Stu Salter
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