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Ironman Road Closure Sunday

Sunday is the Whistler Ironman event and the Pemberton Meadows Road will be closed which will effect access to the Hurley.  See the chart below for the road closure times.  Expect delays and closures on Hwy 99 in Whistler and Pemberton Meadows Rd  from 7am and 4.30pm. More information about Whistler roads can be seen … Continue reading »

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East Hurley Grading Update

The complete East Hurley from the steel bridge to Bralorne has been graded in the last week. Overall it is in considerably better condition than it has been for several years. The first four kms from the steel bridge turn off are in really good shape as the rocks turned up by the grading  have … Continue reading »

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East Hurley Maintenance

The 4km’s of the East Hurley from the steel bridge end are currently being graded by a logging operation in preparations for logging and are very good shape. The remaining section of the E. Hurley will have grading commencing today. There is a community committee working on the issues with the E. Hurley and they … Continue reading »

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Unsafe speeds on the Hurley

This week the grader operator had a couple of close calls with vehicles driving too fast on the Hurley.  If this keeps up, they may have to hire flag persons to control the sections of road that are being worked on.  This will mean less funds will be available for grading.  They don’t want to … Continue reading »

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First reports for 2016

The first driver reports of the Hurley are in! Thanks to Albert Bush from Valley Chainsaw in Pemberton for the update and photos!  Al went for a Hurley adventure last night in his Commander with his dog Stihl and friend Morgan on his dirt bike.  Snow levels at the summit are very low for this … Continue reading »

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Hurley is Open for 2016!

The Hurley is open for the 2016 season!  Thanks to FLNRO for hiring local contractor Tom Illidge to get it done way before the long weekend. Tom did a great job as usual.  Road conditions may be muddy and bumpy until the road dries out and is graded.  Drive safe and enjoy your adventure over … Continue reading »

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Snow Removal Update

The Hurley has been cleared for takeoff!  The Avalanche Technician go ahead has been given to start snow removal. The snow pack , while slightly above normal years in total, is a full 2-3 weeks ahead of normal in melting.  In the graph below, you will see we are already down to mid-May levels. Spring … Continue reading »

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Spring Update 2016

Good news about the Hurley opening!  Ken Conway-Brown, FLNRO Cascade Forest District roads technician was out to Gold Bridge yesterday.  A tender contract has been signed with local contractor Tom Illidge to open the Hurley. FLNRO is still waiting for avy clearance from the MOTi avalanche technicians.  Tom will be going out later this week, … Continue reading »

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Green Mt Avalanche

An avalanche has recently come down on the Hurley off Green Mt and covers the road.  This is between the East Hurley split and Gold Bridge.   There is a route through the debris.  The Bridge River Valley Snowmobile Club groomed the East Hurley yesterday from the steel bridge all the way up to the … Continue reading »

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Hurley Hazzards

A special Avalanche Warning  has been issued for most of the BC mountains and includes the Hurley area at least until Monday Jan 25th when the new bulletin comes out.  Always check www.Avalanche.ca before heading out on the Hurley and always look up and don’t stop in slide paths! Sledders heading to Bralorne should also … Continue reading »

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Green Mt Winter Logging

Aspen Planers will be harvesting in the Hurley/Green Mountain/Gwyneth Lake area starting January 15 and going to break up in March, recommencing in May and completing in June. They will be harvesting 4 Cut Blocks and there will be about 10 loads a day hauling out of there.  The Tan with Red outline are the … Continue reading »

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Winter Update

Thanks to Ray Mason from Totally Awesome Adventures for the latest update. As late as last week there were reports of trucks attempting to cross the Hurley and getting very badly stuck. The road is very definitely closed officially and unofficially to vehicle traffic but it is in great shape for sledding.  The FSR sign … Continue reading »

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Snow Update 5

Snow fell to the valley bottom last night and the Hurley is probably getting pretty deep up there now.   Reports in of some prepared & experienced drivers still making it over yesterday! The alternate route into the Bridge River Valley was  closed today due to a rock slide  but DriveBC.ca is reporting the road has re-opened … Continue reading »

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Snow Update 4

Reports in after the storm last night that conditions were deep and icy and several trucks were stuck and the snow cat couldn’t get by!   More snow is in the forecast.  It’s that time of the year to start driving through Lillooet to get to the Bridge River Valley.   It’s longer but it’s a … Continue reading »

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Snow Update 3

No reports yet on what condition the Hurley is in after the storm yesterday.  From what we can see through the clouds today, it looks like the freezing level did rise and icy conditions are possible. If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds … Continue reading »

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