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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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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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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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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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Snow Update 2

The Hurley pass is covered in snow for about 5kms at the top.  Snow is 12 inches deep at the pullout at the top of the pass.  The road has seen lots of traffic this weekend and there is a one way track through the snow which is probably icy in the mornings and evenings.  … Continue reading »

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Snow on the Hurley

Update Nov 8:   Reports in of 6 to 8 inches of new snow on the Hurley.  Check back for another post with photos tonight! Snow on the summit of the Hurley today!  It’s  muddy and slippery in spots.  The road is in pretty good shape but it’s starting to get mud ruts in the new … Continue reading »

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Road Surfacing Completed

UPDATE from Thursday:  The road surfacing project has been completed for this year! The summit area has been done to about 1-2km past the summit going north.  Today, Tuesday they were working on surfacing the upper switchbacks.   Road closures are possible from 8am to 6pm with openings every 2 hours.  Thanks to SLRD Director Debbie … Continue reading »

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Road re-surfacing project

The grading has been completed and the road is back to being in overall good shape.  Please use 4×4 when climbing the hills to prevent washboards!  After a grading is when the flat tires usually happen so make sure you are equipped with a spare tire and a plug kit with all the accessories and  … Continue reading »

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Lillooet River Rising

UPDATE:  8.30am Monday – Reports coming in that the water levels have dropped and there is no more water on the road!  The road is in extremely rough shape.  Drive slow and take your time. Thanks to Doug Oswald for making the drive over early this morning for the latest report! The East Hurley Road has … Continue reading »

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