Winter Update

Posted by on December 23, 2015

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 at the pass is showing only the top foot of the sign so there is currently approximately 5 feet at the summit on the road and approximately 6.5 feet (2 m) in the alpine.

This is a really awesome post about the current conditions for sledding in the area by Julie Ann Chapman -She Shreds Mountain Adventures

Check Avalanche conditions before heading out

Thanks to Ken Conway Brown at the Cascades Forest District the statistics are in for the mid-May to mid-October traffic (both ways) averaging 91 vehicles a day.  Two heavy days were on the May long weekend with 270 trips on one day and the September long weekend with 400 trips on one of the days.

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Photo at the Hurley summit by Ray Mason

One Response to Winter Update

  1. Miles Steininger

    “Thanks to Ken Conway Brown at the Cascades Forest District the statistics are in for the mid-May to mid-October traffic (both ways) averaging 91 vehicles a day. ” Interesting. There is a 2002 report from Urban Systems that includes a table with average vehicles per day for 1993 as 16 and for 1999 as 144. The former comes from MOT and the latter from Bridge River Economic Development Society. The report notes this 6 year increase was 900%. I note that is annual growth rate of 44%. The report includes the understatement “ traffic data suggests the road is of increasing importance to both visitors and residents of the region”.

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