Spring Update 2016

Posted by on April 26, 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, early next to assess snow depth etc. and will be opening the Hurley  based on that assessment and staying within the budget , and of course when the avy risk is assessed as ok– it’s a bit of a balancing act.  Grading the snow free parts of the road will begin shortly. Another update will be provided soon.

Big thank you to Ken and FLNRO for the “on the bit” job they are doing this year.  It really is a pleasure to have certainty about what is happening!

The BC Forest Safety Council has issued an updated Resource Road User Safety Guide.  Two versions are out now, one for passenger vehicles and one for off road vehicles.  The new safety guides can be read on the Driving the Hurley page on this website.

Today we took a drive up the Hurley to see the conditions.  The snow starts at the 26km mark from Gold Bridge.   Some parts of the road are in bad shape, especially around Green Mt where there was winter logging.  The new logging has opened up a viewpoint and the views are stunning!  More updates will be posted as they come in.

Avalanche debris from the February slide off Green Mt

Avalanche debris from the February slide off Green Mt

Snow road at Donnelly Creek

Snow road at Donnelly Creek

New view of Green Mt

New view of Green Mt

New view of the Dickson Range

New view of Mt Penrose and the Dickson Range

Road is rough in parts

Road is rough in parts

One Response to Spring Update 2016

  1. Ben Clarke

    When we lived in Shalalth, we used to drive through there 3 or 4 times during the summer. We loved it and also went during huckle berries season.

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