Dec 3 Update

Posted by on December 3, 2017

The Hurley is getting lots of different types of traffic as you can see from the latest driver update below.  The road is plowed narrow so please drive slow and stay on your side of the road. If you have a radio they are using Resource Road Channel 19. It is illegal to snowmobile on a plowed FSR road. We are also looking for some feedback on the mudslide repair, is it adequate or do drivers think it will need more repairs etc. Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, 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.

Dec 6 Update: -14c at the summit. Grader still working and snow road is in great shape. Pullouts cleared where possible. Late afternoon/evening is the best time for travel with no logging trucks.

Dec 3 Update: Thanks Heather for the latest Hurley update and photos.  Cruised over the Hurley today -late this afternoon. Lots of exciting activity. There were Christmas tree hunters, sleds, trucks, helicopters, hunters, side by sides, logging trucks, ski tourers, and Sunday cruisers. Friends all over the place. Logging guys waved me down and asked me to be careful because lots trucks and sledders were driving all over the road at high speeds and he seemed concerned about someone getting hurt if it keeps up like that so keep it slow -they are still working doing seeding with trucks and helicopters, respect them, they are reason we even have that awesome road to begin with, other places in BC have gates on their logging roads – none of us want that here.  Road was snowy but packed enough to drive over no problem in my good old Dakota with Duratrac’s. Easy peasy. Caught a sweet sunset on the Gold Bridge side of the Hurley. Enjoy the travels this week, pretty awesome to drive the Hurley Dec 3. I sure like it. ? HR

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Summit Dec 3 - Photo: Michael McCue

Hurley summit around noon on Dec 3 Temp -10c .  Photo: Michael McCue

Hurley Summit Dec 3 - Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Summit Dec 3 – Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Sunset Dec 3 - Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Sunset Dec 3 – Photo: Heather Roberts

4 Responses to Dec 3 Update

  1. Doug Oswald

    Road is in better shape then in summer

  2. Chuck

    Any word on the need for High clearance in the slide section? The Pics from Nov 28th look much better than when I was last there on the Nov 25th.

    Also technically this was a debris flow, and not a mud slide – but folks can call it what they want.

  3. admin

    That is correct and thanks for pointing that out Thomas! No sleds are permitted on the Hurley while it’s still open to vehicles

  4. Thomas

    (3) A person must not operate a snowmobile on a forest service road if it appears that the road has been snowplowed, or that the road is otherwise fit for travel by motor vehicles other than snowmobiles.

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