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History from the Hurley River

We love finding out about history of the Bridge River Valley and this historic photo that was donated to the Museum is of an old bridge over the Hurley River. The Bralorne Pioneer Museum is an amazing small museum that tells the history of our area.  This is a wonderful example of the collections that … Continue reading »

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Road Maintenance Update

We received the following Hurley update from Sal Demare, SLRD Area A Director. I have been corresponding with the Ministry Representative that is responsible for Forest Service Roads in our area this fall and winter. As everyone is aware there was funding secured for ditching and brushing the road and also to find road bed … Continue reading »

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Winter Logging

Update Nov 24: All of the cutblocks currently planned are up the Hope Creek FSR.  Currently road building is occurring and some bunching of those trees will also be happening. The licence is in the process of selling from Interwest Timber to Fushion Timber.  Fushion is a company out of Kamloops that works closely with … Continue reading »

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Hurley Closed

We are calling the Hurley closed for the winter season. The valley received an additional 10cm plus last night and 20cm is forecast for tomorrow. It’s that time of the year and the snow on the Hurley has reached the point where it is too deep for vehicles. Around the Face Mt area, which is … Continue reading »

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Nov 14 Update

14-16″ snow at the summit. Slippery on the Pemberton side. Lots of snowmobile traffic up there today. The Conservation Officers were pulling vehicles over and checking on hunters which is good to hear. This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates … Continue reading »

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Nov 13 Update

Thanks to Kerry Chalmers for the latest Hurley update and photo. Came over between 1-3 pm today.  A good number of tracks.  More snow on the Pemberton side and a little more slippery, and just over a good foot at the summit.  Less snow on the Bralorne side but colder.  With 4WD and good snow … Continue reading »

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Nov 12 Update

Thanks to Toby Salin for the latest photo and update. Photo from the summit today. Still all clear for 4X4 without chains. Light snow is starting to fall in the valley this afternoon so expect more snow to fall up on the Hurley. This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. … Continue reading »

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Nov 9 Update

Nov 10 Update: Had a crew go across today. Some snow, 10-15cm at the summit. 4×4 w. winter tires no issue. Did not need to chain up.Trevor Burton[McElhanney] Thanks to Roger Stacey for the latest Hurley update and photo. Hurley Update November 9 at 12 Noon. Road decent from Gold Bridge to Hope Creek then … Continue reading »

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Nov 3 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the construction update and Pat Mulrooney for the snow update. Here’s a quick update from yesterday. I drove over from Gold Bridge to Pemberton yesterday Nov 3 at 2:00pm. Extremely wet and muddy at the sections where the machines are resurfacing. Four wheel drive needed in a couple spots. Overnight … Continue reading »

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Hurley Update Nov 1st

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update and photo. Road is wet, muddy and rough throughout. Also thanks to Adam for sharing his story of surviving the Hurley! Thought I would share a picture of what happened to my car in July, I guess my lug nuts weren’t as tight as I thought they … Continue reading »

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Oct 23 Update

Another update in from Saturday evening. Thanks for the update Christine! Just got home to Pemberton this evening (Saturday Oct. 24) from Gun Lake.  Hurley was plowed with compact snow and some bare spots from Goldbridge side, changing to compact well driven snow up to just before Tenquille/Br.12 turn off.  Then bare.  Lots of pot … Continue reading »

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October 19 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest Hurley update with a photo at the summit and the road upgrades. There was a dump truck, excavator, grader and roller working on the Pemberton switchback area and ditching continues on the Gold Bridge side. The rest of the road was rough with washboard and potholes. If you … Continue reading »

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Oct 15 Update

Thanks to Kirsty for the latest update and photo. Thursday 6pm starting to snow at the summit. Foggy on the Pemberton side. If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow … Continue reading »

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Snow on the Hurley

Reports coming in from today of close to a foot of snow at the summit and lots of traffic. If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential … Continue reading »

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SLRD Area A Director Update

SLRD Area A Director – Sal DeMare Road Bed Material Funding At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meetings we meet with the Cascades Forest District Manager and Ministry Staff from Victoria. They said that there was limited budget for FSR road maintenance and that they prioritize roads that the public uses that have communities … Continue reading »

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