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luwayo

the worst logging road approaches?

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what are they & how would you rate them?

 

i.e. don't plan to be at work on monday; need approval of authorities; prepare to be rescued; impossible...

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Harrison to Pemberton is sooo long but not so bad.

 

The worst ones are 30 year old alder with landslides.

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Anything that's recently been deactivated or is all washed out and sucky - like the Shannon Creek road or Chehalis road or American Creek. Harrison west is cruisey but its sooo long.... if that ones too easy do the Big Silver to Kookipi and out Nahatlatch.

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ummhumm. that's sucky. but worse when all you've got are the venus fly trap roots to step into.

 

okay, notwithstanding the blessed alder how about nasty in terms of what's marginal or damaging for a vehicle.

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Other than alder:

 

rockfall

treefall

crossditches

fully deactivated road prisms

landslides

washouts

broken glass

dead cows

grow ops

meth labs

locked gates

sharp rocks and other tire hazards

tank traps!

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I'll come along on Big Silver to Nahatlatch! laugh.gif Did you buy a Unimog?

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Other than alder:

 

rockfall

treefall

crossditches

fully deactivated road prisms

landslides

washouts

broken glass

dead cows

grow ops

meth labs

locked gates

sharp rocks and other tire hazards

tank traps!

 

any of those fsrs come to mind?

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I'll come along on Big Silver to Nahatlatch! laugh.gif Did you buy a Unimog?

 

no. but i wanted to join the new car owner's club for 2005. mine is a zoom zoom b4000. however, i will not be pounding the shit out of it.

 

we'll discuss off-line. anyone else?

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.....in no order:

 

1. Kwoiek Creek (Creek xing)

 

2. North Kwoiek Creek (hell)

 

3. Chehalis-Mystery Creek (washouts/large de-activation)

 

4. Paleface-Meroniuk (including Chilli Lake road potholes) (debris slides)

 

5. Charles Creek (Urq/Med) in the last two months. (washout/trees/de-activation)

 

6. Molybdenite Creek (upper reaches) (30% Mining Track/Rockfall)

 

7. East Wilson Creek-Hicks Creek FSR (see above)

 

8. Skookum Creek (unreal de-activation/washout)

 

9. Mamquam L-Line (see above)

 

10. Final Approach of Lost/Terepocki Creek (North/East Stave)

 

11. Blowdown Creek/Pass (mining track/washout)

 

12. North Joffre Creek (for alder)

 

13. North Lizzie Creek FSR (rockfall/erosion/washout/incredibly unhealthy bridge)

 

14. Slollicum Creek (creek xing/washouts)

 

15. ....and the worst of all Glacier Creek road for the groomed out sled track that ices up at about the same time you're driving down after climbing Baker.

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My downstairs neighbour is a 4x4er, he was saying they have a loop circuit set up near Bridal Falls that requires 8 hours to drive (and winch) 3 km. yellowsleep.gif I can hike it faster than that.

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don't worry. i haven't crossed over. it's only my rainy season activity this year. i just want to see how bad some of approaches are, with the help of some oversized rigs.

 

hubris, that damn list of yours has piqued my interest.

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.....in no order:

 

12. North Joffre Creek (for alder)

 

13. North Lizzie Creek FSR (rockfall/erosion/washout/incredibly unhealthy bridge)

 

14. Slollicum Creek (creek xing/washouts)

 

 

The north Joffre is so overgrown now you would need an industrial lawnmower to get through. The other forks on N Joffre are in pretty good shape, in fact there's active logging on one of them.

 

North Fork of Lizzie FSR has recently been cleared in the last year by myself and a BCMC group. - although there are still many large boulders that are tricky for a fullsize to get past, and one large landslide where one set of tires is on the slide, and the other set is right on the edge shocked.gif

 

I didn't find Slollicum too bad, either. Fun at night cantfocus.gif

 

One good one is the Owl Creek FSR. Good washouts, some exposure, large boulders and some loose rock.

 

I have a stock 1/2 ton pickup, and I'm no extreme driver by any stretch.

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"I didn't find Slollicum too bad, either. Fun at night"

 

When did you do it? Slollicum FSR was gated two years ago for active logging. CanFor have apparently re-constructed the mainline, and de-built two of the spurs trending northwest. If you did it as recently as then, the road is probably in better shape than when I did it about 5 years ago.

 

"The north Joffre is so overgrown now you would need an industrial lawnmower to get through. The other forks on N Joffre are in pretty good shape, in fact there's active logging on one of them."

 

The north fork was driveable 5 years ago (it was cleared by Ian H and Greg H), but I skied it last year and found that it had "aldered itself". This is where the active logging is taking place. The company I work for lost out on the bid 2 years ago to perform the layout mad.gif

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I did it the Sept long weekend in '04. Don't recall driving past a gate. Perhaps I have the wrong road? We used it to access Slollicum lake. It had some monster cross ditches. Did some gardening with my trailer hitch.

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Is that Hunter Creek Dru? Fred launched his Tercel through that, but it wasn't nearly that big.

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Yeah that pool can get really big. It reminds me of the one outside the Mines of Moria, with that tentacled whatsit in it....

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Yeah that pool can get really big. It reminds me of the one outside the Mines of Moria, with that tentacled whatsit in it....

 

That's "the watcher" you're thinking of.

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