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South Chilcotins 2014

June 2, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
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Gun Cr. trail is open and cleared up to Trigger Lake (thanks, Tyax Adventures), no snow at Spruce, meadows are full of Balsamroot. Warner should be soon.

Hurley FSR is still closed, so if you want the goods you'll have to drive through Lillooet or the High Line (now called the Douglas Trail, I think). Bah.

June 8, 2014, 6:26 p.m.
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Gun Cr. trail now open to Warner Lake, and in great shape. Just a skiff of ice on the lake, so the float plane should be in there in a week or so.

Hurley is getting checked out by avi-techs tomorrow, then they start grading, it should be open for next weekend.

June 11, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
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Hurley opened late Monday, road condition report with pics here: http://isurvivedthehurley.com/

June 16, 2014, 11:02 a.m.
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BTW, the Gold Bridge General Store is still on winter hours so don't count on buying anything on Sunday or holidays.

I'm not sure when they'll be changing to summer hours.

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The Hurley is still a tire killer, flatted again last night. Tore the sidewall on a E load rated almost new tire, probably less than 15,000km on it. That was coming down the Pemberton side that hasn't been graded yet.

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If you are heading out on some of the lesser used access roads around the park, allow extra travel time to clear rock fall. Make sure you have the slings, straps [HTML_REMOVED] cables required.

June 16, 2014, 9:04 p.m.
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^little fact I learned when working up there and staying at the Motel. The general store [HTML_REMOVED] Motel are owned, or possibly just staffed, by the same people, so if the store is closed it is possible to sweet talk it open with the lady (Jewel?) running the Motel.

June 17, 2014, 10:04 a.m.
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^little fact I learned when working up there and staying at the Motel. The general store [HTML_REMOVED] Motel are owned, or possibly just staffed, by the same people, so if the store is closed it is possible to sweet talk it open with the lady (Jewel?) running the Motel.

Yup, the GB hotel, restaurant, pub [HTML_REMOVED] general store are all owned by the same woman. The hotel/restaurant/pub has been for sale for years.

The gas station is gone, replaced with a card lock system. BTW, does anyone know how to get one of the cards for this system? I'm up there often enough that having one would be a good idea.

I'd heard that the tire/car repair shop was for sale a year or two ago.

June 19, 2014, 1:52 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 12, 2006

We rode Taylor to Eldorado to Lick Creek last Saturday June 14. The trails are in mint shape and should be snow free within 2 weeks or so. We cleared Lick of all but 3 very large dead-fall trees….

Blog here: http://patmulrooney.blogspot.ca/2014/06/south-chilcotin-2014-season-opener.html

June 19, 2014, 8:23 p.m.
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The gas station is gone, replaced with a card lock system. BTW, does anyone know how to get one of the cards for this system?

So far it's not functioning - the company that installed it won't say when (or even if) they're going to open it.

The bar in Bralorne has gas again, though.

June 20, 2014, 9:07 a.m.
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the riding down low is running nice at the moment.

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

June 20, 2014, 1:41 p.m.
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is that… graffiti on the roof??

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

June 20, 2014, 3:36 p.m.
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Still another week or 2 for Lick, if ya don't wanna trudge through the snow.

http://bb.nsmb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9945[HTML_REMOVED]d=1403303555

http://bb.nsmb.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9946[HTML_REMOVED]d=1403303621

June 20, 2014, 10:25 p.m.
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So far it's not functioning - the company that installed it won't say when (or even if) they're going to open it.

The bar in Bralorne has gas again, though.

LOL, I thought there was a cardlock set up running up there last year?

The pub/gas in Bralorne doesn't work for me since I use diesel. Oh well, I carry a couple of extra jerry cans now. 1 trip to Lillooet for fuel was enough.

July 4, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
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We spent Canada Day week-end in the Paradise / Relay area. The trails are 100% snow free and in amazing shape for late June….

http://patmulrooney.blogspot.ca/2014/07/another-day-in-canadian-paradise.html

July 8, 2014, 2:28 p.m.
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nice one pat. one of the best day rides around for sure.

while you were doing that we were up creek smashing shuttlecock

went for a front country ride this morning. the snow is all but gone but the rain from the weekend is holding things together nicely.

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

July 24, 2014, 2:33 p.m.
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Road closures on the Pemberton Valley Road, important if you are heading the to the South Chilcotin via the Hurley:

http://isurvivedthehurley.com/?p=1424

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