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#REDIRECT [[Harrison Hut Trail]]
==Updates==
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Please indicate your intent to use the Harrison hut on the [http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/VOC_Hut_Registration Hut Registration page]
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===Official Update===
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:[[User:Ghill031|GeorgeHill]] ([[User talk:Ghill031|talk]]) 13:22, 6 June 2017 (PDT): The bridge over Barr creek has been damaged. It's passable, but it's going to need some work. It looks as if Barr creek may have flooded at some point, lifted up a tree and then flung the tree into the bridge. One segment is bent downward, while the railing is pretty mangled. The other segment is damaged as well, though much less severe. There are at least 2 dozen trees down over the trail between the Meager Hot Springs turn off, and the hut. Some of them are quite large, so a chain saw will be needed. The hut is all good, and has recently been stocked with rounds of wood.
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:[[User:Ghill031|GeorgeHill]] ([[User talk:Ghill031|talk]]) 12:10, 21 June 2016 (PDT): Trail is OPEN. Use EXTREME CAUTION on 4wd Spur. See Official Post here: [[Harrison Hut 2016 Summer Update]]
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====User Updates====
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:''Post an Update!''
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====Archived Updates====
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:[[User:Cskaien|Cskaien]] 17:06, 1 June 2016 (PDT):For the summer of 2016, please note there is logging on the trail from June 1st-October 1st, 2016 which means the trail is CLOSED during this time until we have further details about whether there could be access outside of operating hours or on weekends. Exercise caution if you are planning to go into the area, respect the trail closure and please be cognizant of the industrial activity on the road and in the forest.
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==Landslide hazards==
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The Meager Group is one of the most geologically active areas in Canada and is responsible for periodic landslides including, in 2010, one of the largest in Canadian recorded history. So, before heading up to the hut, you may wish to [[http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm check and see]] if the road/area has been closed. This sometimes happens during very hot periods, or periods with a lot of precipitation. You can read about some of the information the government uses to make this decision in [[Media:VolcanicLandslideRiskManagement.pdf | this document]]. Our trail is accessed via the '''Lillooet South FSR''' and stays on the stable side of the valley, it is therefor less exposed to geological hazard than other nearby areas. The '''Upper Lillooet / Meager Creek FSR''' road information may also be of interest to you, especially if you were considering visiting other places in the Meager Creek valley that are more exposed to landslide hazards (for example, the hotsprings).
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Pika Creek (which the trail crosses) is also subject to periodic small rockslides. That's why there's no bridge. Obviously, do not camp in this area.
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==Driving directions==
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Driving directions to the Harrison trailhead:
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Start driving on Pemberton Meadows Rd.
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@ km 9 from the Hurley FSR turn-off, there is a sign that says "Lillooet South FSR" and another "End of public road".
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Reset odometer.
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| width="100pt" |  km 3.4    ||    Bridge
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|  km 8.9    ||  Go right   
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|  km 10.6    || Bridge
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|  km 18.6    || Bridge (NB: there is a sign that says km 18 just after the bridge)
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|  km 18.9    || Go Left
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|  km 19.3    || Spidery creek
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|  km 23.3    || Bridge
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|  km 23.7    || Go left (2wd vehicles park here, it is too steep and loose after this point)
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|  km 26    || Go right
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|  km 28    || Go right
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|  km 29    || Go left
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|  km 29.1    || Go left
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|  km 29.6    || Trailhead
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==The route==
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[[File:HarrisonSketch.jpg]]
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Above is a sketch of the route, as appears on the trailhead signs. The most up-to-date information on the route can be found on this [https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=204787356417747473839.0004e0f9957b37205884c&msa=0&ll=50.540599,-123.428478&spn=0.06884,0.15604 (notated) google map]. You may also download GPS-compatible data from the google map by clicking on the kml link. You can also download this [[Media:2014-05-JHHut.gpx | GPX file]]. If you are into [[Media:Harrison_access_legal_size.pdf | printable PDFs]] ours is slightly outdated (in particular the trail between the end of the second road and Pika Creek is totally wrong)... if somebody takes the time to make a new one with the new google map info above that would be great!
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As of mid 2014 hiking season the route is continuous, but it is not yet complete as a trail. Footbed work continues in various areas. But it's brushed out, most of the worst sidehills have a good footbed, Barr Creek has a bridge, and there are sufficient markers that you should have no problem finding the way if you're careful.
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'''For the summer of 2016, please note there is logging on the trail from June 1st-October 1st, 2016 which means the trail is CLOSED during this time until we have further details about whether there could be access outside of operating hours or on weekends. Exercise caution if you are planning to go into the area, respect the trail closure and please be cognizant of the industrial activity on the road and in the forest.'''
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==Work on the Route==
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Work is currently being organized by [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=2104 Christian Veenstra], with past help from especially [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=1439 Ben Singleton-Polster]. If you'd like to help out get in contact with them or the [http://www.ubc-voc.com/contact-us VOC executive]. You can also read about [[past work on Harrison Hut access]] if you are interested.
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[[Category:Harrison Hut]]
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Latest revision as of 00:02, 14 August 2017