Harrison Hut route

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Landslide hazards

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 [check and see] if the road/area has been closed. This sometimes happens during very hot periods, or periods with a lot of precipitation. 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).

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.

The route

HarrisonSketch.jpg

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 (notated) google map. You may also download GPS-compatible data from the google map by clicking on the kml link. If you are into printable PDFs ours is slightly outdated... if somebody takes the time to make a new one with the new google map info above that would be great! File:Harrison access legal size.pdf

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.

Work on the Route

Work is currently being organized by Christian Veenstra, with past help from especially Ben Singleton-Polster. If you'd like to help out get in contact with them or the VOC executive. You can also read about past work on Harrison Hut access if you are interested.