VOC trips are organized by members like yourself, not professional guides. The trips go into wilderness areas where assistance is unavailable and unexpected events can occur. You could be seriously injured or die. You are responsible for your own actions. Please use caution.
[workhike] Harrison Hut Trail Bridge Install · Fri. Sep. 15th - Sun. Sep. 17th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
- Details Page: Where you can see brief trip details (publicly viewable).
- This trip does not have an associated Wiki Page.
- Message Board Thread: Discuss this trip with other members here.
- Signup Page: Where you can signup, bail, edit participation entries, see/email members on the trip, etc.
- Drivers Page: Where you can arrange rides, get pickup directions and email by car.
- Wikitext Page: From where you can cut and paste information formatted for the wiki.
- Printable List Page: Which generates a printable list of participants.
- Edit Page: Where the trip organizer can edit the entry for this trip.
- Mark Going Page: Where the trip organizer can sign members up as "actually going".
- Modify Signups: Where the trip organizer can change signup classes.
Start: Friday, Sep. 15th, 12:00 pm
End: Sunday, Sep. 17th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 12th, 5:15 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
Just this past summer, a trip up to Harrison Hut revealed that the Barr Creek Bridge so diligently installed previously by Jeff Mottershed had been destroyed over the winter. Fortunatley for us, the VOC successfully applied for an MEC Access and Activity Grant of $6,750.00 to help us accomplish work to repair the door and floor to the Hut already and had made plans to schedule a Helicopter already. Any overhead will come from the Hut's budget - this includes travel expenses (even if Modo's are required)
- September 21-25 Trip
- Project Breakdown (MEC Access and Activity Grant Application)
- MEC Access and Activity Grant Agreement.
- Harrison Hut Steel Door RBS Quote 2017
- Harrison Hut Management Plan
- Harrison Hut Dimensions
- Solar Lighting Details
- my VOC wiki page
- Transport all materials for the Helicopter up to 19km on the Lillooet South FSR (Loading, Driving then Unloading the Truck)
- Fly materials up to the bridge site and hut.
- Fly out various things that should not be up there: dead heater, scrap metal, spare steel roofing, white gas coleman stove.
- Install the Bridge.
- 2007 lbs of steel bridge
- 46 lbs of bridge fastners
- 347 lbs maximum for galvanizing and helicopter rigging
- 410 lbs of 3/4 inch plywood. 6 sheets of dimensions 4 ft by 8 ft.
- 140 lbs Styrofoam insulated Steel Door + Door Framing.
- 10 lbs Plaque board and engraved taf
- 50 lbs of Tools, Nails, other Hardware.
- 30 lbs Light Grey Paint and Painting equipment for the Floor, Paint for the Steel Door.
- Transportation of Volunteers.
- 50 lbs Chainsaw + Gas + Oil + Maintenance.
- 10 lbs Food + Propane
- Design Bridge DONE
- Fabricate Bridge DONE
- Galvanize Bridge IN PROGRESS BY JEFF
- Order and Fabricate Door, Frame and Hardware DONE
- Paint/Stain plywood flooring and door DONE
- Charter the helicopter IN PROGRESS BY JEFF
- Rent truck to bring all materials to Pemberton. IN PROGRESS BY JEFF
- Fix Chainsaw TO DO BY GEORGE
Summary of Helicopter Schedule during Workhike:
- Collect one load for the bridge, lower into place with help from the ground
- Fly back to the truck
- Collect plywood and other supplies, already in cargo mesh, from the truck, parked at the 19 km mark on Lillooet South FSR and put at hut without landing (People at the hut will empty the supplies and refill the cargo mesh with all the trash while the other flights take place)
- Fly old bridge remains onto the truck
- Fly second half of new bridge to site
- Continue to hut
- Collect cargo mesh filled with garbage, put beside truck
Regarding continuity of bridges, the bridge is two beams wide and the helicopter will put them in place, so you'll be always able to cross the creek although since they'll drop off one beam, take the old bridge out and then bring the other beam there will be a brief period where walking across will be more thought-provoking.
We won't taking the old door out during this trip; just loading up the current garbage and calling that good. Options for the old door include shoving it under the hut until the next helicopter trip or peeling the skin off the door, rolling it up and hiking it out and burning the wooden interior. Usually there is a 1-helicopter trip garbage lag anyways. Helicopter comes up, brings in stuff and takes away the current garbage pile, then people convert the new stuff into garbage and it waits until next time.
The helicopter is $80/minute so spending $100 on some more rigging so that the helicopter would never be hovering waiting for rigging to be moved over is something we will be doing and is part of the reason Helicopter Schedule is ordered as it is above.