Phelix Creek FSR
Phelix Creek Main runs from Blackwater Road until it ends at the trailhead for the Phelix Creek Trail. It is generally 4wdhc, although a land-slip occurs every spring at around 0.6km, and a ford at 5.1km may stop many in high water conditions.
As of Oct 24, 2010, the road is in excellent shape. Largely due to work by the Pemberton Valley Snowmobile club the landslide itself is probably possible with a low-clearance vehicle, and the encroaching alder has been cut back from the sides of the road as far as the Phelix East branch. Waterbars which get progressively worse with elevation will keep the road high clearance, however.
July 2011 we were able to drive past the slide, and all the way to the one-log bridge, using an assortment of Jeeps and Pathfinders.
|Km||UTM||Elevation||Type||Direction to travel||Description|
|0.0||524791, 5601770||700m||Blackwater Rd||Right||Turn right off Blackwater Road.|
|0.2||524726, 5601986||710m||Parking area||Straight||Summer parking for 2WD Vehicles.|
|0.6||524923, 5602246||750m||First landslide||Straight||Passable by 4WD HC in summer; maybe necessary to roll rocks off the road|
|0.8||525071, 5602334||750m||Second landslide||Straight||-|
|1.8||525250, 5603350||950m||Switchback||Straight||Road switchbacks left then right, passing a huge boulder partially on the road|
|3.1||525069, 5604244||1070m||First Bridge||Straight||Road turns right over the bridge, then left up the West side of Phelix Creek|
|4.2||524905, 5605088||1140m||Spur||Left||Phelix Creek East branch continues straight; turn left towards second bridge|
|4.4||524821, 5605155||1150m||Second Bridge||Straight||Main branch crosses back over to the East side of Phelix Creek|
|4.7||524700, 5605282||1170m||Spur||Straight||Phelix Creek West branch forks to the left; continue straight on main branch.|
|5.1||524570, 5605678||1210m||Stream||Straight||Huge ditch as a tributary crosses the road. Maybe impassable if water level is high. A fallen tree to the right creates a bridge to cross in winter.|
|5.9||524605, 5606348||1230m||End of Road||Straight||Parking for 4WD HC; continue straight across two clearcuts.|
|6.6||524481, 5606998||1280m||Trailhead||Follow flagging||A large tree 700m North of the end of the road marks the start of the flagged trail to the Hut|
Branches off at 4.2km
As of Oct. 24, 2010, this branch has been largely cleared of encroaching alder, due to recent work by the Pemberton Valley Snowmobile club.
Branches off at 4.7km
As of Oct 24, 2010, this branch is seriously overgrown.