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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Default Athelney Pass - Hiking partner needed

I am looking for a hiking partner to join me to Athelney Pass from Tuesday August 15th to Thursday August 17th. I'm fit, have a car and the gear, just thought would be nicer to complete it with another 1-3 people.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 02:39 AM
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I'm planning to head out there with a group on Aug 28 or 29, but I haven't read any trail reports from this year and don't know what the access condition is like. Do you know if the trailhead is accessible still? (If anyone else knows, please pitch in). There's a new run-of-river hydro dam along Upper Lillooet Road, so I expect the main road is fine.

Good luck finding a partner, and please post a TR with trail conditions after your trip
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I expect that the trailhead is still accessible. I will find out soon enough and try posting something on Friday if time allows, as I'm leaving for another trip Friday evening already.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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The road to the trailhead is in excellent condition. You will not have any trouble getting up there. Be aware of grizzlies in the area. Especially at the trailhead and the first km through the forest as you descend to the river bed. Have fun.
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The road to the trailhead requires 4WD high clearance. I drove a stock vitara with oversize tires there without issue last fall.

There were some good sized ruts down the middle of the road. Be very careful with the ruts on the right side of the road (going up).
Some of them have small openings at the top, but are near 5 feet deep with overhanging walls. Check thorougly before placing your tires close to those big ruts.

Good luck and please report back on conditions.
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Excellent! Thanks for the access info, folks. I hope you had a blast up there.
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The road to the trailhead is in excellent condition. You will not have any trouble getting up there. Be aware of grizzlies in the area. Especially at the trailhead and the first km through the forest as you descend to the river bed. Have fun.
this info, and the info from Gyppo, was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for the update.

All we need now is a little Trip Report and a bunch of nice pics

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