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post #16 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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I tried to access Brandywine from the Brandywine Callaghan West FSR and was also frustrated to find the road blocked. Determined to get to Brandywine and not knowing about the access through the nearby landfill, we four-wheeled over a crude log bridge to bypass the block. Not being a big 4WD kinda guy, this bridge made me a bit nervous... Got smart and exited the easy way on the way out.


Can't wait till Doug sees this shot ! Looks tricky
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Great slide show pics! My family loves the bear! Awesome place; seeing it spring to life. Makes me want to check out a maze I have been putting on the back burner for quite awhile.
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Hey Mick, that looks great! Love the photo of the bear. Mt Fee looks pretty impressive.
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Hi SimonC & LeeL,

The pointy peak visible beyond the Black Tusk is Tinniswood, a remote 2600m peak above Jervis Inlet.

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Awesome TR of our adventure Mick. Good job crossing the bridge haslamhoff, it looked a little to dicey for my liking.
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Is the access to the Brandywine Trailhead through West Callaghan FSR still 2WD? Could anyone please provide directions?
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Is the access to the Brandywine Trailhead through West Callaghan FSR still 2WD? Could anyone please provide directions?
Yes it is still 2WD.
Turn up the Callaghan Valley Road and drive up. Take the first left toward the landfill- it should be marked for snowmobile access- and drive past the go cart track or whatever it is then eventually you'll be led to Callaghan West FSR which will hook you up with the Brandywine FSR
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Great, thanks!
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is this road still 2wd?

thanks,

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is this road still 2wd?

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With a bit of finagling I've gotten my Impreza Outback to the high snowmobile cabin, 2-3 times over the last 2 summers (but not beyond, there's a BIG waterbar there). The road's steep in places, and a couple of "pick-yer-line" spots, but not too bad. Leaves about 2k of easy level walking on (very scenic) road to the high TH. I would think that the low TH would be no issue for 2WD (assuming normal GC), however I can't speak firsthand for the last bit of road after the fork between the two. Road signage is good, and directions are well documented: http://whistlerhiatus.com/whistlerhi...e-meadows.html


Snow will possibly be an issue.
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Last weekend we drove (in a good 4wdHC with snow tyres) to 3km past the 2wd/4wd junction, after which we were stopped by a too-slick road. Everyone else was parking there as well. I suspect with the snowfall in the intervening week, parking is now much, much lower down.

In the summers I was able to drive to the snowmobile cabin junction without trouble at all, and would have been able to do the full drive to the trailhead without too much problem, but that's in an XTerra with very good All Terrain tyres.

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To this point, the local snowmobile companies running in the area have started offering nearly all their tours....
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