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post #16 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the comments guys, it was indeed an exhausting but rewarding day. Good to hear about the possibility of the bridge being replaced in 2015 but, you'd still have all that alder to deal with.

@trailblazer3: the road condition is good and it could certainly be biked without much trouble.

@leimrod: Ha ha! Future Ben is kind of a jerk anyway so I don't mind screwing him over from time to time.

@thecamel: pushing my way through all those alders, I thought to myself "I really wish Cody were here to experience this with me"

@Dru: interesting alternative access, I'll need to look into that someday

@simon: I saw your report but chose to ignore the implications!
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 07:53 PM
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quote:but, you'd still have all that alder to deal with
I was out with John for work yesterday on the other side of Harrison Lake and we were chatting about the Settler. Lakeside is planning some development up towards the Settler in 2015-2016. The road should be fixed up to the parking area indicated in Alpine Select by then. Atr that point, I hope to arrange a work party through the Chilliwack Mountainnering Club and/or Club Tread to do some hand lopper/chainsaw maintenance on the rest of the aldered in old road up to the bowl below the Settler.

Incidentally, you, like many others, missed the easy, bush-free way through this bowl. But don't feel bad - it took me two trips to figure it out myself.
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2015 2016? has there been any movement on the lake side development work?
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2015 2016? has there been any movement on the lake side development work?
I was up Harrison main a few months back and the talc creek bridge is only suitable for atv or smaller sized vehicles. I've been meaning to head back there and check again, I want to climb The Old Settler.
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We finished the road reactivation assessment months ago, they should be rebuilding it right around now.
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so why not just camp at the lake?
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so why not just camp at the lake?
Walking up 11 km of road that you would be able to drive up if you wait a month isn't that appealing. Even if you drive up though, camping at the lake is a good idea for climbers because you can climb two separate routes in a weekend. For peak baggers that idea probably does not seem so alluring.
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Well that was EPIC. WOW. Hmm....well how the heck am I ever going to check that one off the list? UGH. Machete? Chain Saw? Perhaps tag with Wandering Tree Frog and Simon for a crazy bush fest laughing all the way? I'm very impressed with your perseverance...my kinda folks Thank you for posting this...will have to ask you for the GPS route later...ya know for the alder maze hell.
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Wow, super human feat in strength, endurance, and persistence.

Well done you both for beating the alders and bush bowl.

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Is the road open yet?
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No. I was up there Monday. Still only an atv bridge. Too narrow to cross with a truck and I don't think the 2x20 planks on the far side would hold a truck. Looks like plenty of atv and dirt bike traffic.

The road on the other side of Talc creek gated and locked solid as well.
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And updates on the road?
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Not sure. I'll ask this week. They were planning to log in there this fall so should have fixed it up soon or be fixing it up ASAP
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So I checked with John at Lakeside and it sounds like the big holdup is the engineering of the new bridge to cross Talc Creek right at the bottom. That is scheduled to be built sometime in spring or early summer 2017 and then they will have crews in fixing up the road and logging pretty soon thereafter. Right now you still have to walk right from Harrison East FSR pretty much.
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Sounds like this spot is going to light up in 2018.. OOOOOOOooooooo!!!!
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