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Default Tamihi FSR access to Mount McGuire

On Monday, we drove to the high point of the Tamihi FSR to have a go at McGuire. The road is a bit overgrown, but otherwise in decent 4WD condition. There were a few narrow points:


Rainy weather and a poor route finding decision meant we didn't make it to the top of McGuire.
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On Monday, we drove to the high point of the Tamihi FSR to have a go at McGuire. The road is a bit overgrown, but otherwise in decent 4WD condition. There were a few narrow points:


Rainy weather and a poor route finding decision meant we didn't make it to the top of McGuire.
I'm going to tackle Mount McGuire in about 2 weeks. Thanks for the trip report, this came in quite handy. According to my GPS, you take the Tamihi FSR past a small bridge, then at the following fork in the road you make a left, the second fork you make another left, and shortly after another left fork that ends abruptly. I could be wrong, this will be an exploratory hike for me. I hope Friends With Benefits will fit through that rock, that seems quite narrow! I believe that's a Toyota RAV4.
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It's a 4runner... A RAV4 would have no problems.


The drive up is fairly obvious, just follow the main road and if you come to a fork you're not sure about, go left. Near the end of the road there's a branch where the left fork looks like it's blocked by a clump of dirt/stumps. Drive around the stumps and continue up to the highest point possible. From there, hike up the gully on climber's right to get up to the ridge.

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It's a 4runner... A RAV4 would have no problems.


The drive up is fairly obvious, just follow the main road and if you come to a fork you're not sure about, go left. Near the end of the road there's a branch where the left fork looks like it's blocked by a clump of dirt/stumps. Drive around the stumps and continue up to the highest point possible. From there, hike up the gully on climber's right to get up to the ridge.
Thanks so much for the clarification! I'm looking forward to tackling this in 2 weeks!


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Thanks so much for the clarification! I'm looking forward to tackling this in 2 weeks!
Chris, just an FYI, at the start of the hike, go up the boulder field. I did this last year and this was the only route finding issue that we had. At the start of the hike there had been a trail in the bush that took us elsewhere so we lost a few minutes otherwise we found things straight forward.

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Chris, just an FYI, at the start of the hike, go up the boulder field. I did this last year and this was the only route finding issue that we had. At the start of the hike there had been a trail in the bush that took us elsewhere so we lost a few minutes otherwise we found things straight forward.

The views up top are very rewarding!
Thanks for your help! I'm really excited to return to Chilliwack for their awesome hikes!


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They have taken out the gate for the main Tamihi FSR, which swings around McGuire on it's Western Flank, then follows Tamihi Creek on the South side of the mountain to a point below Spencer Peak.
At one point in time this was a reasonable way to get up Spencer. We also hiked in to Tamihi Lake a few times and ascended Mount Tomyhoi from this road.

That being said, I'm pretty sure the other posters on this thread aren't talking about an approach from the South, but rather the North East ridge. I'm planning on doing McGuire later this summer, so would like to know if the tight rock squeeze is on the drive to the North East ridge.

Sorry Chris, the "start point" on your map is not going to lead to success. You'd have to ford Tamihi Creek, then hike up a v-shaped drainage with about 10 creeks coming in from the sides of the valley.
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That being said, I'm pretty sure the other posters on this thread aren't talking about an approach from the South, but rather the North East ridge. I'm planning on doing McGuire later this summer, so would like to know if the tight rock squeeze is on the drive to the North East ridge.

Sorry Chris, the "start point" on your map is not going to lead to success. You'd have to ford Tamihi Creek, then hike up a v-shaped drainage with about 10 creeks coming in from the sides of the valley.
Yes take the NE route

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