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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of any other Wilderness hot springs in the Fraser Valley south/west of Spuzzum/Manning Park and South/East of Squamish?

All I can find on Google are the obvious Pitt River and Harrison springs.
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Well, there's Sloquet near the head of Harrision Lake (very nice indeed), Skookumchuck between Harrison Lake and Pemberton (nice, but not wilderness). There's August Jacob (wilderness, hard to find) high above the Lillooet River between those two springs. On the east side of Harrison Lake you've got Clear Creek (largely the domain of the 4x4 crowd, but can be nice).
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Would a Ford Escape make it up the Clear Creek FSR?
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Try it and report back.
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Try it and report back.
I'm so tempted... and I probably will try it, not this friday, but the friday after.

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I'm so tempted... and I probably will try it, not this friday, but the friday after.

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I just heard from a friend who told me my Escape could make it up easy this time of year, but during mid-winter when it's snowy, I would likely run into problems. So I guess I'm good!
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Would a Ford Escape make it up the Clear Creek FSR?
You might get stopped in the last km or two, but it's an easy walk from there. Let us know.
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With the rain we've been getting this last few days, plus the rain we're expecting, would it still be a good idea to drive the Clear Creek road? I'm aware of at least one creek crossing without a bridge that you need to drive through... would this be impassable with the rain, or do I still have a good chance of getting thru?
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I personally wouldn't try it with my truck. Going from the prolonged dry spell to heavy volumes of rain could certainly create conditions for a washout or torrent activity in creeks.
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With the rain we've been getting this last few days, plus the rain we're expecting, would it still be a good idea to drive the Clear Creek road? I'm aware of at least one creek crossing without a bridge that you need to drive through... would this be impassable with the rain, or do I still have a good chance of getting thru?
You probably are ok. Even if you can't get past the one rough creek, it's less than an hour walk to the springs, and any washouts will help keep the yahoos away.

Report, please!
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With the rain we've been getting this last few days, plus the rain we're expecting, would it still be a good idea to drive the Clear Creek road? I'm aware of at least one creek crossing without a bridge that you need to drive through... would this be impassable with the rain, or do I still have a good chance of getting thru?
You probably are ok. Even if you can't get past the one rough creek, it's less than an hour walk to the springs, and any washouts will help keep the yahoos away.

Report, please!
I've postponed it to not tomorrow thursday, but next thursday. If I can't make that, then it might have to wait until next summer.
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good time of year to check it out, or wait.....wait....
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Would a Ford Escape make it up the Clear Creek FSR?
If you get it hopelessly stuck up there please don't leave it as an unsightly eyesore. Push it off to the side the best you can, smash the windows, pour gas on it, and burn it. That way it leaves all the metal bare and it will rust back into the ground naturally. Works better if you can fill it with household garbage.
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I have been to 3 of the "wilderness" hot springs in Harrison Lake region and used to frequent the Clear Creek ones due to the short distance and the 4x4 fun. Last time I was there I found far too much garbage and human waste to ever want to go back. This was about 1-2 years ago. If I was to attempt any of them in a stock Ford Escape I would travel to the ones on the west side. The road in is in much better condition esp from the north. Easily passable in 2 whl drive. I also have found Sloquet to be one of the nicest and best taken care of. St Agnes Well(skookumchuck) is extremely well kept but that is because you must pay to use it.

What ever you choose I am sure you will have a fun adventure. Please post you trip results for us all to enjoy.

Dont forget at least one refreshingly cool beverage!!
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wilderness hotsprings and any sort of hygiene and personal satisfaction seem to be a deterrant here, many stories of used condoms and shit piles all around amongst other things to make for a welcome stay.. enjoy.
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