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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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I recently read Alastair's trip report (link below) from 2012 that gave me some hope of accessing Ashlu again after reading so many reports about the terrible condition of the FSR. I'm just curious if anyone could provide a more recent update on the FSR?


https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...ly-2012-a.html


Thanks in advance for any info.
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I recently read Alastair's trip report (link below) from 2012 that gave me some hope of accessing Ashlu again after reading so many reports about the terrible condition of the FSR. I'm just curious if anyone could provide a more recent update on the FSR?


https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...ly-2012-a.html


Thanks in advance for any info.
My friend drove in all the way last summer (with an XTerra). Full on pinstriping action! It can be done if you don't care about your vehicle.
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My friend drove in all the way last summer (with an XTerra). Full on pinstriping action! It can be done if you don't care about your vehicle.
That's good to hear. Thanks!
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Be prepared for more than just pinstriping on that road.
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On Saturday we were able to drive a 4wd Tacoma to a washout less than a kilometer from the trailhead. There are several obstacles along the way that require a bit of clearance and 4wd but in general it wasn't too bad. Except for the alders of course. The alders are thick, plentiful, thick and hate automotive paint.

The trail on the south side of Shortcut Creek is in really good shape; it is well flagged and easy to follow. Smoke from the Elaho fire crushed our plan of climbing the Ashlu's South Face however.
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How much extra of a walk would it be to park before the road gets really rough and to avoid pin striping? I have hc-4wd but I don't want to get bc pin stripes on my poor van.
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I was up Ashlu last October and major bridge washouts prevented us from parking anywhere near the TH. We did a ~10km bike approach on either end. I would be surprised if they were repaired already. Details in my TR here: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...15-2015-a.html
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I was up Ashlu last October and major bridge washouts prevented us from parking anywhere near the TH. We did a ~10km bike approach on either end. I would be surprised if they were repaired already. Details in my TR here: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...15-2015-a.html
I guess this is out of the question for me, I don't have a suitable bike for a ride like described. Bummer
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