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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2017, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone

I have looked for recent reports to Tenquille Lake from both directions (Hurley and Tenquille Creek) and have not seen anything within the last few years. I have a good 4wd HC vehicle, but I am not a courageous driver (I know the car can handle more than I can!). Any suggestions as to which way would get me the farthest with the least stress? I don't care about scratches too.

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The Tenquille Creek approach lets you drive closest to the lake. We walked the last km because of a sharp water bar. A shovel would easily remedy this. The alder scratches were substantial.
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Great thanks! And I assume there are places to pull over along the way?

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Tenquille Creek (Birkenhead) side is a rougher ride, but allows for a shorter hike in (with more creek crossings).

The Hurley side access is still off road, but pretty good quality by comparison. The hike is a bit longer, but not really by that much. It is also nicer in my opinion.
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Thanks for this. I don't really care about how long the hiking part is (on trails, that is), if I can drive most of the way without having a heart attack or getting trapped. Sounds like the Hurley might be the winner?
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Hurley FSR + Branch 12 approach is fine. A lot of cross-ditches on Branch 12, so high clearance is a must, but otherwise it's in a very decent shape.
I have a trip report from the beginning of July, if you are interested. Haven't posted it here, should I?

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sure that would be great!
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sure that would be great!
https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...-3-2017-a.html

It's a month old now, most of the snow should be gone at this time.

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Has anyone taken the winter router recently? How busy does it get in the winter?
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Has anyone taken the winter router recently? How busy does it get in the winter?

I have been told by some snowmobilers that it gets busy up there with all the sledders and as a hiker I would not enjoy it due to all the traffic and noise. They also run late into the night. If you are wanting to go when there is snow, they recommended going in the shoulder season when it is not deep enough for the sledders.

I did not ask about what mid week was like when people are working however they would probably sled in the evening after work.

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I have been told by some snowmobilers that it gets busy up there with all the sledders and as a hiker I would not enjoy it due to all the traffic and noise. They also run late into the night. If you are wanting to go when there is snow, they recommended going in the shoulder season when it is not deep enough for the sledders.

I did not ask about what mid week was like when people are working however they would probably sled in the evening after work.
Huh, I didn't know that sledding was even possible in that area (I know very little about that). Thanks for the info!
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