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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Is the Downton Creek FSR open to driving?

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I was last up there mid-July. The road was open but there was a washout at 4km that was getting a bit tricky but passable. Another washout just before the Holly Lake Trail spur turnoff was much more significant and required some funky driving but wasn't too bad. A third washout about halfway up the spur to Holly Lakes Trail was quite serious and about the limit I'm able to get over in my 4x4 Ford Escape. I suspect they are probably about the same as in July but a big rain event could definitely change things.
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I thought maybe it was closed due to fires.

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I was last up there mid-July. The road was open but there was a washout at 4km that was getting a bit tricky but passable. Another washout just before the Holly Lake Trail spur turnoff was much more significant and required some funky driving but wasn't too bad. A third washout about halfway up the spur to Holly Lakes Trail was quite serious and about the limit I'm able to get over in my 4x4 Ford Escape. I suspect they are probably about the same as in July but a big rain event could definitely change things.
I was there mid-july and while I did see washouts they didn't appear tricky in a stock 2004 Forester. Never even bottomed out with 5 people in the car.
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@Michel - I don't believe so.
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Yesterday on the way back from Lillooet I went up Downton Creek FSR to check and within the first few kms there is one massive debris flow that covers the road. There seems to be a single track built up for a dirtbike to get up and around. I think it would take some heavy equipment to clear it or some serious man power to carve a rugged 4x4 track over it.
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when yesterday, still the same, not passable unless you have a dirt bike
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By all.accounts this road is blocked within the first few km. Can anyone confirm ?
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FB posts say 10 vehicles including a CRV made it through last week but also that the road conditions are getting worse and that even 4wds may want to bring a pick and shovel as even if you get it it may take some digging to get back out as more debris rolls down from above.
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Anyone been up Downton FSR recently (June 2, 2020) or driven up to see what's new with the slide areas?
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Anyone been up Downton FSR recently (June 2, 2020) or driven up to see what's new with the slide areas?
Last I heard was about 3 weeks ago and it was blocked around the 4km mark.
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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2020, 12:37 AM
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That's a real shame it's blocked, I've read such great things about Downton while lurking on CT. If I get up in July I'll bring a shovel see if I can hack away at it a bit.
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That's a real shame it's blocked, I've read such great things about Downton while lurking on CT. If I get up in July I'll bring a shovel see if I can hack away at it a bit.
I have since heard it is all clear now. Heading there this weekend. If it is not clear, I will updte!
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post #14 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 04:29 PM
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I heard the same on a facebook group and had the same plan for this weekend (depending on snow levels). Maybe I'll see you up there!
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post #15 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2020, 07:11 PM
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did any of you guys make it up there to see for yourselves?
Is it open? How far in is it open?

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