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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, wondering if anyoneís been in to Tenquille Lake hiking recently and what the conditions of Hurley FSR and the road off Branch 12 are? Iíve never been in and I read about High Clearance. Iím in a Subaru Outback so would love feedback on the road and whether the vehicle is suitable.
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Hi, wondering if anyoneís been in to Tenquille Lake hiking recently and what the conditions of Hurley FSR and the road off Branch 12 are? Iíve never been in and I read about High Clearance. Iím in a Subaru Outback so would love feedback on the road and whether the vehicle is suitable.
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Will, I was there last week. The branch road to the to the parking lot before the real 4X4 section starts is a good road but has several deep ditches, albeit smooth. I have a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and it had no issues at all. Not sure about an Outback. The Hurley is well graded but gets wrecked by 2WD cars, your Outback with AWD should be good on the Hurley. Sharp rocks, carry a spare! From the parking area it is 3.5 km to actual Tenquille Lake Trailhead. I did not not do the hike as I was only scouting the road for later this summer.

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Awesome. Thanks a lot Andy. Really appreciate the info. Will give it a shot next weekend and let you know
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Awesome. Thanks a lot Andy. Really appreciate the info. Will give it a shot next weekend and let you know
If you do go, it would great if you'd put up a Trip Report, hopefully with pics and a GPX trace, with some details on access and trail condition. We'd head up there too but we're off on other adventures at that time

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Will, I was there last week. The branch road to the to the parking lot before the real 4X4 section starts is a good road but has several deep ditches, albeit smooth.
Thanks for the inspiration guys! We are looking at heading up that way sometime as well.

Andy, how would you compare the current conditions of Hurley Branch 12 to Rainy River FSR? Just curious how our Chevy tracker will fare the waterbars...we usually drive up just past the repeater tower on Rainy, but park before the views really open up and the road gets a little more burly.

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Thanks for the inspiration guys! We are looking at heading up that way sometime as well.

Andy, how would you compare the current conditions of Hurley Branch 12 to Rainy River FSR? Just curious how our Chevy tracker will fare the waterbars...we usually drive up just past the repeater tower on Rainy, but park before the views really open up and the road gets a little more burly.

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the Hurley Br 12, from the Hurley to the parking area (about 3.5km from the actual TH) is MUCH better than the Rainy River rd. Beyond that I'm unsure, being unwilling to scratch the crap out of my nice Trailhawk LOL

If you do go, a good TR, with lottsa pics, would be so appreciated

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Sounds great Andy, thanks for the info on the road. If we head get up there, will make sure to post a trip report.
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I'll add this here despite the discussion being about the other access. I tried the Tenquille river access yesterday but had to turn back due to the overgrown nature of the road. Seriously overgrown, and I've been known to drive some pretty bad roads. We made it about 1 km on the final branch road and after a cross ditch turned into a sinkhole, which took 20 minutes of filling with rocks for the return, decided enough was enough.

Hiking the last 5 km would be a bush battle, so we bailed on the trip. If you want to build some character, go for it.
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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I was up there last weekend and just posted:

https://forums.clubtread.com/27-brit...tml#post840974

Awesome day ... made it up the 4x4 road (wish I had 4x4 and not just AWD) and was well worth it.

Will add photos once I fix a glitch. GPX is there

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