About a third of the way along, we caught up with a bus bringing rafters up the river for their ride down. The construction for the Olympics was now long finished and the road very nice and much easier to drive. Effective year round: motorized vehicle prohibition on that portion of M.U. Our response to COVID-19 | B.C. 29 November 2020 at 12:00-18:00: Rain, Temperature 4, 4.5 mm, Light air, 1 m/s from east-southeast Fishing Elaho River, BC on 1/18/2021 will be best from 12:00AM through 12:00AM. When we got to the turnoff for Outrigger, the road was washed out at 0 km so we started hiking up more logging road. Meager Creek FSR is closed indefinitely due to land slide; no vehicle or land access to the hot springs via Lillooet River FSR. Upper Elaho Valley Conservancy was established as part of the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan area. Two major tributary systems, Sims Creek and Clendinning Creek, discharge into the Elaho River. The start of the Elaho FSR as it crosses the Squamish River, The Elaho upstream of the gorg, the river was flowing full and fast, A water fall from a side stream- the mist was intense and very cold, A close-up of the side stream flowing into the Elaho, Looking along our HF antenna towards the east, Another view of the antenna and Mt Ralph in the distance, Looking north along the antenna, the Pemberton icefields on right. The start of the Elaho FSR as it crosses the Squamish River. We left home around 8:30 and quickly made our way to West Vancouver and our regular shopping spot where we picked up a coffee and some sub sandwiches for lunch, then down the sea-to-sky to Squamish. B.C. Not sure if there is a trail leading down from here but it would be worth exploring more thoroughly. West Coast Ice: The Climbers Guide by Don Serl. See, Meager Creek Hotsprings Recreation Site is closed indefinitely due to public safety concerns. (, 4WD access only; watch for industrial traffic. This time we had the GPS coordinates so we managed to find it. Questions about the collection of information can be directed to the Manager of Corporate Web, Government Digital Experience Division. We were able to work our way up a side valley a short distance before the road was blocked by a washout – but that was just short of the end of the road so we didn’t miss anything. December 1 - May 31 annually: non-motorized winter recreation zoning in the Ipsoot (Miller Creek/ Wasp) area. While large parts of the forest along the road and far up the slopes are scorched the fire stopped short of the Stoltman Wilderness/Upper Elaho Valley Conservancy … except for Lava Camp and the Elaho Giant (which is actually surrounded by clear cuts). A water fall from a side stream- the mist was intense and very cold. Amazing views from Squamish River FSR. After about 8km, you’ll pass over a small wooden bridge with a thundering waterfall passing underneath. Next we stopped on the side of the road where we had a great view of the white water section of the river. 8. Travel another 2-3km, the site is on the left. I was surprised that final third of our drive, the area just south of Squamish, was not much improved. Photo of washout on the first major creek on the FSR westside of Elaho looking downstream (Elaho Main visible in the back on the other side of the Elaho river). After the above viewpoint, turn left onto the Elaho Main Forest Service Road. I really quite enjoyed the Elaho and the distant Squamish areas when we visited the sites previously. Trail are closed from April 1 to November 15 annually to support grizzly bear recovery efforts. Road closed due to a slide at approximately 6km. 12 November 2020 at 17:00-18:00: Heavy rain, Temperature 2, 2.0 mm, Light air, 1 m/s from south-southeast The fire burnt massive expanses of the Elaho, growing to over 12,000 hectares and raging for over 10 straight weeks. Since we were very close to the end of the road, we nipped down the short spur to where hikers set off for an over-night hike to the Meager Creek valley but at the trail head we saw a notice that a bridge was out and that the through hike was closed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Welcome to ScenicArt.ca. It was a great viewpoint and I gathered a number of photos while Geoff hiked around it and explored some of the crevasses mid-way down the face. Please report any road safety issues to the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District office. We stopped at a couple of spots along the river to enjoy the sights, at the first the river was slow and meandering, a family was camping on the wide bank and watched us take a quick tour of the area and some photos. This site is dedicated to sharing the scenic beauty of Super Natural BC. Refer to Schedule 1, Sections 76 - 77 and 111 - 112 for Sea to Sky specific closures We drove past to a lovely rock over-hang which we really enjoyed years ago and said then that we would return. Taken on the Elaho River not that far from where it joins the Squamish River. So the test proved successful and we had a nice chat with the team back home. The only reason I haven’t been here more often is due to the long drive time it takes to reach the start of the logging roads. Finally, we spotted a road spur that branched off above the main road. Industrial FSR; Squamish River FSR (mainline) Road subject to flooding, washouts and debris slides. Parking for a limited number of vehicles will be available at the 4.2km location. At 12:30 I started calling to the team back home and though I could faintly hear some voices, I wasn’t able to make contact. Ryan River FSR - Year round: at 8 km; refer to Wildlife Act, Schedule 1, Section 77 for full details, Seasonal closures not currently in effect, under the Wildlife Act. Elaho River Ch. Please don’t enter any personal information. Well we saw the log still lying along the side of the road where we had dragged it 5 years ago. It was more weathered but basically just as we had left it! Today’s trip had a dual goal, we wanted to explore the lovely area again but we also wanted to try another HF radio contact from an area well beyond normal communication range. Here, we stopped to gather a few shots of the river far below. This part of the drive went quickly, it brought back memories of previous trips – I really like the name of the small community called Cheekye! *Don't provide personal information . 4WD recommended, watch for industrial traffic, drive with caution, April 1 - June 15 annually: motor vehicle prohibition on Sloquet Creek upstream of the bridge crossing over an unnamed creek located 5km north of the bridge crossing over North Sloquet Creek. 36km where another bridge crosses the river to the left-drive across the bridge, this is the G-main road. Our last visit was 5 years ago; time has passed so quickly, so we were very curious to see what changes we would encounter. Lillooet River FSR - closed at 9km gate due to high avalanche risk, until further notice. I am confident that after browsing our site you will see why we call home super natural BC! The best images have been prepared as fine art pieces and are available for purchase. The radio test proved successful but a bit restricted if the propagation is not favourable. Click or tap to ask a general question about COVID-19. In June 2015 the Elaho River was dry and hot. The conservancy contains the headwaters of the Elaho River, which has formed a large valley that has been carved out to form an 80-metre deep … Elaho FSR conditions If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The Elaho River is some of the biggest water I've ever run. A 17,700+ hectare area surrounding the upper reaches of the Elaho River valley has been identified by Squamish Nation as a Wild Spirit Place, called Nsíiwx-nitem tl'a sutich (pronounced ence aey nate um tla soe-taech). The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is one of our most popular rafting adventures, and for good reason. 11. Comments will be sent to 'servicebc@gov.bc.ca'. There are some new access issues in the upper Squamish and Ashlu/Elaho river drainages. About 20 km down the road, after getting passed by several cars, a couple stopped for us. Squamish River FSR goes straight ahead, and Elaho River Road (Squamish River FSR E-Main) is to the left across this bridge. If you know more about issues in these areas, or any areas in the Sea to Sky region, let us know ! Road subject to flooding, washouts and debris slides. 24 Billygoat-Tuwasus Ch. I need to come back again a bit sooner to try a few more of the side roads. Kayaking in Squamish offers a wide variety of white-water experiences from easy beginner rivers such as the Mamquam, which flows directly through Squamish, to the short-but-fast rush of the Upper Cheakamus river to the north, a world class grade 4-5 run. The view from the viewpoint we discovered 5 years ago, A bleached branch hanging over the edge on the viewpoint, Geoff exploring the lower sections of the rocky viewpoint, The meandering portion of the Elaho river, Looking west along the Elaho towards Mt Tinniswood. As it was thought that the hatchery steelhead would be important to recovery of steelhead in the Cheakamus River, the release all steelhead regulation was enacted in the Squamish River and its main tributaries, Ashlu Creek, Cheakamus River, Elaho River and Mamquam River. Ryan River FSR - Year round: at 8 km; refer to Wildlife Act, Schedule 1, Section 77 for full details. No access beyond bridge at 7km. III-IV at low getting harder as the water rises. The road way was solid and a bridge allowed us across the river. Slide show and video clips of Upper Elaho River Obstruction #1 and the blasting of the smaller rock obstructions completed November 2017 Nice view from the bridge. The Elaho River is a c.70 km long river beginning in the Coast Mountains northwest of the towns of Whistler and Pemberton, British Columbia. Photo of washout on the first major creek on the FSR westside of Elaho looking downstream (Elaho Main visible in the back on the other side of the Elaho river). In Squamish we refueled and set off to the start of the FSR. The first part of the FSR along the Squamish River was quite easy to drive but very dusty and we didn’t stop much along here as I was concerned that we have the time needed to be ready for the radio test. Scouting/Portaging: Scouting is ok. One of the biggest rapids is a must-run. Authorities believe the fire was human caused. Available April through October. (. No stopping between 23km (Mud Creek) and 25km (Terminal Creek) due to debris/ mud slide risk. 1922) and on the Elaho River (since 1981). It is a classic big water river. A close-up of the side stream flowing into the Elaho. (, Access Brandywine FSR via the paved Callaghan Road, Gate closed; access not managed by ministry staff. The Elaho River is a c.70 km long river beginning in the Coast Mountains northwest of the towns of Whistler and Pemberton, British Columbia. Elaho River The Elaho River is a c.70 km long river beginning in the Coast Mountains northwest of the towns of Whistler and Pemberton, British Columbia.It is a tributary of the Squamish River and is known for its whitewater rafting and kayaking as well as for the intense alpine scenery lining its route.The Elaho is much larger than the Squamish River when it meets with it. 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Saved by Jean Kay. No anticipated repair date. ClubTread Community > Regional Hiking Discussion > British Columbia - Mainland Hiking > Snow Condition Squamish River FSR User Tag List: Reply. Join Date: Aug 2010. The area around the last (north) 30km of the Elaho FSR (Elaho Main) have been heavily effected by the big wildfire in 2015. We continued along to the far end of the road. The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is one of our most popular rafting adventures, and for good reason. 28 Upper Lillooet Ch. We did spot some rafts on the river below, they were waiting in a small cove that provides some shelter from the main river as it makes its way through the gorge. So we got ahead of their dust clouds which improved our mood as we could actually see the road now. Located 52 km upstream of the confluence of the Squamish River into Howe Sound. December 14 - December 21, 2020 expect periodic road closures due to bridge repairs at approximately 1km. Elaho gorge - a very scenic spot. (, Hurley River FSR managed by the Cascades Natural Resource District office (250) 378-8400; for road updates visit, Closed at gate (0km) for public safety reasons related to COVID-19, Road closed in August 2010 under Section 57 of the, Sts'ailes (West) FSR is managed by the Chilliwack Natural Resource District; for updates visit the, No motorized access to Hut Lake; road closed and gated at Levette Lake. Coordinates: 50°06′34″N 123°23′10″W  /  50.10944°N 123.38611°W  / The Squamish River system boasts some of the best fishing opportunities in British Columbia for seasoned pros and families alike. After a few kilometers they pulled aside for us to pass. 4. Hanging glaciers, towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, exciting rapids, lush rainforest, and a cliff jump – if you dare. Enter your email address if you would like a reply: The information on this form is collected under the authority of Sections 26(c) and 27(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to help us assess and respond to your enquiry. iPhone 4S, ProHDR, Luminance, Snapseed. Closed until further notice. A 17,700+ hectare area surrounding the upper reaches of the Elaho River valley has been identified by Squamish Nation as a Wild Spirit Place, called Nsíiwx-nitem tl'a sutich (pronounced ence aey nate um tla soe-taech). However, at low levels don't let the name get to your head - things get progressively easier as levels fall, and amazingly it remains runnable - and quality - even at minimum winter flows. Geoff with the tree we moved off the road 5 years ago, it is still where we left it. 27.9 km after the beginning of the FSR, there is a split. Forum; Hunting British Columbia; Mainland British Columbia; Condition of Squamish River FSR come join me on a back-country trip and see it for yourself. The level was about 110 cms (~4000 cfs), which I gather is medium-high level. The area selected for the radio test was the far end of the Elaho valley at 12:30pm. I then waited for the next contact window at 1pm. Access to the winter non-motorized recreation area will be restricted at the Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. gate crossing Miller Creek (approx. A water fall from a side stream- the mist was intense and very cold. Class: Level dependent. This is the definitive new edition of the classic guide to the ice-climbs of Southwest British Columbia. The Elaho Exhilarator – your ticket to the adventure of a lifetime! Figure 1 summarizes the historic discharge records for the Brackendale flow gauge and Figure 2 summarizes the Elaho. Contact Us. Drive with caution; expect industrial traffic 7 days a week, April 1 - June 15 annually: motor vehicle prohibition on Ashlu River upstream of the bridge crossing over Pikett Creek. Refer to Schedule 1, Sections 76 - 77 and 111 - 112 for Sea to Sky specific closures. Once done with that location we decided to head on home so we drove the rest of the FSR with no further stops. It is a tributary of the Squamish River and is known for its whitewater rafting and kayaking as well as for the intense alpine scenery lining its route. View from Squamish River FSR. This time the voices were a bit stronger and I was eventually able to make contact with Carolyn at home and then a couple more club members. Hello, I am your COVID-19 digital assistant. No public access to the hot springs. As the time approached noon we started looking for a site to setup the gear. Indian River FSR is a wilderness Forest Service Road that branches from Mamquam FSR in Squamish, BC and reaches Indian Arm.Indian River FSR is a branch of the Stawamus FSR, knows as Indian River Branch 01.. We respectfully acknowledge that this road trip is on unceded, ancestral, and traditional lands of Sḵwxwu7mesh’ – Squamish and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ Tsleil-Waututh nation. Here is a view of Elaho River from the bridge towards G-Main. Elaho Publishing Corporation specializes in the publication and distribution of guidebooks and related products for rockclimbers and mountaineers, centred on western Canada. 9. It was a good site and we stretched out the antenna along the road in front of the truck. Ugly Sieve just above the put-in Photo by Matt Thomas We had a bonus of a lovely view of Mt Ralph to the south. Looking at the flat I realized it was pretty chewed up and would likely need replacement, so just a bit more expense for the day. 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