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Can anyone give me any info about a trail to some hotsprings around Harisson? Maybe Pictures too?

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go to blazinobsession.com there are directions on there to clear creek hot springs which are the ones you are probably talking about.

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Although there are no TRAILS to any hotsprings anymore. There are only mainline logging roads now! DAMMIT! (sorry...opened an old wound on that one!)

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Originally posted by MRTracker:
Can anyone give me any info about a trail to some hotsprings around Harisson? Maybe Pictures too?


There are a few pics in my web site. members.home.net/jaretthumphrey

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theres a place called "sloquet hot springs"
in the harrison lake area.
here are directions:
take highway 7 to the sasquatch inn, and turn nrth up harrison lake. wind your way up the lake past tipella logging camp, a total of 88km from the sasquatch inn, the sloquet turn off (left) is about 5km north of the logging camp.

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take the turn off to the left (0KM) just past sloquet creek crossing. The trail is immediateley rough-washed, worn and rocky-but soon improves and levels out.
at 2.3KMS there is a nice veiw of the creek to the left. An older logged area at 3.6KMS has become a pleasant meadow that must also be popular with local bears.
a washout requiring a little 4wd effort is at 3.8KMS
Go back into the trees at 5.3KMS, passing an old camp on the left.
At 5.4KMS cross a major stream by a ford. the consensus of recent visitors to this spot is that the stream has become much deeper, and several four - wheelers were loath to try it. Wade it first. there is a one-truck campsite beside the stream. beyond the creek, the trail passes through a forest glade.
Come to a clearing and campsite at 8.3KMS.A steep rutted road leads from the clearing to a lower campsite, several hundred yards closer to the hotsprings. this second campsite is out of veiw, and i recommend walking down to see if theres any room there before driving down.it would be a shame to drive down this last section only to have to drive back up right away
from the second (or lower) campsite, a footpath leads to sloquet creek and the sulphorus steam of the hotsprings. the pools are reached by walking a log to the left, and following a path to a rocky beach right beside the water.
the foliage-ferns-gives the place a tropical atmosphere.some good soul has constructed two pools, and the area is clean and tidy, keep it that way, pack up your garbage and take it home.

you might have guessed i just copied this right out of a book.

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hope it helps you out

some freinds went here and only one truck out of 5 had to stop and park and go in a different truck, his driveshaft popped off on the big rocky area, so he parked it there and hopped into a buddys truck.
7 inch lift with stock driveshafts dont work , ha ha ha

c-ya

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Sloquet is usually quite busy now though. You can drive a car in there now

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Who has been there recently?? I heard that logging company has blocked the road before the concrete bridge because they don't want people going into the area (due to vandalism concerns). I also heard that the steep hill down to the parking lot has been tank-trapped. Anyone have recent info on the area?

...lars

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Originally posted by lars:
Who has been there recently?? I heard that logging company has blocked the road before the concrete bridge because they don't want people going into the area (due to vandalism concerns). I also heard that the steep hill down to the parking lot has been tank-trapped. Anyone have recent info on the area?

...lars

I whent out there on the July long weekend. The road in is easy enough that a car can get in. There are large boulders at the top of the hill that goes to the hotsprings, so you can't get trucks down. It's not a bad walk though. When I was there, we left because it was very busy though.


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well yeah my book is from 1995

doh!!!!

must a been a different place my bud went to then cuz it was offroad for sure

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Originally posted by lars:
Who has been there recently?? I heard that logging company has blocked the road before the concrete bridge because they don't want people going into the area (due to vandalism concerns). I also heard that the steep hill down to the parking lot has been tank-trapped. Anyone have recent info on the area?

...lars

some of the rockhuggers had a camping trip up there on nov14 weekend. could get in to the camping sites but the road down to the springs is ruined. parts are only wide enough to walk along. but you can still walk down to take a dip.

steve


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I was down there early november, and the road to the trailhead is 2wd-able. The trailhead (read: top of road to go down) is blocked up pretty thoroughly. You won't be driving down to it. It is a short hike (maybe 200 meters) down a steep hill. When you get to the bottom, go straight ahead to the creek: there is a log to walk down which is coated with asphalt shingles to walk down. If you try to follow the trail to the left across the small hotspring flow, you will just end up above the spring pools, and have to go back around anyway.

The springs are two pools about 8-12 feet in diameter, about 2 feet deep in places. It looks like they are created by rocks and plastic tarp. But they seem very nice. Not too hot, but hot enough.

Lots of camping spots at the top of the hill (trailhead). Could use a little cleanup though... fricking people leaving trash in their campsites! What is up with that? You come 3 hours out of town to a beautiful natural hotspring, and you leave trash? Does it LOOK like there is regular garbage trucks coming in the area?

There is also St. Agnes Wells, up the mainline another 10-15 km. It is right off the mainline, just after the little Skookumchuck settlement. Big honking sign on the west side of the road facing north. Large free campground there, clean campground, a couple of tubs to soak in with half-a-frames to cover them. The spring is at the back of the area. It looks very much like you would expect a natural hotspring to look like, but there is far too much slime in it to soak in there... and it is too hot.

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Went up to sloquet this weekend. There were no other tracks up the acess road, and ended up breaking trail though 18-24" drifts of snow. It seemed like just a potholed road all the way up, and the only problems were several trees which have fallen across the road. The are all cleared now other than one large (about 18" diameter) one which is one an angle across the road.

I'd recomend heading up there, it's a nice drive. On the way out on sunday a bunch of the snow had melted at the lower levels, although near the springs it was still coming down as snow, so it might be getting deeper pretty soon. I'm sure with some bigger trucks it would be fine to plow through to the springs again, I'm only running 31's, so bigger stuff should have no prob.

Hope thats helps! Clear creek will probably have about the same amount of snow now, has anyone been up there last weekend?

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