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I'm thinking of going to check out hut lake (squamish) this weekend, what i'm I in for? How rough is the trail? I have limited wheelin' experience and I don't want to get stuck up there. Any info would be appreciated

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Would appreciate your letting us know the snow levels once you've been. Don't go by yourself - it's not too far of a walk back down to the main road, but the trail is difficult enough that you could get into trouble should you choose the wrong line or not have an ability to extract yourself. Eg: stay away from the left side of the road at the first rock step obstacle. It's a long ways down and the ground is soft on the left. I've watched a number of people try the left line thinking that it's "easier" than climbing the rock face; nasty business IMO. If you can't make the vertical hump in the middle (the fun line), then crowd the right hand side as much as you can.

Last year there was snow on the ground on April 1st. With recent temperatures I'm betting you'll have some of the white stuff to contend with; it makes the road a LOT more interesting.

See:
http://www.hot4x4.ca/version2/DMMcG-hutt-foolsday2001.html


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Well I was up just past Evans lake today taking my nieces sledding. I started sliding pretty good on the way down in my truck. We got quite a bit more snow last night and all day today. I would say to make it to Hut right now you need a rear locker and chains. I was at Levett a few days ago and the snow was fairly deep in a few sections. If you have limited experience I would not recomend it. It is a trail you should run with other people anyway, snow should be gone in a few weeks. I'm not saying you can't make it, I'm just saying It's a long walk and wreckers don't go there, not sure what my buddy would charge to chain up his Mog and get your rig out, seems to me it cost the last guy $200.

Mike.

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Where exactly is hut lake? I have been to squamish many many times and I have heard lots about hut lake. I am getting bored of Eagle. Would anyone mind letting me know? If you don't want to post it then shooot me an e-mail at [email protected]
 

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Well, I cannot speak of Hut, however I attempted the Brohm Ridge trail (very close to Hut) on Sunday the 17th. I opted for Brohm instead of Hut since I anticipated a lot of snow and this trail is much easier. I only made it to the 5KM mark when it got pretty hard to fight the gravity on snow. I just watched all 4 wheels spin forward while sliding backwards, often towards the cliff on steep approaches. I am long past the age of playing a hero for no reason, so I went down to town for some coffee (it was a nice day on Sunday).
As I said, I don’t know about Hut specifically, but I can only assume with all the snow in the area it would be a tough one, I’d advise against it. It is after all a deceiving trail…



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Originally posted by Doug:
Where exactly is hut lake? I have been to squamish many many times and I have heard lots about hut lake. I am getting bored of Eagle. Would anyone mind letting me know? If you don't want to post it then shooot me an e-mail at [email protected]
I also would like to know how to get there. I've heard of Hut Lake a number of times. I wouldn't mind taking a run up there in a few weeks after by buddy insures his toy. If somebody could email me directions, it'd be much apreciated. [email protected]

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Directions to Hut: Turn left at the Alice lake turn off (this is the second paved left after you pass Burger king). After you cross the bridge at Cheekeye take the right hand fork. Go around a few corners go straight and then take the first left right across from the North Vancouver outdoor school. Follow the road up past Evans (Private lake) stay right, take the first available right, the rocky river bed to Hut, or go another 100 yards to Levett lake.

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Can anyone shed some light on the difficulty and length of the trail? Would a stock 4runner and Xterra pro4x both with A/T tires be ok?
 

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I haven't been up for a couple years so no idea what the tail is like now. I would say yes you could make it, depending on your skill level, tools, and how much you love/hate your truck, and how far you wanted to go. Past the first lake it can get interesting.

Some of my vids from that trip are here for you to sample what the trail is like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk_o2cUZAwo
 

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Can anyone shed some light on the difficulty and length of the trail? Would a stock 4runner and Xterra pro4x both with A/T tires be ok?
I think it's closed down for good, occasionally the gates open for service vehicles but that's all the access you'll get now.
 
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