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Hale Creek (West Harrison) Newbie/Maintenance Run

November 12, 2022 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Meetup at 9:30 in the gravel lot at the four-way stop behind the Sasquatch Inn (46001 Lougheed Hwy., Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0), for a 10:00 am rollout. Air down at the Weaver Hatchery, then head out for Hale Creek, 10 Mile Bay, and other potential destinations such as Francis Lake, Sunrise Lake, or North Chehalis. Depending on the turnout, we’ll often break into smaller groups with a choice of destinations.

Participants may leave the group any time they like, but please be sure to inform one of the run leaders before you do. Expect the group to return to the Sasquatch by around 4:00 pm.

We welcome those who enjoy using their four-wheel-drive vehicle to explore and discover beautiful places. If you have no experience driving your 4×4 ‘ off-road’ in difficult or rough terrain and want to gain knowledge and experience in a friendly, knowledgeable, and safe environment, this is the event for you.

These monthly runs cover beginner trails and light intermediate trails. Generally, there will be two groups leading runs: one for new drivers and another for intermediate drivers. All the usual trails are stock 4×4 accessible, although because 4x4s vary so much in clearance, length, and angles, some may involve dents and scrapes for some vehicles. Run leaders will assess your rigs before starting out to ensure the trails you run are suitable for what you want to do and are comfortable with.

We recommend that you have the following:

  • Suitable tires, with good tread
  • Spare and jack for your vehicle
  • Tire gauge, compressor, and plug kit
  •  Work gloves
  • Common sense
  • and most importantly, bring a good attitude

Communications (optional, but recommended):

  • LMR 4WDABC channel 2 (Lower Mainland)
  • Amateur 146.460MHz (ham license required)
  • FRS/GMRS channel 4, privacy code 0 (or off)
  • CB channel 4

(see 4wdabc.ca/communications)

During these runs, our members and volunteers will clean up these sites, clear brush, repair structures, and remove garbage. You are welcome to participate.

This is a family- and pet-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event.


November 12, 2022
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
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Sasquatch Inn
Harrison Mills, BC V0M1L0 Canada
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    Do you need to be a member to join the Newbie run?

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      You do not, the runs are open to everyone!

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    Good morning, My Wife and I just bought our fist jeep, We are interested in joining this event. I have mobility issues and cant lift anything heavy, but need to get the new jeep muddy lol, I am wondering if something happens on the trail Tire blow out for example will people help change a tire? We are more than willing to help clean up trash or anything else along the trail that we can help with

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      Hey Jason, no worries, there are always lots of people ready to jump in and help!

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    Hi guys, great to know about newbie events, are you planning any event like this on Sundays?

    Thanks for the help.

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      Our East Stave/Sylvester/Kenyon Lake runs are typically on the third Sunday of each month, but those don’t run through the winter because there’s too much snow.

      Dawn’s Softroader runs are also typically on Sundays but I believe she’s taking a break from those over the winter as well.

      At this time there’s nothing else planed for Sunday newbie runs, although there is a big cleanup happening at the mud flats on West Stave this coming Sunday – it’s a great place to meet other wheelers!


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