Hale Creek/West Harrison Newbie/Maintenance Run
April 8 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
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.
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 Creek hatchery and 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 probably 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.
One of the goals of these runs is to help you determine what equipment, tools, and accessories you need; nobody should feel they aren’t “properly equipped” to attend. We recommend, but do not require, that you have the following:
- Suitable tires, with good tread
- Full-size 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)
- Ham VHF 146.460MHz (ham license required)
- FRS/GMRS channel 4, privacy code 0 (or off)
- CB channel 4
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-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event.
Note: run may be rescheduled or cancelled depending on weather and road conditions; please check back here before heading out.