A party who went up to the Pass June 10th report today that they were able to drive with a 4×4 truck to the 7 km, (through several washouts) where the major slide regularly runs in spring. This adds 7 km of road walking to the hike. There are a total of 5 slides with extensive tree debris to cross. It’s expected that the road will be closed for several weeks.
The North Fork Spillimacheen Rd – the access to the McMurdo Cabin trailhead is now plowed all the way to the 46.5 km, the McMurdo Creek parking lot. Logging traffic continues to the 5 km K Road on weekdays, monitor Road channel 3 = VHF frequency 150.140 Mhz, and call your kilometres!
Folks we enjoy a long history of cooperation between RK Heli and the local ski tourers. This has started to erode in the Jumbo drainage due to day touring on their regularly used, managed & gladed runs. Please seek out touring opportunities other than their regular runs, it jeopardizes the relationship with CVHS which took decades to establish. Here’s a open letter from Graham their GM:
For those seeking transportation to the Huts or the trailhead this coming winter, here is some information to aid your trip planning: Coldstream Helicopters – Invermere, BC email@example.com (250) 341-7164 Jumbo Hut delivery or pickup from Invermere airport: approx $1400. Additional loads from Toby/Jumbo confluence parking lot – add $600. Olive Hut delivery or pickup $1200 – $1400 depending on weather. Their new Bell 407 HP Carries 6 adults with full gear, skis and groceries with power and gear space to spare. Check […]
As most Hut visitors know, once you leave the highway the backcountry roads accessing the trail heads are built, maintained and used regularly by logging complanies. In our area Canfor Forest Products is the principle Forest licencee. Although these Forest Service Roads are not legally “Radio Controlled” but rather “Radio Assisted”, the use of VHF radios is strongly recommended for all users, particularly on weekdays on active logging roads. Drive cautiously and expect the unexpected. Be prepared to use the […]
The ‘Jumbo Wild’ movie released last year has created an overwhelming demand for the Hut this winter, it’s booked solid to the limit into the new year. Expect stiff competition when attempting even custom bookings. Meanwhile the other Huts are getting only average attention, they offer access to extensive alpine ski terrain in contrast to Jumbo, which is mainly at & below treeline. Give them some consideration. Research them thoroughly on this site before asking questions please. Trip planning and […]
Folks; we’re having continued problems with the Coleman stove connector part (‘elbows’) in the Huts. The threads in the soft aluminum female threads get easily stripped by the hard steel male threads on the canisters. This can render the stove useless, or worse cause a propane fire in the Hut! Its come to our attention that inconsistent manufacturing may be partially at fault and want to share what we know with you. !Avoid buying canisters/tanks that have slightly longer unthreaded […]
July 11th: The ‘Jumbo Wild’ movie released last year has created an overwhelming demand for the Hut this summer, its booked solid into October. We are experimenting with a wait list system to fairly distribute the inevitable cancellations, they have already begun. If interested, please register with our online booking system. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org identifying a maximum of 6 specific dates that you would be interested in/able to go. First reply is first served with a matching cancellation, you will […]
Although FS roads are not legally radio controlled, the use of VHF radios is recommended for all users, particularly during the week on active logging roads. The channel and frequency is posted at the beginning of most roads. Review a District map Here: RR1 150.080 MHz RR2 150.110 MHz RR3 150.140 MHz RR4 150.185 MHz RR8 150.320 MHz
CANFOR is replacing the Forster Creek bridge at the 23 km on the Forster FSR. The road will be closed to the public July 5th to July 22 between 8 am and 4 pm week days. The road will be open prior to 8 am and after 4 pm each day and will be open all day on weekends.