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Earl Grey Trail
posted by: cloud   email this member
Posted Sunday, Nov 23 at 4:20 AM
Sun, Nov 23 at 04:20 AM
Regarding trail Earl Grey Pass Trail near Invermere, BC

Has the trail been repaired? If not are their plans to do so and will there be any volunteer work parties? Thanks

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tobycliff  email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 16 at 3:17 AM
Fri, Jan 16 at 03:17 AM
I contacted BC parks regarding this, i hiked to Mckay falls with a few people for a day hike early last summer, however this year i hope to do the whole thing, I've been to the cabin twice, the area is beautiful.

Here's what BC Parks had to say:

As you may have read on the BC Parks website, the lower reaches of Hamill Creek was burned over by a forest fire in 2007. This fire damaged several facilities on the trail and left the area quite unstable with hazard trees and rocks on the steep slopes and canyon wall above the trail. The most severe damage occurred when several burned trees fell off the canyon wall and landed on the span of the first cable car, causing the cable to part which resulted in the crossing being un-usable.

An assessment was performed in the fall of 2007 which recommended that the trail remain closed for one year to allow the area to naturally stabilize. Currently funding is being pursued to open the trail in 2009. For this to occur all the remaining unstable trees will need to be removed, the burned bridges and boardwalk replaced, and the cable car repaired. At this time I cannot say when the trail will be opened as it is very dependent of available funding. If all goes well the trail will be re-opened by the time the higher reaches of the Earl Grey Pass trail are snow free, which is usually early July.

Lets hope for the best!

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