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Drove by the Hill 60 FRS entrance on Hwy 18 today, and it’s gated. They’re actively logging it. I wonder if you can still get down to the river if you go in from Hillcrest or Chemainus Main, anyone know?
This last year has been a bad one for gates and backcountry destruction. So many nice spots are turning to wasteland.
Late reply but if you go in on Hillcrest they have gated the powerlines entrance and dug up the Y intersection at Forestry Pools also. But yes there is still access to the river, and powerlines to Hill 60, in a couple spots off Hillcrest
Cool, good to know. I'm guessing you can get in from Chemainus Main still too, but not with a stock rig. Maybe worth going to explore this weekend!
Been about 10 years since I've tried coming from the Chemainus main side so I can't speak on that lol. I've had it on my list of routes to update myself on for a while now
I went that way a couple times last year, both by mistake. The bypasses are pretty tight and gnarly for my rig. You'd cruise through it without an issue though. I can DM you the spot if you want.
The last time I went through it was on dig out #3 or 4 lol and it was almost too gnarly for my (then) mostly stock tracker. Looked like people just kept moving over a few feet and making a new trail. I'd love to see how many there are now! Thanks for the coords, last time I did it with just a BRMB and pinpointing the location was tough
I'm guessing you could get through with the tight trail just before the usual entrance.
the one at the powerlines? it was dug up over the winter too. could probably do it, but it's pretty steep.
Powerlines is dug up yes but there is a small workaround trail around the dugout. I have done it a couple times it's not too bad but it's narrow. There is also a gnarly trail on the left just past the Y intersection at Forestry pools if you know where I mean. It's longer and more challenging but it drops you on the trail to get to the powerlines.
Hi everyone, we went by Hill 60 yesterday. Here are a couple of photos.
There is an entrance off Hillcrest I think, but it looked gated yesterday as well. Too bad.
We also did Skutz Falls. It seems more challenging than Hill 60. We actually got stuck once but the the winch pulled us out easily (last photo).
Nice, thanks for sharing! I also in by Skutz a couple weeks ago. It has some really difficult sections for sure.
Maybe I’ll try to plan a day on hill 60 in the next couple weeks. Anyone up for that?
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