Well the Resort is officially open and that means we are ready to go for the season! We just had a great long weekend with people enjoying the trails surrounding Tyax Resort by horseback, pedal power and on foot. Guess it’s time for the annual spring trail update to help with your adventure planning!
We like to start off with an update from the River Forecast Centre which shows us a great little graph and gives us a snap shot of this year’s Snow Water (in mm) versus previous years and historically. Looking at the graph we can see we had less snow at the start of this winter but by the end of March it was looking similar to what we can see the year previous. Right now it looks very similar to last year which means that by the end of May we should be able to fly into Spruce Lake and the trails around the lake should be mostly clear and rideable out Gun Creek. As long as things don’t get too cool over the next few weeks we should be looking at a similar year to last, this had us flying into Warner Lake by mid June and into Lorna Lake by the end of June!
The local trails surrounding Tyax Resort are in great condition and a report from our guide & local resident, Geoff Playfair has said; “Trail clearing on local trails is underway. Good spring riding right now, and winter winds were fairly kind – not to much blowdown. Snow is clear to the top of Lick Lower now, which I cleaned up yesterday and is good to go!”. He also reported that the Pearson Road is mostly clear of snow up to Molly Dog, and that Molly Dog should be rideable by now.
Our wrangler Brennan McGlashan has been busy clearing out the trails around Tyax Resort for Horseback Riding and has gotten most of the work done and clear for trail rides.
Heads up if you’ll be riding, hiking or horseback riding on the Forest Service Roads in the area, there is still some logging activity on the west side of Pearson’s Creek, some on Gun Creek Road towards the Gun Creek Trail and some on the hill above the trail, off the logging road. Speaking to the person in charge of the logging, this should be finished up before summer(July). No trails are presently affected by this just a note to be aware of machinery and signage.
Our spring trail work projects in addition to the regular clearing and maintenance will be starting soon. Watch the blog for more updates on what we’ll be working on this year.
Also a final note when planning your adventure up to visit us please note that the Hurley Forest Service Road will NOT be plowed this year. There have been some changes with regards to the road’s ownership and this has so far translated into a lack of funds for the early season plowing of the snow. You can read all about it on the I Survived the Hurley website. Locals are reporting if the road must melt out on it’s own it won’t be open until at least the end of June – early July.
Hope to see everyone soon!