View Full Version : Harrison Lake to Pemberton to Lillooet back to Harrison
07-22-2008, 11:21 AM
Hi there - anyone done a ride from Harrison to Pemberton,highwayto Lilooet and down the West side from Lillooet back to down to Harrison? If so, can it be done on a long day (with pit stop @ St. Agnes hot springs of course!). Any helpful advice is appreciated. Thanks!
07-22-2008, 12:29 PM
I don't know if this info helps but I live in Mission and have done Mission up West
Harrision FSR to Port Douglas and back to Mission in 1 day.
Sight seeing on the way up stopped twenty mile bay couple of other places.
Went up to weaver lake.
That turned into a day trip by itself put on 330 kms mostly dirt.
So I would say the trip you are thinking is possible but you'll be given er all day to
do it without much sightseeing.
Hope this helps
07-22-2008, 01:45 PM
You are looking at a 600+ KM day plus the trip to and from Harrison
If you do not know the route
If you cant maintain highway speeds off road
If you are ridng anything less that 400cc
Forget it, its too much for one day
If you plan at stopping a the hot springs and taking some pictures, plan on two days. that way you should make it back in one piece.
Do a search "harrison" on the route on this forum and you will find a couple of more threads.
07-22-2008, 02:23 PM
It's do-able but count on anywhere from 9 - 12 hours...that is if you don't have any issues on West Harrison. West Harrison is pretty rough right now so you won't be averaging much more than about 20 - 30kph for about 10 kms. Like Tom said, if you want to stop at all, go for the 2 day trip.
07-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Hey leeloo, check it out:
07-23-2008, 10:20 AM
Did this trip last Sunday .
From North Vancouver to Pemberton on the hwy West side Harisson stop at the Mining camp for a chat with Andre (If you brake down close to Port Douglas Andre will give you a hand to put you back on the road !!!)
Whent to the HotSpring for a dip then Harrisson and back home on the hwy
Left solo at 8.15am
Back home at 5.45pm
aprox 2h down time food/chat/dip
Best ride so far this year !!!:wi:
Will attend this weekend East side Harrisson to Nahatlatch then Lillooet Gold Bridge back Herlypass/seton portagedown to North van.
07-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi everyone and thanks for the help. What was I thinking...one day. Strongleftleg, big thanks to you for pics and a detailed report of roads, etc. Great pics! We camped at Lizzie Bay on Lillooet Lake last weekend (don't even get me started about the swarms of mosquitos), heard a bunch of bikes go by - must have been your group. Thanks too for the info on the Seton Portage Motel - didn't know there was one there - will be calling in my reservation today as my husband and I are going to do this route next weekend. Thanks all!
07-23-2008, 02:23 PM
Hey strongleftleg - by the way are you the group of Longshoremen (with Clive(?)) that were camped beside us at the Dead Zone? We were the couple that had the roof top tent on our Landcruiser......
07-23-2008, 11:50 PM
Yeah that's us! "Clive"- you must be thinking of Clarence, the crazy uncle.
You guys will love that route- have fun!
07-26-2008, 11:03 AM
i did it in one day from surrey, rode to harrison, 102 miles of gravel and then hit pavement. came back through whistler squamish. i'd like to try the east side to boston bar and back some day. Ed
07-27-2008, 08:46 PM
We did something similar end of June. We didn't do East side Harrison back as we weren't sure it was open, but did West side Lillooet to Boston Bar instead.
I live in Burnaby, so it was around 730 km from there. Fairly straight forward, and nothing very challenging so you can rack up the miles quickly.
Somepictures from the trip (no narration):
GPS track if you want it is attached. It's not sorted or anything, too lazy. :-)
07-28-2008, 07:31 AM
07-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Did a goodday ride on Saterday ;
Left home about 7.30 am Stop to pick up Roy at Tim Horton in POCO down to East Harisson to Nahatlatch Stop for food in Boston Bar, the road is very good except 4 big hole very deep that coulf stop you dead :hr:.
On the hwy to Lytton for good Gas across the Fraser on the Ferryto the West side, all the way to Lillooet very good road but alot of switch back :wi:after a small rest and more gas .
Fast ride towards Seton Portage for more switch back, rode is in excellent condition.
Back to Pemberton Music Festival Very busy but no trafic :dr:.
Stop for more gas in Pemberton Now we have a BIG question on our hands !!! witch way to go ??:hf: Harisson West back home to North Van??:wi: but Roy :cf2:Did not think soo:shoot:.The waywe went to Squamish for food and back Home fora deserve rest and a cold one :hb:.
Very good day :ss:and No pictures top speed 168km total km for the day 846 back home at 10pm.
Fix a flat tire ;Roy Dont forget my Heavy duty tubes :mad3:hahahahah
Stop for Gas 3 times food twice and took2 pictures .
Down time aprox 4hours
10 hours on the saddle:tup:
PS;I need a new set of tires again :)
07-28-2008, 01:30 PM
I've done this in a group; I was on a DRZ400S along with 2 x XR650L and a KTM640A. North Van to Pemberton on the road, back down Harrison West and on to NV on the road. 13 hours, lots of stopping for pictures, check out the nudists in St Agnes and the partiers in Skookumchuk. It would've been an hour shorter, but the chain roller broke on my DRZ and it took a while to figure out what had broken in the dark.
I am anxious to do this one again, but not sure that I want to tackle it on my DL650.
08-07-2008, 09:46 PM
Is Boston Bar to East Harrison open for sure? I want to ride it this weekend solo on my Vstrom 650. I would much rather do the backroad than the Trans Canada but don't want to get stuck either....
I've taken the Strom over Grey Creek and Fauqier powerline so she can handle rough stuff. Is there traffic on this road should anything happen?
08-08-2008, 07:06 AM
Vstrom should be fine I do this road 3/4 time a year to get to my destination and always enjoy it .
The road is in very good shape with a few big hole ,I put very large tree in them already .No trafic at all only the first 20km on each side .
I do it solo with all the nessecery tools/tube ext . need good tires .
Came back on this road on monday with no problem .
Have a good day !!!:f:
08-08-2008, 08:11 AM
Frog - thanks for the feedback.I'll be doing this route on the VStrom sometime, but it needs a skid plate to deflect the rocks first. I loved riding it on my DRZ.
08-13-2008, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the reply Frog, I wanted to run it but my tires need replacing and I didn't have a lot of time last weekend. Next time for sure.
09-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Is there a route from the end of the west harrison FSR up north that stays off the duffy? All the routes I find go into pemberton...
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