Photo by Joe Lucas
On Monday, June 3, 2019, we drove up the Jumbo FSR to check out the conditions. The road is in good condition up to 6.5 km where there are remains of a small avalanche. It was easy to cross with only a minimal amount of avalanche debris. At km 9 the remains of a larger avalanche was easy to cross and again minimal avalanche debris. There is a small washout at km 10.5. We crossed the larger creek at km 11. This creek is fast moving and about a foot deep; we crossed it in 4 x 4 low without much trouble.
There are patches of snow at the trailhead and less than 1 km up the snow cover increases. We stopped after about an hour hike up. It’ll need a few more weeks of hot weather before the trail is snow fee.
On June 29, 2019 a work bee went up to Jumbo and found the trail to be all clear except for snow 2/3 of the way up. A high clearance vehicle is required as the road has been washed away in places.