Bartek Czech provided the following update on the Ashlu Road (August-31-2010).
The last, 2008 update on the access road to Ashlu Mountain on your
website indicates that the biggest obstacle is a large log partly
blocking the road. This is no longer the case.
That log has been removed, but the road remains extremely rough. The
obstacles include at least four very challenging waterbars that
probably require two people to navigate (driver + someone to pilot
from the outside), two large sinkholes that may be impassable for
wider vehicles (my judgment is, a vehicle wider than 200cm won't make
it), one tricky location where one must drive around a fallen log, and
a 100-meter section where rockfall has covered the road, so you're
effectively driving on a talus field. That said, we were able to make
it within 200 meters of Shortcut Creek in a standard Jeep Liberty, and
saw a Suzuki Sidekick parked right at the trailhead.
Chris Mitchell provided the following update on the Ashlu Road (August-18-2008).
Just letting you know we were able to make it all the way to Shortcut
Creek over the weekend. The road is barely drivable and the biggest
obstacle is a huge old growth tree over the road at 23.5 km which we
were just able to drive under: