During the week the roads have been VERY busy with logging trucks. WFP is not logging on the weekends. There is active logging and hauling out of San Josef Bay road, Strandy and the south end of Nahwitti lake. If you haven’t seen logging up close, pull over at the pullout at the south end of the lake and take a look.
The Holberg road from KM 6-16 has some new rock on the roads but it is very wash-boarded and loose. KM 16 - 30 is pretty rough with large potholes. The radio channel for the Holberg road is RR 5. The trucks have not been calling out their positions and have been driving in the middle of the road. Watch out for some blind corners.
NE 60 from the turn off all the way to NE Main has been graded and packed down pretty good in some sections. Other sections are still very rough with sharp rock exposed. WFP has recently added some new information signs at the top of the hill. Stop on your way and take a look. Be aware driving low clearance vehicles. The rocks are extremely sharp. We have been driving at very low speeds through this section. Loaded fat trucks have been travelling to the Holberg sort and loaded trucks are hauling to Port Hardy. Be prepared to back up to the last pullout.
NE Main has been in pretty good condition except for a few corners that are rough and wash-boarded. From KM 10 to the cutoff at KM 4 Be mindful of where pullouts are as this part of the road is very narrow. If you encounter a logging truck, be prepared to back up to the last pullout. The shoulders are very steep and soft. Do not attempt to move to the side of the road, you will get stuck. The radio channel for this section is RR 36 until the WFP shop in Holberg.
San Josef Main is rough and muddy in some parts. Watch for Fat trucks and Highway trucks hauling. We have been seeing a mom and two cubs from KM 6-8 pretty regularly so keep a close eye out!
The road to Raft Cove and Cape Palmerston is very rough and getting grown in. Watch out for potholes, some of the potholes are deeper than they appear and can harm lower clearance vehicles. The radio channel for this section of roads is RR 21 from the WFP shop on.