High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fraser Valley
Interest: Photography, Nature Observation, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Shinrin-yoku
Pierce Lake Trail almost Impassable
I've been doing maintenance on this trail for about a year and a half. I had cleared away a lot of downed trees over the summer and fall but not the ones with thicker tree trunks as I only use a small axe and folding saw. I was there last week to check the conditions up to the creek crossing where the old growth forest is as I like photographing the area and I planned to snowshoe up there. Today, I set out for a snowshoe and brought along my saw as it was windy several days ago and there might be a few trees across the trail. I was surprised to see fallen trees not far from the trail sign and it continued here and there. There are sections where two or three trees have fallen together which made it tough getting through especially with the snow. I made it up to the first logging road crossing but the blowdowns continued up to the second road crossing. Further up, there was more trees down and I gave up at that point. When spring and summer arrives, someone needs to go through the area with a chainsaw otherwise the trail will be unusable.