Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
Cons for G.E.: Yes, outhouse is gone as of Tuesday 27th. There is no water running in the morning at the usual spot above the Emergency shelter, and there is not a speck of snow - so the last water is just before Alder Flats. Trail is difficult and not pleasant with a backpack from 6.2 to 9km.
Pros for G.E.: The new bridge over Gold Creek is open, and final touches should be done by Friday p.m. - so there is the option of the easier, shorter East Canyon Trail to the bridge at about 4km, cross bridge, and intersect West Canyon trail at 4.7km. All the sketchy trail sections above 7.6km on G.E. trail, where hikers get lost a lot, are now well marked with cleared sight lines. Hand-lines are gone. Ribbon is removed from bogus trails which are also barricaded. Both Alder Flats (at 5.8km, 480m) and Panorama (10.7km, 1380m) camping areas are clean.
Last edited by alhike; 10-01-2015 at 03:50 PM.