Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
I checked out the bridge today. It does feel like I could reach the Alder Flats campsite faster this way, as it bypasses some of the more technical stuff on the West Canyon side. 4-5 hours for the loop is definitely on the conservative side.
I did screw up a bit: I misremembered the map before going, and ended up taking the Lower Falls trail, and eventually ended up at the Upper Falls before I ran into someone who set me straight and pointed me to the connector trail to reach the proper trail. Even given all that, I still found that I made pretty good time!
I will definitely take this trail next time I head up to the Golden Ears.