Join Date: May 2008
Location: Van, BC, Canada.
We were up there on Saturday. Trail from Halvor Lunden (El Paso area) to White Rock was ok, until you got to 50m of the rock - there were a number of large trees down overtop the trail that made going difficult, but still possible. There was still occasional flagging and since you could see the rock, it was easy enough to go a logical direction towards it until you picked up the trail again. Think this is what Irkutianin is referring to.
From the rock heading further east (ultimately to connect to Bastion or Cypress Lake) was much worse. Lots of blowdown obscuring things, overgrown bushes obscuring the trail, sparse flagging becoming non existent 15m east of the rock. We lost it early on, and decided to cut our losses and just head back the way we came (mostly because the dog was having a fair bit of trouble with the blowdows and thick bush). I suspect the trail (once/if you could find it again) gets better if you can find your way out of the cutblock (?) area surrounding the White Rock and into the thicker forest to the East (assuming there would be less blowdown among the taller/thicker trees), but we thought it best to play it safe and return the way we came rather than continue to thrash through everything and try and pick up the trail further on.