Finally got to check out unofficial trail #30 in volume 2 after a gap of a few years. As many of you have already discovered (the trail is well-trodden), the first two paragraphs as written up in the 4th edition are now obsolete. A new and better start has evolved that is actually based on the original start of years back through the bushy cutblock.
From Rainy Summit lay-by, walk west a few metres and turn right onto a good track that crosses the meadow into the aspens. Turn next left onto an equally good track that climbs, curling right to a small clearing. Go straight ahead on the excellent Rainy Summit Ridge trail that shortly turns left into a bit of old cutblock, then climbs at the edge of mature pines into the traverse line. The transition is seamless.
Then everything is as before to the viewpoint on the lower top. From here on to the summit of the overlook expect another change for the better: the reappearance of the trail, steep and rough in places but flagged throughout.
The summit presently features an inukshuk and a large cairn holding in place a lodgepole flying the Canadian flag à la Prairie Mountain. A sign reads “Welcome to Sunrise Hill.”