arlier this year we went up Powderface Ridge from the Rainy Creek lay-by on Hwy. 66. The latest logging road that was good for biking had been reclaimed and was unusable, so we more or less hiked the old logging road in the southwest fork and found it a mess. On the return we found a better route trodden out by animals and resolved to go back and flag it. So we went back a few days ago and lo and behold someone had gone in and flagged the old route which in parts is bushy and very boggy with no obvious trail nowadays. Sorry whoever, but we removed all of your carefully put up yellow and pink flagging and put it on our trail, a brilliant route that takes a higher line, is easily followed (we removed deadfall and trimmed branches under the watchful eye of the wildies who stood around and watched us), and best of all is completely dry. It comes out higher on the old logging road below the steeper bit at 533347. We also enlarged the cairn at the junction with #28F.
To access, cross the highway from the lay-by and climb the bank above the guard rail to flagging. Here starts the recommended trail.
Other things to note en route to Powderface Ridge after the latest go-around of logging.
- After the aforementioned steep bit, you reach the latest reclaimed logging road at flagging and have to walk up it a way to where the old 1940s road heads off to the right.
- After passing the oven follow the rough trail at the edge of the cutblock back into trees. There meet a better trail coming down the slope from the left. Turn right and follow it down into ‘logging camp meadow’. Then as before via #29. (As you climb the big grassy slope a view opens up of the extensively-logged slope on the opposite side of the valley!)