Ribbon Creek: Eventually you’ll have three ways of getting to Link junction. Work has started on fixing up the old valley trail from Ribbon Creek parking lot. For the first 700 m or so it will be a narrow hiker’s only trail. Possibly a snowshoe trail in winter. A second trail for bikers and skiers will start from Hidden trail and join the original valley trail at 295439. Right now the route is only flagged and though short—about 730 m long—you’ll have a hard time following the flagging, especially in two areas where it traverses steep side slopes. West of the junction both routes will follow the original trail which has missing sections and log jams. Reroutes and bridges will be needed. The valley route is closed while it is being worked on, so right now anyone bound for Ribbon Falls will have to follow Terrace, Kovach and Link from the parking lot.
Galatea Creek: While in better shape, work is still ongoing and the trail may be closed on weekdays. All but one of the bridges are passable or have been replaced. At re-routes look for cairns and flagging. The worst part is the flat before the forks, where cobbles cover a bumpy area of flood debris leading to bridge #6 that had a large tree fall across it. Amazingly, it is still crossable. The big impasse, though, occurs where bridge #8 used to be. One very large tree spans the considerable gap. If your balance is good tightrope the tree or, like most people, circumvent it by steep trails on either side.
A word on Lillian Lake campground which is closed. Only a few sites got covered in stones, the rest are still OK as is the Phoenix Composted toilet (which remains open by the way.) The start of the trail to Galatea Lakes is likewise partially covered in stones but is flagged.