Trail Condition Report

Short Description

Trail is very eroded with muddy sections and roots for about 1 km

Detailed Description

More stairs need to be constructed. Some gravel needs to be flown in to fill in the stair boxes. More drainage work and waterbars required.

GPS Location

Date submitted

19 February, 2022

Fixed

Date fixed

Short Description

Muddy sections

Detailed Description

A short plankway is needed over some muddy sections. Close to where the Baden-Powell trail joins the trail on the ridge.

GPS Location

Date submitted

25 February, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Very eroded. Needs a lot of work

Detailed Description

Needs waterbars, stairs and more gravel added.

GPS Location

Date submitted

7 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Nesakwatch FSR access road is impassible

Detailed Description

After the rainstorms of November 2021 there was a report of “a bad washout hole that prevents even walking to Slesse Memmorial trail or Center creek.”

GPS Location

Date submitted

8 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Work needed to reduce water damage

Detailed Description

Small bridges need replacement, some stairs and water-bars required. Vegetation restoration needed in some meadows.

GPS Location

Date submitted

8 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Access road needs brushing out

Detailed Description

The section of road between the last creek crossing and the trailhead needs brushing out as the growth at the sides is closing in.

GPS Location

Date submitted

11 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Move rocks off trail

Detailed Description

A rainstorm in September 2021 moved a lot of rocks from a landslide onto the bottom of the BCMC trail. A short section my need re-routing. Waiting for geotech report from MetroVancouver.

GPS Location

Date submitted

17 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Rocks on trail

Detailed Description

Rocks need to be moved off the trail

GPS Location

Date submitted

24 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Tree blowdown

Detailed Description

The first section of the trail (about two km) is an access road to an old communication tower. There are several trees along the way that have fallen across the road. Note: it appears that someone (BC Parks?) has cleared previous blowdowns.

GPS Location

Date submitted

27 March, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Soft sections in spring from water runoff

Detailed Description

The trail is in pretty good shape except for some soft sections that could use better drainage and two places that could use a culvert or box drain – in one spot the water running across the trail is high enough that hikers had placed logs in the creek to walk on so they wouldn’t have to get their feet wet.

GPS Location

Date submitted

12 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Lots of work needed

Detailed Description

Stairs and drainage needs to be added. The FMCBC is working on a work plan with BC Parks.

GPS Location

Date submitted

28 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Lots of work needed

Detailed Description

Stairs and drainage needs to be added. The FMCBC is working on a work plan with BC Parks.

GPS Location

Date submitted

28 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Lots of work needed

Detailed Description

Stairs and drainage needs to be added. The FMCBC is working on a work plan with BC Parks.

GPS Location

Date submitted

28 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Actual trail in good shape with muddy sections during first 500m or more. Dry after that.

Detailed Description

We went up in a big group in late August, 2020 and 2 other large groups showed up few hours later on a wknd. Trail itself in great shape with muddy sections in first 500m even after a dry August. Some branches that could be cleared in first 500m as well. The road up is horrible though and as advised already, jeep or 4×4 only recommended. We had 1 friend with a regular SUV who made it to trail head but damaged it on way back down.

GPS Location

49.98649, -123.22606

Date submitted

29 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Update trail markers on second half, clear brush on logging road section,

Detailed Description

Trail from logging road’s end to Petgill Lake: Update outbound trail markers
Logging road: Clear overgrown vegetation, loppers sufficient.

GPS Location

Date submitted

29 June, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Fallen trees, trimming

Detailed Description

From Jim Alkins of the Chilliwack Outdoor Club”
“COC members did a hike to the propeller on July 1. We cleared some over hanging alders on the drive in and some space for parking at the erosion about 0.4km from the trailhead. This erosion should be easy to grade for future trips to the trailhead. There are numerous trees down so some chainsaw work is required. The steps past the bridge are better than I thought so someone did some improvements. The trail is easily passable but lots of trimmer work is required all the way to the monument. Drainage was much better than last year but that may be due to the late spring; the propeller was not visible because of the snowpack. Some lopper work is required beyond the monument; trimmers may be best as the low vegetation will continue to grow now. Trimming of the low vegetation along the trail through the forest would be beneficial if it is environmentally acceptable.”

GPS Location

Date submitted

1 July, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Trail name

Short Description

Clear blowdowns

Detailed Description

For the most part the trail is in good xhape. No work is required up to the ridge. Along the ridge the trail moves in and out of the trees. In the trees there are several blowdoowns that need to be cleared, although they do not really impede hikers. There are several muddy patches, but these are from the recent snow melt, and should dry up shortly.

GPS Location

Date submitted

6 July, 2022

Fixed

No

Date fixed

Short Description

Trash pile beside trail at start of Strachan Meadows

Detailed Description

Small heap of hiker trash left next to pile of trail construction lumber. Bottles, cans, sandwich containers, and doggy poo bags. Hikers were mistaking a trail construction bucket for a trash can. Perhaps everyone thinks there’s a weekly pickup service?

On our return from St Marks, we returned to the mess, bagged everything up and carried it out. (We all had spare plastic bags in our daypacks, plus medical gloves, so didn’t have to worry about touching the icky stuff)

GPS Location

Date submitted

24 July, 2022

Fixed

Yes

Date fixed

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