Robie Reid Trail
Land route to access the mountain via the Burma/Florence L FSR system .
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From Dewdney Trunk Road at the Stave Falls dam proceed north on the Burma / Florence Lake FSR taking the left branch at 11 km. Road is driveable in 2wd to kilometer 17. At 20 km there is a spur road on the left with 2 steel gates about 200 meters in. There is 4wd parking here. The spur road goes to a hydro facility on the lake shore, follow it down towards Alouette Lake for 1 km. On the outside of a switchback is white marker tape and a cairn.
The trail drops down to the follow the shore of Alouette Lake to the north end. The main trail is obvious, but somewhat obscured is a fainter trail along the lakeshore that leads to the cabin. It crosses through flat, open forest to reach Alouette River about 1 kilometer north of Alouette Lake. There is a fork at the river, with the Robie Ried Trail on the right, leading up river, and a trail leading back to the lakeshore to the beach and the cabin.
Originally, the trail began from the cabin, as access to this trail could only be done by boat.
Update Oct.18 / 07
Wulf Pirang built a connector trail, originally named the "Florence/ Robie Reid trail", to allow access to the start of the trail head without a boat. The new trail connector, while also being much easier logistically, is also a little quicker than an approach by boat (unless using a power boat!) In 2007, a short bushwack was necessary to reach the cabin or you could travel through open forest to bisect the trail further up the Alouette River.
Update Aug 24/08
There is a new section from the NE corner of Alouette L that intersects the old RR trail at ( N 49.39140 W 122.32146 ) approximately 1 km north of the lake. This will very likely be the trail from now on as the old section along the lake and cabin rapidly disappears. The new section crosses the old Stave trail at ( N 49.39314 W 122.32387 ) right at the end of one of the boardwalk sections. After a discussion between Wulf Pirang and Paul Kubik it is decided on Robie Reid trail for the whole route from the Hydro road to the mountain.
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|Creek crossing at north end of lake
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