My plan today was to go for a spin for a few hours and see if I could find an easier way into the UBC Research Forest. I seem to have found a decent route. It needs a few trees cleared off it and there is a significant creek crossing that requires your feet to get wet but it is a lot faster to get into the area than my previous route.
The picture below shows where a bridge used to be located. Several years ago the road in the area had some huge washouts so the road was shut down and the bridge was removed.
If you look really carefully you can see and imprint across the cement that reads "UBC FRST 78"
My plan was to ride to Jabobs lake and then turn around to come home. I made on wrong turn and decided to continue on a logging road that went up to a clearcut that isn't really shown on many maps. The climb was easy and gradual and ended with an okay view of the Fraser Valley, but is wasn't what I was looking for.
The Fraser Valley with through the haze.
Looking west to Gloomy Peak and Gabbro Mountain in Coquitlam.
Once I snapped a photos I headed back to my car and home. Not a bad exploratory ride considering a wrong turn.
View Clearcut East of Jacobs Lake in a larger map