So I finally got around to hacking my way through that 15km loop trail off Forebay Road in Jordan River and GPS mapping it all out.
It's not much to look at really, but this trail is near and dear to me because I've been going out here for many years to pick chantrelles and hedgehog and pine mushrooms in the fall. A lot of the good productive ground has been logged out now but there are a few nice healthy mature blocks left that still produce so I usually make a trip or two up there every year just to check it out. I like to cruise this loop looking for the right elevation and exposure to pick at and then I'll camp overnight at the quarry if the next day looks promising, or move on to timberline if I'm too early.
This year the trail terrain itself seems to have survived the winter relatively intact minus a couple sink holes, washouts and trees down but the foliage is really starting to take over in some places. Trailblazing this in the spring is usually not a big ordeal but this time I was bushwacking more than driving. Looks like a lot of heavy snow fell over the winter and really keeled stuff over. I only hacked out what I needed to in order to get through and I just went slowly through the rest.
It's a pretty stock friendly trail once it's been tamed down a bit but you're liable to break some plastic and get a lot of island pin-striping if you're not careful.
As I mentioned before, almost everything on the west side of Forebay Road (left side going up) is now private property so stay out of the old pit area.
There is a gate on the road going in to the loop but in all my years going out there I have only ever seen it closed once and that was while one of the blocks back there was being cut and there was machinery and lumber left sitting in it so they locked it up to prevent the usual BS from happening, but otherwise it's always open.
If anyone else here picks mushrooms and wants company, I prefer to go with someone else for safety in case someone twists an ankle or worse in the bush.