In late December 2012, a combination of snow, rain, wind, and temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing resulted in massive tree fall on the North Shore Mountains and as far away as the lower slopes of Mt. Baker. Large trees situated on land above 600m and below 900m were particularly hard-hit.
On Saturday, June 15, I hiked up the recently-cleared Baden-Powell Trail to the Blue Gentian Lake junction. The walk into Blue Gentian Lake involved some skirting of fallen trees. Around the lake itself, trees had fallen on open areas beside the boardwalk that had been regenerating for years.
Before leaving the lake, I talked to a hiker who had climbed up the trail from the upper bridge on Brothers Creek. He was astounded at the numbers of trees that had impeded his way.
I had a quick look at the trail to Lost Lake. It will be some time before hikers are able to use this route.