This trail can be found, if one ducks into the trees in the top north west corner of the Grouse mountain parking lot and slashes north over the tree that has crushed the chain link fence (150ft north) a hidden trail exists at the washout. Take the washout west until you see a faint trail. This trail travels west for 3/4 of a km and you are at the base of the Beck trail. The trail switch backs steeply at times to the top off Dam Mountain and contains a mixture of notches in trees. If your head is kept up you will have no problem in spotting the route.
Dam Mountain was crested and we continued to hike north and dropped into the Crown/Dam saddle. This section is well marked and highly traveled. We then continued from Crown/Dam saddle towards the top of Crown Mountain but we came across a couple that was standing at the side of the trail that appeared indifferent, as the typical hellos and how you doings where exchanged. As we questioned how they where doing, her husband replied that his wife was a little dizzy but since she was a doctor they both felt things where OK and that they would travel on. Upon this information we too continued to travel up the steep root section... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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