I just went through one of the toughest bush wacks I have ever done in an attempt to reach the alpine Mills Creek area from the Upper Trail Lake side. There has got to be a better way, all log falls and downed timber at the bottom, then the horrendous 12 foot brush beyond that, biting black flies beyond belief, and in 2.5 hours in the brush, still had 1000 ft vertical to go before getting out of the brush. I realize this is a once in a lifetime opp, and am willing to do the scouting early season and before, but man!!! I've been conditioning this year, lost 16 lbs so far, and I want to give myself the best chance at a good billie by getting up on top, not just glassing from the road like most do. I want to have a chance to walk the ridges at some point, at this rate I will spend each weekend just trying to get above timberline! Can anyone give me any clues as to a good way to get up there? The problem from the lake side was not the vertical climb, but rather we just ran out of time because it was sooo slow getting through the brush and downed timber on the lower end. Thanks for any help! I am determined to take advantage of this opportunity and not squander, but could use some help! Thanks.