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From Cleveland Dam head West on the Baden Powell trail up through the British Properties to Millstream Rd/Craigmohr Dr.
Continue straight on the Baden Powell trail across Millstream Rd., up the stairs, and continue for another 15-30 minutes to the lower Brother's Creek bridge and waterfall.
Cross the bridge, continuing on the Baden Powell trail for another 5 minutes or so until you come to a wide gravel road.
Go right and uphill (still on the Baden Powell trail) for another couple of minutes until the road re-enters the woods at a junction with the Skyline/Trans-Canada trail.
Continue straight, following the "BP" trail markers uphill through the forest. This is the Hollyburn Chute.
When you come to an intersection with the Crossover trail, continue straight on the Baden Powell.
After 20 - 30 minutes of climbing the Chute, the trail comes out to a large open area. This is the West Lake Plateau.
Follow the rocky road around to the right (you should still be on the Baden Powell trail) and up the hill.
After a couple of minutes, you'll come to another Baden Powell sign-post on the right. Follow the trail to the right and up the steep, rocky slope.
At the top of the rocky slope, go right, continuing to follow the Baden Powell trail.
At the bottom of the next hill, go left. You're still on the Baden Powell trail.
Continue following the trail, veering left at each of the next two trail intersections. After 5-10 minutes, you'll go down a small hill and cross a nice wide bridge at the end of First Lake. The Ranger cabin is the large one on the left right after the bridge. You can get drinking water from a tap beside the cabin stairs - a sign says the water is untreated but the ranger, Ranger Jay, drinks it as have I for many years -- it's perfectly safe).
Retrace your steps back to Cleveland Dam.
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