Hi. Big Thanks for posting. Question: when I come off the road section and into that small parking area I go left and how far along before I turn off that logging road and onto the blue trail. After I find the blue, how do I stay on it and not get tangled up in the logging roads? That is what happened last time. We bushwhacked till we found the blue were on it running along the top of a ridge for 500 m and then hit roads.
I loved the video you uploaded. What concert was that and what year? Thanks again barb.
If you want to follow the usual route from 15th Sideroad, you would run 180 meters in from the gate on the logging road, veering left at the fork you see along the way. You can see the Bruce Side Trail single track turn-off to the right on my GPS track. There is a red dot at the junction because I stopped my watch to walk around and check things out for a couple of minutes.
Other than the missing turn-off blaze at that point, the trail was blazed as usual - except in that one short section where the trail disappeared into logging debris around 700 m from the gate. It sounds like you got to that point. The trail used to intersect with the logging road just below so I went down the bare hillside to the logging road and turned left as usual. I went 200 m along that logging road (now 900 m from the gate), ignoring trails coming in from the side (that were always there). I think there may be a blue blaze or two along that section, and the usual Bruce Trail turn-off to the right was still blazed. After that, the logging is no longer an issue.
Having said all that, you're new to this section of trail so it might be wise to stick to the official Bruce Trail detour I took on my return (visible on the GPS track with the photo to show the entrance). Where there is logging activity, there could be safety issues, especially since you aren't familiar with the trail and might not be able to follow it in its current state.
The Hip video was from their official Youtube channel. The concert was in Abbotsford, B.C. in August 2009. I think that may have been the first song to make me cry Saturday night.