This trip retraces the old road behind the Castlegar Golf Course near the Brilliant overlook, up to Aaron Hill and connected to what is now called the Beavervale FSR (that ends at Ross spur). Originally this was one of the old roads that provided access to the area west of Grassy Mt prior to the building of the Castelgar-Salmo Hwy. It was probably used for both mining and logging. Rumour has it that a Doukhobour settlement existed somewhere in the area where the road crossed Little McPhee Cr. The construction of power line right-of-ways behind the golf course and heavy logging along Munsen road has hidden the route at both ends.
I am not going to describe this route. I did it about 30 years ago when there were no other roads, power lines or much tree fall. So despite being easier, it was an awful slog pushing bicycles (as did Steve Miros and Frank Fodor above). It is all in trees. There never is a view.