The UBC VOC winter trail is now a summer trail. Logging roads take you up high so only a 300 meter elevation climb over 6kms. Brew Lake is only 4 hours up and is among alpine meadows. An additional hour or so will get you to a 16 person hut ($5). For more information go to http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brew_Hut
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Posted By: gm0n3y
- Mon Jun 29 13:47:14 UTC 2015
UpsideGreat views from the trail. Lake is warm. Not very busy. DownsideLots of bugs. Trails is pretty scrambly in places. Only one place to refill water (near the end). CommentHiked up Mt Brew on June 28th, 2015. It was hot out (33C) which made the hike far more difficult than it would have been otherwise. We also hiked in from the train tracks, which seems to add around 1/3 more to the elevation gain compared to the proper starting point.
The only place to get water is a creek about 80% of the way to the top. We ran out of water (I thought 2L/person would be enough) a little ways before and would have turned back if we hadn't know about the creek.
Trail conditions were good, no snow to be seen. The trail is pretty well marked if you pay attention. Lots of good views throughout the hike, especially in the bouldery areas. The lake is nice and refreshing, but not really cold (relative to other lakes in the area). Only went for a day hike, but it looks like a decent place to camp. Lots of bugs though. We didn't go all the way to the cabin.