Reminder: motorized access to the trailhead re-opened June 15, 2021 and ends October 15, 2021.
Photo by Joe Lucas
Brewer trail is designated as a non-motorized and non-mechanical (no mountain bikes) trail by RSTBC.
On June 24th, 2021, maintenance work was undertaken on the Brewer Creek trail. On July 13th, 2021, a picnic table was assembled and installed at the trailhead.
Brewer Creek access road repairs have been a regular part of STMS’ activity in recent years. Other than removal of small fallen trees and larger rocks, no road repair was undertaken this year. Deck repair and water diversion for the bridge on the Brewer Creek access road, located at 24.2 km from the Westside Road, was completed in 2020. The repairs remain satisfactory, and the water diversion has clearly been helpful. Full deck replacement will be required within a few years. Extensive alder brushing in recent years has prevented alder encroachment for this year. However, evergreen trees adjacent the road are growing and, in a few intervals, will need to be trimmed within two or three years to sustain full road opening width. The upper access road has rough sections but is quite navigable for high clearance vehicles.
Two members of the work party hiked the trail with a chainsaw, cutting away several windfalls and diverting water run-off at a few muddy intervals. Three deck planks had come off of the foot bridge near the trailhead. These were re-installed. A post was installed at the trail head and a sign-in box affixed to the top of the post.
A log-and-plank picnic table was hauled in pieces to the trailhead, assembled and installed on July 13th. Funding for the picnic table was provided by the Rotary Club of Invermere.