The UBC Varsity Outdoor Club actively maintains three trails: The Phelix Hut Trail, The Brew Hut Trail and The Harrison Hut Trail. The trails to Phelix and Brew are frequently used and in decent condition. A couple of work hikes in the fall of 2022 pushed back overgrowing weeds in certain sections. Both trails are well-marked and suitable for both summer and winter access.
In October 2022, we cleared significant sections of the new Harrison Hut trail. We pushed overgrowth a couple of meters out, thus widening the trail. We also fixed the trail markers leading from the valley in the old trail while redoing all trail markers from the new trailhead to the Hut.
We don’t expect the FSR which passes through the landslide area to be maintained for more than a few years due to safety, hot springs, and logging concerns. This will be an issue in a decade’s time for access to the hut. In the future, we hope to find strategies that allow more club members and non-motorized recreationists to enjoy Harrison Hut and the surrounding area.
Therefore in the long term, we don’t expect to use the new trial but instead hopefully reuse the old trail which we have, which is longer but more accessible.
In the future, we hope to find strategies that allow more club members and non-motorized recreationists to enjoy Harrison Hut and the surrounding area.