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The trail goes through forest above the creek after leaving the old road. The valley for this short section is very narrow and the creek is far below at this point.

After I got snowed out of Welsh Lakes, I headed back to Radium. I had a burger and beer and thought about what to do. I knew what I wanted to do; come here to Mount Brewer and its lakes, but I wasn't sure if the new snow would melt away off the mountain. It looked like it was melting fast on the Panorama Ski Resort webcams, so I was hopeful. The peak is just a walk up as well, so any remaining snow shouldn't be too much of a problem.

So I decided to head out to the trail head that evening and give it a try. It was a cold night in the SUV with the wet tent in there to increase the humidity, but I got some sleep and reluctantly crawled out of bed at 8:30am to a beautiful day. I cooked my breakfast and re-packed up, getting back into gear and excited again. I couldn't wait to start hiking in the chill of the morning, so I took my coffee with me and drank it as I strolled along the beginning of the trail.