Author Archives: Roland Burton

Hiking, Hollyburn, Sunday Dec. 03

Hollyburn is one of the places we go to when the weather’s looking nice and we don’t feel like driving very far. The other one is Seymour. For those of you who don’t know, Hollyburn is the cross country skiing … Continue reading

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Seymour? Skiing?

So we thought we’d give Seymour a run, on Saturday Nov 18. Why Seymour?  Well it’s close; you don’t spend half a day driving. The lifts weren’t operating, so it wouldn’t be crowded. Both Kevin and I were suffering from … Continue reading

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Snowspider Hut via Twin One FSR

The Plan: I decided it might be “interesting” to visit the Snowspider Hut. There are several ways to get to it; none of them include a trail. The Twin One FSR approach looked like we might drive to within 2 … Continue reading

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Harrison Helicopter Sept 15-17

Executive Summary: The bridge, plywood, and door were all delivered by helicopter. Chain saw was hauled up and left at the hut. The bridge was assembled. The load of garbage was flown out. The old bridge was not flown out … Continue reading

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Brew Hut, with Drone August 26

Executive Summary: Four of us went up to VOC’s Brew Hut on a hot sunny summer weekend.  All photos were taken by Josi’s drone. The road has been recently graded so it’s much better, almost Honda CRV level up to … Continue reading

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Solar Sacrifice

Executive Summary: Rather than boring you with yet another trip report, I will attempt to describe some issues regarding leading beginner friendly trips with random people of unknown competence. However, we did achieve most of our objectives, the solar eclipse … Continue reading

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Rockies Road Trip

Executive Summary: Carla, Josi, Roland did lots of driving, visited Illecillewaet campsite in Rogers Pass, Lake Louise, Cory Pass in Banff, the Calgary Zoo, Ha Ling peak just outside of Canmore, Banff Springs Hotel, and Icefields Parkway between Banff and … Continue reading

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2017 Mt Currie, again

Mt Currie is the big (2500m) mountain that you see from Pemberton. There’s a well-built but longish trail going up, and it doesn’t see much use. Carla, Lia and I got a ways up the trail last summer, http://www.ubc-voc.com/2016/06/06/mt-currie-trail before … Continue reading

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Advanced Hot Springs Soaking and Car Camping July 11-13

I’m not up for the “ski every month” club, but I’m working on “hot springs every month”. So far we have been to Clear Creek in May, and to Meager in June, so I needed something for July. Thirty-three years … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut, Pointy Things, and Clearing the Road

The Club sure could use more trips. There are lots of Interested people, but often no cars. So we were happy when Sam V decided to lead a trip to out Phelix Hut. But then Sam had to bail on … Continue reading

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