Author Archives: Roland Burton

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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Harrison Hut Trip (Solar Lighting), June 2017

Executive Summary Our objectives were to: Investigate the new logging road being pushed towards the hot spring Check out the hot spring Find out what has been happening to the road and trail to the hut (it’s VOC’s hut after … Continue reading

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Clear Creek Hot Spring May 17-18

There’s some fault line thing that stretches from Harrison Hot Spring in the SE up to Keyhole Hot Spring NW of Pemberton, and maybe beyond. As recently as last year I had visited Keyhole HS, Meager HS (2x), Skook or … Continue reading

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Unparalleled Skiing at Cypress, April 29

The lifts are closed for the season so it’s time to Ski Cypress. Carla and I go up every year at this time to try and remember how to ski, and to sample the loot that comes out of the … Continue reading

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Rob’s and Sara’s 36th Annual Slideshow and Pot Luck Dinner.

Ever wonder what happens to really old VOC people? Well, once a year we tend to get together, on Remembrance Day weekend, and talk about what we have been doing for the past year or two, and how many kids … Continue reading

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Dutch Expedition September 11–13

Else emailed me to ask if it would be irresponsible to go to our Phelix Hut during the grizzly bear “closure” with her friends from Holland who were on the “Felix” rowing team, and would they be eaten by bears. … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut, etc. September 01–05

Executive Summary We (8 of us) arrived at the trail head Thursday evening so as to avoid logging trucks. We spent Friday at the hot springs and because the long weekend had not started yet, they were all ours. Saturday … Continue reading

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Brew Hut Aug 17 — 18

Executive Summary Brew Hut is in excellent shape. Woodshed is full, solar lighting is fine, Coleman stove is fine. We consumed no firewood. Josi performed perhaps the first triple ascent of Brew Mountain. The top of Brew is a really … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Lake 7–9 August

Josi is still in town http://www.ubc-voc.com/2016/07/29/harrison-hut-july-2016 and we figured that we could entertain her by trying to get up the Black Tusk. She likes taking pictures. My objectives were to see if I could still get up the Tusk, and … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Traverse, July 2016

I didn’t write this TR, it was prepared by Ben Heaps, but I don’t know how to get the computer to say that. This epic began with a bad mountain weather forecast, involving thunderstorms. Accepting the risks, the trip was … Continue reading

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