Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Will run for pulled pork: 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle & Post Run Feast

The 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle was a throw back to the inaugural event. In other words – rainy, wet, and totally typical of Vancouver. I spent the entire week leading up to the run checking the weather forecast and silently … Continue reading

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Iron Chef at Brew Hut

The snow stared falling about half way up the logging road, as we snuggled in the back of the car. After arriving at the trail head, we leisurely hiked to Brew Hut, making it there in less than three hours. … Continue reading

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Friendsgiving day hike: Golden Ears Canyon

This is a day hike trip led by Esther Li. The highlight of the whole hiking trip was that she brought her cat hiking with her! On Monday morning, we all met at Kingsgate Mall. The drive to Golden Ears … Continue reading

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Panorama Ridge/Garibaldi Lake/Black Tusk Thanksgiving Hike (because we had to!)

After Wednesday’s outstanding pre-meeting (great slideshow Rosie!), the drivers (Christian, Jacob and I) made secret contacts to decide which car should arrive late on Saturday. Jacob was very excited about the job and worked hard on a very credible story … Continue reading

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Brilliant Larches and Cheeky Birds in Manning Park

The best part of this VOC trip to EC Manning Provincial Park is that besides the main goal (getting to the top of Frosty Mountain), we also wanted to see the magnificent Alpine Larch trees that characterize Canadien autumns. Once … Continue reading

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Watersprite Lake and Gibson peak

Trip date (Aug 12-13/2017) Watersprite Lake and Gibson Peak VOC Trip The journey began early Saturday morning when myself (Glen) and Mike picked up our car mates and took off for the weekend. We met briefly at Galileo’s Café at … Continue reading

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Some Non-Alcoholic Clouds at Illal Meadows

On Saturday July 22nd at the reasonably early hour of 6:00am, nineteen of us set off from the greater Vancouver area in four vehicles with exactly nineteen seats.  We regrouped at the only Tim Horton’s in Hope where we were … Continue reading

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Grouse Grind + Crown Mountain (+ BCMC Trail)

On Saturday July 29th, seven VOCers gathered at 7:30 am at the Grouse Grind trailhead for a fantastic day of beautiful views that our knees would come to regret. We were not in a rush to do the Grind and … Continue reading

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Joffre Lakes Day Hike on July 8th, 2017

On July 9th, Lianne Mcradu organized a wonderful trip to Joffre Lakes. Twelve amazing persons joined this trip. We departed very early, arrived at the parking lot about 8:30 am and started our hiking at 9:00 am. So many thanks … Continue reading

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49ers (heures). A Stein Valley Traverse July 10-12, 2017

The Stein River watershed is gorgeous. It does not have enough hype. I hope this trip report helps ameliorate that. The standard traverse route of the Stein Valley starts at Lizzie Creek, just outside Pemberton. Approximately 91km of variably overgrown … Continue reading

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