Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Going for Gold (The Golden Hinde)

Participants: George Hill, Anna La Lau, Esther Li, Sarah Taylor, Nick Hindley, Mirtha Gamiz, Felix Ossig-Bonanno Thursday, August 17, 2017┬áSarah Taylor In the spirit of the peak bagging challenge that has been taking place this summer, our group signed on … Continue reading

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Exploring Scotland: The Highlands, Sea and Skye

Carly Peterson and I, Kelsey Miller, were on the verge of completing our undergraduate degrees when we decided to plan a trip to celebrate our efforts over the last five years. We were hungry for escape from the confines of … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine up Mt. Seymour

This past Sunday, a group of us eight VOCers went on a trip up Dog Mountain in Seymour Provincial Park. The morning weather showed little promise of clearing, with thick, grey fumes of morning fog hanging heavily over the road, … Continue reading

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The tale of a little beating – Or: How to catch a mouse.

The tale of a little beating. Or: How to catch a mouse. Driving down the winding road to our campsite, we contemplated how fortunate we were to embark on the Juan de Fuca trail on such short notice, many others … Continue reading

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Halloweekend at Phelix Hut

I woke up on Saturday morning around 4:00am in a daze of nerves but mostly excitement about going on my first real VOC trip. Else picked me up and soon we were on the Sea to Sky highway headed to … Continue reading

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A European Best Buds Reunion Part 2: Triglav, Slovenia

After a few days off from our Dolomites adventure, Jake and I spent a day in the beautiful capital of Slovenia, Ljubliana, before heading to Triglav National Park on July 15, 2017. This was truly one of the greenest and … Continue reading

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A European Best Buds Reunion Part 1: Dolomites, Italy

Jake Jones and I became best buds and regular adventure buddies during his time on exchange at UBC. Sadly, he had returned to Manchester to finish his degree. When Nicole Barrette and I received the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant and … Continue reading

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From Squamish to Vancouver: packrafting the Indian way

Getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere, early in the morning. Waving goodbye and turning around, looking ahead into the unknown. This is my favorite type of start, an omen to the best kind of adventures. This one, as … Continue reading

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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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