Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

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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Mt. Pootlass Smackdown

Where is Mt. Pootlass? Why would one go there? Why were there three rodents? A while back my son, Devlin, was given a copy of Ship’s Whistle by the cafeteria cashier while aboard one of the ferries to Vancouver. It’s … Continue reading

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Grouse grind

It was Friday afternoon and i´ve got an idea to do a Grouse Grind which is well known like no stairs easy walk. It has been first day after while when the trail was officially open. I have this idea regularly … Continue reading

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2017 Brew Hut Solar Expedition

On June 3rd a crew of 9 organized by Roland Burton drove, hiked, snowshoed and skiied up to Brew Hut to replace the solar panel that had been ripped off during the winter previous. Shu Yu Fan drove one car … Continue reading

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Sunshine

written by Roland Burton photos by Paloma Gros and Cassandra Elphinstone This wasn’t my trip.  It was Paloma’s trip.  When she proposed the trip, it sounded like I could get away from home for a whole week, as this was … Continue reading

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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

After waking up at the obscenely early time of 5:30am on a Saturday, I made my way to the bus stop, hopped on to the first bus that came by and struggled not to fall asleep as I made my … Continue reading

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Desert Climbing (Joshua Tree, Red Rocks) February 2017

In February 2016, I had a wonderful trip climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada, with a group of fantastic people. This year, I wanted to go back and get on some new routes. I assembled a group with some of my … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hollyburn Snowshoe

On Saturday February 25th 15 keen VOCers headed to Hollyburn for some beginner friendly snowshoeing. Even though the spring and summer isn’t in sight and it’s mid winter we were all ready for the beach and everybody brought warm Hawaiian vibes with them. … Continue reading

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