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'''DO NOT DELETE REGISTRATIONS: Registrations numbers are being recorded in the [[VOC Hut Registration Archive]] page at the end of each month. For further information contact the VOC Hut Coordinator [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]].'''
 
'''DO NOT DELETE REGISTRATIONS: Registrations numbers are being recorded in the [[VOC Hut Registration Archive]] page at the end of each month. For further information contact the VOC Hut Coordinator [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]].'''
  
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If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. It's the "right thing to do."
 
If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. It's the "right thing to do."
  
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{{main|Brew Hut}}
 
{{main|Brew Hut}}
 
{{main|Brew Area Trails}}
 
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The [[Brew Hut]] sleeps 12 in relative comfort.  In a pinch there is enough space for [[Media:brew_packing.pdf|16 to sleep in the loft]] and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight.  The current record is 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. <span style="color:red">Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2014, VOC spent about $7k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last five years.  '''This is not the place to make campfires.'''</span> Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't light the wood-burning heater. If you're a strong party consider carrying up your own firewood.
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NThe [[Brew Hut]] sleeps 12 in relative comfort.  In a pinch there is enough space for [[Media:brew_packing.pdf|16 to sleep in the loft]] and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight.  The current record is 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. <span style="color:red">Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2014, VOC spent about $7k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last five years.  '''This is not the place to make campfires.'''</span> Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't light the wood-burning heater. If you're a strong party consider carrying up your own firewood.
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'''IMPORTANT BULLETIN 2018 MARCH 5TH''': The outhouse at Brew is completely full and frozen and the VOC will not have the means to fix it until thaw time in the summer. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Brew Hut plan to bring poop bags. To learn more see [https://www.popsci.com/pooping-guide-hiking-backpacking here] or [https://www.climbing.com/skills/guide-to-going-number-two/ here]. '''PLEASE, DO NOT POOP OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW''' - the snow does not melt here until July and the poop does not decompose. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here].  
  
 
===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information''''' (please maintain chronological order!)
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information''''' (please maintain chronological order!)
*''' 2018 January 1-4 '''  Group of 2 non-VOCers, Toby (tobysreid at hotmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 January 6-7 '''  Group of 9 non-VOCers, Nicole ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 6-7 '''  Group of 2 non-VOCers, Keely ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 6-7 '''  Group of 2 non-VOCers, Greg ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 12-14 ''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, Mark (themarkdawson at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 January 12-15 ''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, Jess ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 13-14 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Wes (bluebery at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 January 27-28 ''' Group of 10 VOC and non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 27-28 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Andrea (andigo111 at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 February 10-12 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Emily ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 February 10-12 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Stefan (moin.moin.pal at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 February 17-25 Reading Week Break at UBC - VOC Priority - Trips likely to occur. [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
 
*''' 2018 February 19-23 ''' Group of 8 (VOC/Non-VOCer mix), Zander (zanderbrais at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 February 28-Mar2 ''' Group of 12, non-VOCers, 6 sleep in hut each night (28th, 1st), Brent (brentgoodman2 at gmail.com)
 
 
*''' 2018 February 28-Mar3 ''' Group of 10, 3 Dogs non-VOCers, Cody (cody.stock at live.ca)
 
*''' 2018 February 28-Mar3 ''' Group of 10, 3 Dogs non-VOCers, Cody (cody.stock at live.ca)
 
*''' 2018 March 1-5 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Markus (markus <dot> reuhkala at gmail)
 
*''' 2018 March 1-5 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Markus (markus <dot> reuhkala at gmail)
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*''' 2018 March 2-4 ''' Group of 6 VOC and non-VOCers, Monica (monica dot mcmahen at gmail dot com)
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*''' 2018 March 3-4 ''' Group of 5 non-VOCers, Wes (bluebery at gmail dot com) | Group of 4 VOCers Heather ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 March 4-5 ''' Group of 2 non - Vocers, (colin dot knudsen at gmail.com)
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*''' 2018 March 7-10 ''' Group of 4 non-VOCers Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
 
*''' 2018 March 8-10 ''' Group of 10 non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 March 8-10 ''' Group of 10 non-VOCers ([email protected])
*''' 2018 March 10-11 ''' Group of 8 VOC and non-VOCers, Monica (monica dot mcmahen at gmail dot com)
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*''' 2018 March 10-11 ''' Group of 8 non-VOCers ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 March 10-12''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Catherine ([email protected])
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* '''2018 March 11-12 ''' Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOCers (christinebeaulieu1990 at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 March 14-19 ''' Group of 15, VOC and non-VOCers, 30th birthday, Lexi ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 March 14-19 ''' Group of 15, VOC and non-VOCers, 30th birthday, Lexi ([email protected])
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
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*''' 2018 March 22-25''' Group of 20, non- VOCs. Jordan Uittenbogaard ([email protected] IG JordsyU)
*''' 2018 April 7-8 ''' Group of 16 non-VOCers, Gordon (ggassoc1 at gmail)
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority [[user:ghill031|George Hill]],'''
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*''' 2018 March 29-Apr1''' Group of 6, 3 dogs non-VOCers, Naomi ([email protected])
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* '''2018 March 30-Apr1''' Group of 4, 1 dog non VOCers, Brennan ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 April 3-6 ''' Group of 3 non-VOC types ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 April 14-15''' Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])
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* '''2018 April 18-19''' Group of 3 non - VOCers ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 April 27-29''' Group of 2 VOCers and 1 non-VOC infidel (jeffigator at gmail)
  
 
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:;<small>2018 March 23rd - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>:<small> Lighting should work now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer.  Door and outhouse will likely not be fixed until summer.</small>
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:;<small>2018 March 5th - [[user:Hfilyk|Heather Filyk]]</small>:<small>As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.</small>
 
:;<small>2017 June 10th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.</small>  
 
:;<small>2017 June 10th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.</small>  
 
:;<small>2017 June 9th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>The [[Coleman Stoves|Coleman stove]] up there was tested as working on this date.  The VOC does not supply fuel for it.  If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.</small>  
 
:;<small>2017 June 9th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>The [[Coleman Stoves|Coleman stove]] up there was tested as working on this date.  The VOC does not supply fuel for it.  If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.</small>  
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{{main|Phelix Creek FSR}}
 
{{main|Phelix Creek FSR}}
 
The [[Brian Waddington Hut]] can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs. We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from  around the Hut.
 
The [[Brian Waddington Hut]] can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs. We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from  around the Hut.
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here]. 
  
 
===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
*''' 2017 December 26-Jan3  [[Brian_Waddington_Hut_New_Years_2018|Large group of VOCers for New Years; Hut likely full 28 to 2nd]]''' Contact: [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]
 
*''' 2018 January 3-5 ''' Group of 5 to 6 VOCers ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 5-7 ''' group of 1 VOCer and 5 non VOCers (Tyler Vandermolen [email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 6-7 ''' group of 4 non VOCers (Thomas Cameron [email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 12-13 ''' group of 3 VOCers (Jeffigator at gmail.com)
 
*''' 2018 January 13-14''' group of 8 to 10 non VOCers ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 January 14-16 ''' group of 2 VOC alumi [email protected]
 
*''' 2018 January 16-19 ''' group of 12 ACC (Marcus; marct at alumni.sfu.ca)
 
*''' 2018 January 18-20 ''' group of 2 non VOCers (jess dot elin dot paul at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 January 19-21 ''' group of 9 VOC and non VOCers (cam dot stuart2 at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 January 25-28 ''' group of 8 non VOCers (Ruaraidh.stenson at gmail.com)
 
*''' 2018 January 27-28 ''' group of 6 non-VOCers (erica dot carter at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 February 9-13 ''' group of up to 8 non VOCers (Randy.Oakley at gmail.com)
 
*''' 2018 February 10-11 ''' group of 4 non VOCers (michael at naviusresearch.com)
 
*''' 2018 February 10-13 ''' group of 10 non-VOCers (andigo111 at gmail dot com)
 
*''' 2018 February 17-25 Reading Week Break at UBC - VOC Priority - Trips likely to occur. [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
 
 
*''' 2018 March 3-4 ''' The Noughty VOCers Reunion (phil.tomlinson at gmail.com)
 
*''' 2018 March 3-4 ''' The Noughty VOCers Reunion (phil.tomlinson at gmail.com)
*''' 2018 March 10-11 ''' group of 16 non-VOCers, CROSSNA, Gloria, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 3-4''' Group of 2: one VOCer and one non-VOCer ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 March 5-7''' Group of 2 non VOCers (jasonthompsonj at gmail dot com)
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*''' 2018 March 10-11 ''' Group of 16 non-VOCers, CROSSNA, Gloria, [email protected]
 
*''' 2018 March 10-18 ''' Group of 5 non-VOCers. Tyler Wilson. [email protected]
 
*''' 2018 March 10-18 ''' Group of 5 non-VOCers. Tyler Wilson. [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 16-20 ''' Group of 2 non-VOCers. Sean O'Neil [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 17-20. '''Group of 4 non-VOCers. [email protected]
 
*''' 2018 March 23-25 ''' Group of 12 non-VOCers, Aly ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 March 23-25 ''' Group of 12 non-VOCers, Aly ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 March 24-25 ''' group of 6 non-VOCers (Carlene, [email protected])
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*''' 2018 March 25-30''' Group of 3 no vocers ([email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 27-30''' Group of 2 (1 VOCer, 1 non) ([email protected])
 
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
 
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' group of 8 non-VOCers, Jeremy , [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' Group of 22 VOCers, Rob, [email protected]
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' group of 8 non-VOCers, Sarah, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' Group of 8 non-VOCers, Jeremy , [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' Group of 8 non-VOCers, Sarah, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 ''' Group of 3 non-VOCers, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2''' Group of 4 VOCers, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 April 14-15:''' Group Of 3-6 non-VOCers.  Scott, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 April 17-19:''' Group of 4 non-VOC'ers. [email protected]
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*''' 2018 April 28-29:''' Group of 2 non-VOCers, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 August 4-5''' Four Fantastic Friends non-VOC, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 September 9-18'''  Group of 10 VOCers and 1 non-VOCer and 5 dogs [email protected]
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===Bulletins===
 
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:;<small>2018 January 5th - [[user:E.skierszkan|Elliot Skierszkan]]</small>:<small>Our party of 4 was the last ''VOC''-affiliated party to leave the hut, yesterday. We did a good clean up of the surfaces and kitchenware, hauled out the remaining garbage, chipped the ice away from the windows and door frames so they would shut properly and generally left the hut in much greater condition than when we arrived on the 31st. The hut does have a resident mouse, unfortunately. Tom and Cassandra did an amazing job clearing alder on the way up, and I also hacked away some more on my way down. Tom and Cassandra removed most of the alder close to the trail, so by the time I was sweeping out I was attacking what little remained. The result of this and many previous trail-clearing efforts mean that the ski in/out of Phelix is in the best condition I have ever seen it, so great work to all those involved!</small>  
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:;<small>'''2018 April 19th - Luc Frost'''</small>: <small>We planned on driving most of the FSR but had to change plans immediately due to a huge boulder that has blocked the road right at the very start. We managed to clear a route around it by removing the trees that it had taken out after it rolled down the hill, and managed to get around the landslide (don't do this in a truck.. way too sketchy) but there is a LOT of snow from the very start so we had to park up just before the landslide. Thanks to Scott McKenzie's email, I had a good idea of what the rest of the trail would be like. We spent 3 days up at the hut. It was mostly full on the first night so bear in mind a lot of people don't realize the registration page exists.</small>
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:;<small>'''2018 April 15th - Scott McKenzie'''</small>: <small>Parked at the gate to Birkenhead Prov. Park and started skinning up the Phelix Creek FSR.  There were a few sections we had to boot pack up, and they were longer on the way down due to snow melt Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  The snowmobile tracks between the parking lot and the trail split were a pain, more so on the ski out as it was all slushy, tight rollers.  The section above the split (just before the 2nd bridge on the way up) was pretty good.  The snowpack was soft under foot, and even skis were sinking on occasion if you stepped off the buried skin track (we broke Trail the whole way up).  There were a number of small creeks that still had snow bridge dips over them, but we had to pop skis off and walk across the wider creek (single log bridge with a rope handrail).  The steep portion (last 2km before the lake) of the trail was pretty icy which was tough both up and down. The Hut is in pretty good shape, there was lots of snow at the top, there are openings in the creek, but the lake is still nicely frozen.  There is no propane left for the stove or griddle, but otherwise it’s clean and cozy.  Skiing off Cabin Hill Sunday was stable and ankle deep pow.</small>
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:;<small>2018 March 10th - Jason John Thompson</small>: <small> skins on from beginning on phelix fsr. it took 5.5 hrs with two snack breaks easy pace. leave early easy skinning first 7km. last 3km is a slog with “skin track” of sub optimal. the phelix creek trail steep hill skinning at the end is icy since everyone coming down and pizza wedges it. we even took skis off at one point to boot up ice. once at lake lots of snow soft of N aspect. south aspects got sun baked. I imagine its frozen crust now. cabin minus 2 in morning with 2 peeps. amazing terrain.</small>
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:;<small>2018 January 5th - [[user:E.skierszkan|Elliot Skierszkan]]</small>: <small>Our party of 4 was the last ''VOC''-affiliated party to leave the hut, yesterday. We did a good clean up of the surfaces and kitchenware, hauled out the remaining garbage, chipped the ice away from the windows and door frames so they would shut properly and generally left the hut in much greater condition than when we arrived on the 31st. The hut does have a resident mouse, unfortunately. Tom and Cassandra did an amazing job clearing alder on the way up, and I also hacked away some more on my way down. Tom and Cassandra removed most of the alder close to the trail, so by the time I was sweeping out I was attacking what little remained. The result of this and many previous trail-clearing efforts mean that the ski in/out of Phelix is in the best condition I have ever seen it, so great work to all those involved!</small>  
 
:;<small>2017 November 13th - Tanner Dobson</small>: <small>Just got back from a weekend romp up Phelix, left Friday night, trail was passable to the big creek washout with the log bridge on dirt. Chains or good winters now required with new snow that fell this weekend. Trail wasnt skiable until the elevation of the lake though that may change with sunday's storm, still not great skiing up there yet, needs a bit more snow</small>
 
:;<small>2017 November 13th - Tanner Dobson</small>: <small>Just got back from a weekend romp up Phelix, left Friday night, trail was passable to the big creek washout with the log bridge on dirt. Chains or good winters now required with new snow that fell this weekend. Trail wasnt skiable until the elevation of the lake though that may change with sunday's storm, still not great skiing up there yet, needs a bit more snow</small>
 
:;<small>2017 October 29th - [[user:Elsebosman|Else Bosman]]</small>: <small>The first part of the logging road is blocked by a large number of fallen trees. There are about 12 spots (one or multiple trees) that require a saw - can be done by hand saw. You can hike around the trees but the logging road is blocked from traffic about 5 min after the landslide. Road is clear after the first bridge. Snow at the lake is about 75 cm deep and the lake is nowhere close to being frozen yet.</small>  
 
:;<small>2017 October 29th - [[user:Elsebosman|Else Bosman]]</small>: <small>The first part of the logging road is blocked by a large number of fallen trees. There are about 12 spots (one or multiple trees) that require a saw - can be done by hand saw. You can hike around the trees but the logging road is blocked from traffic about 5 min after the landslide. Road is clear after the first bridge. Snow at the lake is about 75 cm deep and the lake is nowhere close to being frozen yet.</small>  
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{{main|Burton Hut}}
 
{{main|Burton Hut}}
 
{{main|Burton Hut Centennial Trail}}
 
{{main|Burton Hut Centennial Trail}}
The [[Burton Hut]] sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy.  Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it.  Typically it is frozen by the start of February. This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. In addition, if you stay at Sphinx, or anywhere in Garibaldi park, you must pay BC Parks $10 per person per night, even if you are a VOC membership-paying person. This may be paid online by going to the Garibaldi Park website and selecting Garibaldi Lake. The campground will be unlimited until the summer season starting at the end of June. Here is the link to the BC Parks/ Garibaldi website where you can pay: [https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Garibaldi?Type=7]. '''The penalty for not paying is $144 per person'''. If you are staying elsewhere in the backcountry area of the park select the campground nearest the location of where you intend to be backcountry camping. The only limited site will be Elphin Shelter so do not use that one to pay backcountry fees.  
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The [[Burton Hut]] sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy.  Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it.  Typically it is frozen by the start of February. This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here]. 
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'''IMPORTANT BULLETIN 2018 APRIL 2ND''': The outhouse at Burton is completely full and the VOC will not have the means to conduct maintenance on it until summer. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. To learn more see [https://www.popsci.com/pooping-guide-hiking-backpacking here] or [https://www.climbing.com/skills/guide-to-going-number-two/ here]. '''PLEASE, DO NOT POOP OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW.''' Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here].  
  
 
===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
*''' 2018 February 10-12 ''' Group of 15 non-VOCers, CROSSNA, Gloria, [email protected].com
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*''' 2018 February 28-Mar2''' Group of 12 non-VOCers, brentgoodman2 at gmail.com
*''' 2018 February 17-25 Large Group of VOCers for Reading Week break, Philippe Le Billon, plebillon  at yahoo.com '''
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*''' 2018 March 2-4''' Group of 9 non-VOCers, climie26 at gmail.com  
*''' 2018 February 23-24 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Alpine Club of Canada, Jessica Stewart, geologistjessica at gmail.com
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*''' 2018 March 3-4''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, derek.badner at hotmail.com
*''' 2018 March 9-10 ''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, michael at naviusresearch.com  
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*''' 2018 March 3-4''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Jacqueline ([email protected])
*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]'''
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*''' 2018 March 8-9''' Group of 5 non-VOCers, Eric, eric.david.sanderson[at]gmail.com
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*''' 2018 March 9-10''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, michael at naviusresearch.com  
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*''' 2018 March 10-11''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, Valentin, avlmetayer[at]gmail.com
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*''' 2018 March 10-11''' Group of 8-10 non-VOCers,Jian, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 11-12''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, tyler.wilson at alumni dot ubc dot ca
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*''' 2018 March 16-18''' Group of 11 VOCers, Will, willsmith1618033 at gmail dot com
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*''' 2018 March 17-18''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, acoope03 at gmail.com
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*''' 2018 March 20-21''' Group of 5 non-VOCers, [email protected]
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* '''2018 March 20-24''' Group of 3 non-VOCers,  [email protected]
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* '''2018 March 24-25''' Group of 10-17 VOCers, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority - Trips likely to occur. Contact [[user:ghill031|George Hill]] before registering for these nights.'''
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*''' 2018 March 30-31''' Group of 4 non-VOC, Emily, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr1''' Group of 5, Greg, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr1''' Group of 3 VOCers, Moe, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr1''' Group of 2 non-VOCers, Neil, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr1''' Group of 2 non-VOC, Chris Morrow, mail (at) chrismorrow.org
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*''' 2018 April 12-15''' Group of 5 non-VOCers, Tim ([email protected])
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* '''2018 April 14-15''' Group of 3 non-VOCers, Catherine ([email protected])
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*''' 2018 April 20-21''' Group of 5-6 non-VOCers (BCMC), jim+bcmc [at] nosella.net
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*''' 2018 April 28-29''' Group of 6 VOCers, Kasia, cellerk at yahoo dot ca
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*''' 2018 April 30-May1''' Group of 5 non-VOCers, Rory, [email protected]
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*''' 2018 May 16-21''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, chris.g.courtney [at] gmail.com
  
 
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===Bulletins===
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:;<small>2018 February 21st - [[user:George|George]]</small>: <small>Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated [[VOC Journal|here]].</small>
 
:;<small>2011 July 1st - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>The Coleman stove has been replaced with one which will hopefully be more reliable. It may be advisable to carry in your own stove and not to rely entirely on the hut stove working.</small>
 
:;<small>2011 July 1st - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>The Coleman stove has been replaced with one which will hopefully be more reliable. It may be advisable to carry in your own stove and not to rely entirely on the hut stove working.</small>
 
:;<small>2007 April 20th - [[user:Geoffbriggs|Geoff Briggs]]</small>: <small>The hut is in great shape, very tidy and well put together. A note on the Coleman stove reports a leak. We didn't try it since we had a camp stove. Nor did we, or the other group of five guys, test the heater or lantern. There are a couple snow melting pots and a 5gal bucket for collecting creek water, but no cook pots or other utensils. The creek is open and the water sweet, but don't venture there in your booties.</small>
 
:;<small>2007 April 20th - [[user:Geoffbriggs|Geoff Briggs]]</small>: <small>The hut is in great shape, very tidy and well put together. A note on the Coleman stove reports a leak. We didn't try it since we had a camp stove. Nor did we, or the other group of five guys, test the heater or lantern. There are a couple snow melting pots and a 5gal bucket for collecting creek water, but no cook pots or other utensils. The creek is open and the water sweet, but don't venture there in your booties.</small>
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut]]'''
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:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut</small>]]'''
  
 
==Harrison Hut Registration==
 
==Harrison Hut Registration==
 
{{main|Harrison Hut}}
 
{{main|Harrison Hut}}
 
{{main|Harrison Hut Trail}}
 
{{main|Harrison Hut Trail}}
The [[Harrison Hut]] sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy.  Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier.  Read more here: [[Harrison Hut Trail]]. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions.
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The [[Harrison Hut]] sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy.  Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier.  Read more here: [[Harrison Hut Trail]]. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions. <br>
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In case you were planning to ski into the Harrison Hut, you will probably have to ski about 25km of unplowed road even before you get to the trail head, so unless you have a snowmobile, this is probably not going to work.  If you were planning to helicopter in and out, expect to pay ca $2k for the flight in and another $2k for the flight out.
  
 
===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
*''' 2018 January 5-8 ''' Group of 4 non-VOCers, (jasonlobb at gmail)
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*''' 2018 June 23-24''' Group of 5-10 VOCers, cassandra dot elphinstone at shaw dot ca
*''' 2018 January 11-14 ''' Group of 15 non-VOCers, Kirill (gefresh at hotmail dot com)
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*''' 2018 July 7-12 ''' Group of 6 non-VOCers, Whepler (hepler7 at Comcast dot net)
*''' 2018 February 17-25 ''' Reading Week Break at UBC - VOC Priority. [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]
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*''' 2018 August 24-26''' Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected].ca)
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:;<small>2016 September 2nd - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>There is not much wood left in the Hut to burn but there is a fair amount of deadfall around the Hut that could be gathered with some scavenging.</small>
 
:;<small>2016 September 2nd - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>There is not much wood left in the Hut to burn but there is a fair amount of deadfall around the Hut that could be gathered with some scavenging.</small>
 
:;<small>2016 June 1st - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>Please note there is active logging near the the trail-head. The Harrison Hut Trail is OPEN. Use EXTREME CAUTION on 4wd Spur. See Official Post here: [[Harrison Hut 2016 Summer Update]]</small>  
 
:;<small>2016 June 1st - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>Please note there is active logging near the the trail-head. The Harrison Hut Trail is OPEN. Use EXTREME CAUTION on 4wd Spur. See Official Post here: [[Harrison Hut 2016 Summer Update]]</small>  
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut]]'''
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:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut</small>]]'''
  
 
==Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration==
 
==Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration==
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===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
*''' 2018 January 4-7 ''' Group of 5 non-VOCers mjeugster AT gmail DOT com
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*''' 2018 March 24-31  '''Group of 5 non VOCers ([email protected]gmail.com)
*''' 2018 January 12-14 ''' Group of 6 VOCers Ryan M. ([email protected]gmail.com)
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*''' 2018 March 30-Apr2''' Group of 4 VOC & non-VOCers (shanexduan at gmail)
*''' 2018 January 19-22 ''' Group of 5 non-VOCers KevinM [email protected].com (interested in cabin/snow info from December groups)
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*''' 2018 July 20-24 ''' Hello, I understand the VOC is planning a trip to the Lizzie Creek Cabin this year. I would like to advise the VOC that I am planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary with a friends and family from '''July 20th - 24th''' at the cabin. Tom Anderson. (one of the 4 builders of the cabin)
*''' 2018 January 29 to February 4th ''' Group of 5 non VOCers maciej_s at telus.net
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*''' 2018 Dec 27-Jan2 ''' Group of 8 from the BCMC and others.  Same work party that put in the new stove.  Hope to fly in wood for a new floor.  Brian Sheffield [email protected]  If you have a spare chainsaw or anything else of use that you would like to donate we can fly that in too.
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===Bulletins===
 
===Bulletins===
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:;<small>2018 March 22nd - [[User:Bsheffield|Brian Sheffield]]</small>: <small>Recently a new wood stove and pipe were added, the door fixed, wood cut, gaps in the logs filled and the bark peeled.  There is one new Coleman lantern and two fully functioning Coleman two burner stoves along with all the pots, pans, cups plates and utensils for a dinner party for 12.  No need to bring anything to cook with, or eat on, just bring some white gas (liquid fuel).</small>
 
:;<small>2016 October 4th - [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>After a VOC work hike and the BC Government helping to clean up the trail, it is now completely clear and a beginner friendly trail. Work still needs to be done on the roof of the Hut, the floor of the Hut and the safety of the new one log bridge.</small>
 
:;<small>2016 October 4th - [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>After a VOC work hike and the BC Government helping to clean up the trail, it is now completely clear and a beginner friendly trail. Work still needs to be done on the roof of the Hut, the floor of the Hut and the safety of the new one log bridge.</small>
 
:;<small>2010 July 27th - [[User:Pforysinski|Piotr Forysinski]]</small>: <small>A VOC party visited it in the summer of 2010 after spending a day brushing out the access road.  See for details [[2010 July 24-25 Lizzie Creek Cabin Workhike]]</small>
 
:;<small>2010 July 27th - [[User:Pforysinski|Piotr Forysinski]]</small>: <small>A VOC party visited it in the summer of 2010 after spending a day brushing out the access road.  See for details [[2010 July 24-25 Lizzie Creek Cabin Workhike]]</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Lizzie Creek Cabin]]'''
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Lizzie Creek Cabin]]'''
  
==Keith's (Cerise Cr) Hut Registration==
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==Keith's Hut Registration==
 
{{main|Keith's Hut}}
 
{{main|Keith's Hut}}
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{{main|Cerise Creek Trail}}
 
Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.  Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.
 
Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.  Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.
  
 
===Registration Board===
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
*''' 2018 February 10-11 ''' Group of 4 people, 1 fluff ball. Chris M. justchrisg@gmail.com
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*''' 2018 March 3-4''' Group of 4 people (non-VOC), Ben ([email protected])
*''' 2018 February 11-12 ''' Group of 4-6 people (non-VOC), [email protected].com
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*''' 2018 March 3-4''' Group of 3 people (non-VOC), Jordan (jbbalanko at g****)
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*''' 2018 March 7-11''' Group of 4 people non-VOC, Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
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*''' 2018 March 10-11''' Group of 8 people (VOCers), Jordyn (jaycarss at gmail dot com)
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*''' 2018 March 17-18''' Group of 8 people (non-VOC), Karen (campbell.karen.e@gmail.com).
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*''' 2018 April 7-8''' Group of 9 (non-VOC) Rowan (rowan.springfield at g mail dot com)
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*''' 2018 April 20-22''' Group of 18 (non-VOC), Cole (colebrassington  eighty-eight at gmail.com).
  
 
===Bulletins===
 
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:;<small>2009 June 27th - [[user:Bramvs|Bram Van Straaten]]</small>:<small>A BCMC party flagged a new route on the west side of Cerise Creek. Follow flagging on the right, a bit after the first bridge over Cayoosh Creek (right after the parking lot on Hwy 99). See [http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31433 ClubTread] for more details.</small>
 
:;<small>2009 June 27th - [[user:Bramvs|Bram Van Straaten]]</small>:<small>A BCMC party flagged a new route on the west side of Cerise Creek. Follow flagging on the right, a bit after the first bridge over Cayoosh Creek (right after the parking lot on Hwy 99). See [http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31433 ClubTread] for more details.</small>
 
:;<small>2009 June 4th - [[user:Lommer|Lommer]]</small>:<small>Took the newly flagged route up, about 1hr to the summer trailhead on the Cerise FSR. On the way back we waded Cerise creek (almost crotch high water) at the Cerise FSR and took the east side trail back. The latter option is much faster (~30mins), but you'll get wet feet.</small>
 
:;<small>2009 June 4th - [[user:Lommer|Lommer]]</small>:<small>Took the newly flagged route up, about 1hr to the summer trailhead on the Cerise FSR. On the way back we waded Cerise creek (almost crotch high water) at the Cerise FSR and took the east side trail back. The latter option is much faster (~30mins), but you'll get wet feet.</small>
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut]]'''
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:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut</small>]]'''
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==Snowspider Hut Registration==
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{{main|Snowspider Hut}}
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Note that Snowspider Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.  The loft in the Hut can only sleep about 4 persons, but more can fit on the floor. With the limited space, registering your intentions here can help coordinate use so that you don't end up tenting by surprise. Keep in mind that, like Keith's, many may not be aware of this registration board and might not be registered below.
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===Registration Board===
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'''''Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information'''''
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*''' 2018 March 8-10''' Group of 4 people, Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
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*''' 2018 April 14-15''' Group of 7
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===Bulletins===
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:;<small>2017 October 16th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>:<small>A VOC party drove up Twin One FSR for about 11 km and then navigated to the hut by GPS. See trip report [http://www.ubc-voc.com/2017/10/16/snowspider-hut-via-twin-one-fsr here].</small>
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:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut</small>]]'''
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==Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration==
 
==Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration==
 
{{main|Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts}}
 
{{main|Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts}}
 
The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it/them, you are welcome to do so.
 
The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it/them, you are welcome to do so.
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{{Garibaldi Park Permit}}
  
 
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:;<small>2017 March 3rd - Brett Logan</small>: <small>Slept in the A-frame one this past Saturday and it was super cozy. There are some old foam mattresses and rusty nails and the door doesn't seal but with three of us inside it was super warm. Always windy in that area so shelters are free of snow. </small>
 
:;<small>2015 April 22nd - Steve Grant</small>: <small>The huts are in good condition, and seem to be getting little use. The west side of Sentinel Bay is now open water. It is possible to get ashore off the lake on the east side, but you have to navigate around the open creek outflow and the usual wet area along the fringe of the lake. One hot day will spell the end of adequate conditions. Nice beach at the east end of the bay. There's so little snow that approaching the hut once off the lake requires some dodging around or taking the skis off. The Sentinel Bay area of Lake Garibaldi melts out first, and conditions are marginal now for skiing. I'd advise against trying it with snowshoes. Despite that, everywhere on the lake I tried to dig a hole to get water, I ran into a hard thick layer of ice that could not be penetrated with an aluminum shovel.</small>
 
:;<small>2015 April 22nd - Steve Grant</small>: <small>The huts are in good condition, and seem to be getting little use. The west side of Sentinel Bay is now open water. It is possible to get ashore off the lake on the east side, but you have to navigate around the open creek outflow and the usual wet area along the fringe of the lake. One hot day will spell the end of adequate conditions. Nice beach at the east end of the bay. There's so little snow that approaching the hut once off the lake requires some dodging around or taking the skis off. The Sentinel Bay area of Lake Garibaldi melts out first, and conditions are marginal now for skiing. I'd advise against trying it with snowshoes. Despite that, everywhere on the lake I tried to dig a hole to get water, I ran into a hard thick layer of ice that could not be penetrated with an aluminum shovel.</small>
 
:;<small>2011 March 27th - [[user:Camshaft]]</small>:  <small>Hut location 10 U 500456 5527329 -Larger hut, with smaller sleeping areas has broken window, snow building on bunks -smaller hut, with larger sleeping areas is ok, small snow drifts inside from leaks in walls</small>
 
:;<small>2011 March 27th - [[user:Camshaft]]</small>:  <small>Hut location 10 U 500456 5527329 -Larger hut, with smaller sleeping areas has broken window, snow building on bunks -smaller hut, with larger sleeping areas is ok, small snow drifts inside from leaks in walls</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts</small>]]'''
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts</small>]]'''

Latest revision as of 07:35, 21 April 2018

How to Register

Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page. You may need to create an account, which can be done from the log in page. Include your email address in your account information. It will not be exposed to the public but it will allow people to contact you with the "email this user" feature. Edit this Wiki page using the edit tab. Or just edit the subsection you want to change using the edit buttons to the right of each heading. See help:contents for help with editing the wiki. Add a line to the appropriate hut section with your registration. Include the following information:

  • The date you plan to use the hut
  • The size of your group. Do not describe your party size as "hut full". This isn't a very good descriptor - it's way too subjective. Try and give some real numbers, even if it's only an estimate or a range. We don't ask that you're so specific, but please try and estimate a number and update that to be as accurate as you can. VOC trips, in particular, can usually be found on the trip agenda - so if you are a VOC Member, you can see not only how many people are coming, but even what their names are and who's driving (if the organizer is keen they will have a link directly in the hut registration page).
  • Your contact information - your phone number, email address, or a link to your user or user:talk page (easily created with ~~~~ or ~~~). If you have registered your email with the VOCWiki, other people can contact you through your user:talk page without revealing your email address.

If your chosen date becomes too busy for your liking, you may move your registration to another date. Update your registration if any details about your group change.


DO NOT DELETE REGISTRATIONS: Registrations numbers are being recorded in the VOC Hut Registration Archive page at the end of each month. For further information contact the VOC Hut Coordinator George Hill.



If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. It's the "right thing to do."

Remember - it's a registration not a reservation


You are registering to tell people that you are going, but also to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking. That's why you need to include your contact information. Feel free to register far in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students).

VOC members are very tolerant of cramped conditions in our huts. If you would prefer to avoid crowded situations, please register below so the VOC and other users can contact you to coordinate use. The rule for VOC huts is that there is always room for one more (this works both ways).

We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of $10 per person per night; We now have a place where you can donate online! Alternatively you could send it to us or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money is exclusively for goods to maintain the huts and their trails. All of the hard labor is done by volunteers. If you are interested in doing trail work on your way up to any of the Huts the VOC has a complete set of Tools that you can freely borrow. View our complete inventory of tools at our Tool Inventory page.


Brew Hut Registration

Main article: Brew Hut
Main article: Brew Area Trails

NThe Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort. In a pinch there is enough space for 16 to sleep in the loft and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight. The current record is 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2014, VOC spent about $7k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last five years. This is not the place to make campfires. Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't light the wood-burning heater. If you're a strong party consider carrying up your own firewood.

IMPORTANT BULLETIN 2018 MARCH 5TH: The outhouse at Brew is completely full and frozen and the VOC will not have the means to fix it until thaw time in the summer. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Brew Hut plan to bring poop bags. To learn more see here or here. PLEASE, DO NOT POOP OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW - the snow does not melt here until July and the poop does not decompose. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.

You can make a donation for your stay here.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

  • 2018 February 28-Mar3 Group of 10, 3 Dogs non-VOCers, Cody (cody.stock at live.ca)
  • 2018 March 1-5 Group of 6 non-VOCers, Markus (markus <dot> reuhkala at gmail)
  • 2018 March 2-4 Group of 6 VOC and non-VOCers, Monica (monica dot mcmahen at gmail dot com)
  • 2018 March 3-4 Group of 5 non-VOCers, Wes (bluebery at gmail dot com) | Group of 4 VOCers Heather ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 4-5 Group of 2 non - Vocers, (colin dot knudsen at gmail.com)
  • 2018 March 7-10 Group of 4 non-VOCers Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
  • 2018 March 8-10 Group of 10 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 10-11 Group of 8 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 10-12 Group of 6 non-VOCers, Catherine ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 11-12 Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOCers (christinebeaulieu1990 at gmail dot com)
  • 2018 March 14-19 Group of 15, VOC and non-VOCers, 30th birthday, Lexi ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 22-25 Group of 20, non- VOCs. Jordan Uittenbogaard ([email protected] IG JordsyU)
  • 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority George Hill,
  • 2018 March 29-Apr1 Group of 6, 3 dogs non-VOCers, Naomi ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 30-Apr1 Group of 4, 1 dog non VOCers, Brennan ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 3-6 Group of 3 non-VOC types ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 14-15 Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 18-19 Group of 3 non - VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 27-29 Group of 2 VOCers and 1 non-VOC infidel (jeffigator at gmail)

Bulletins

2018 March 23rd - Roland Burton
Lighting should work now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer. Door and outhouse will likely not be fixed until summer.
2018 March 5th - Heather Filyk
As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.
2017 June 10th - Roland Burton
We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.
2017 June 9th - George Hill
The Coleman stove up there was tested as working on this date. The VOC does not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.
2017 January 15th - George Hill
A security guard has been unlawfully preventing cars for non-motorized recreationalists from getting to the winter parking lot. This security guard does not have authorization from the Squamish Forest District and therefore if you are stopped, call Dave Southam the Sea to Sky District Manager at (604) 898-2141. The VOC is currently reviewing this ongoing issue and is pursuing methods to mitigate impact for those trying to access Brew Hut. If you would like to be involved in the conversation, check out this VOC message board thread. If you are a snowmobiler, there is a $20 access fee that you must pay. For more information contact George Hill
2016 May 1st - Roland Burton
The road at the R200 junction has been re-opened, 4WD High Clearance to the trailhead.
2015 December 4th - Roland Burton
The road at the R200 junction has been "deactivated", with a log across the road.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brew Hut

Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration

Main article: Brian Waddington Hut
Main article: Phelix Creek Trail
Main article: Phelix Creek FSR

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs. We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from around the Hut.

You can make a donation for your stay here

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

Bulletins

2018 April 19th - Luc Frost
We planned on driving most of the FSR but had to change plans immediately due to a huge boulder that has blocked the road right at the very start. We managed to clear a route around it by removing the trees that it had taken out after it rolled down the hill, and managed to get around the landslide (don't do this in a truck.. way too sketchy) but there is a LOT of snow from the very start so we had to park up just before the landslide. Thanks to Scott McKenzie's email, I had a good idea of what the rest of the trail would be like. We spent 3 days up at the hut. It was mostly full on the first night so bear in mind a lot of people don't realize the registration page exists.
2018 April 15th - Scott McKenzie
Parked at the gate to Birkenhead Prov. Park and started skinning up the Phelix Creek FSR.  There were a few sections we had to boot pack up, and they were longer on the way down due to snow melt Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  The snowmobile tracks between the parking lot and the trail split were a pain, more so on the ski out as it was all slushy, tight rollers.  The section above the split (just before the 2nd bridge on the way up) was pretty good.  The snowpack was soft under foot, and even skis were sinking on occasion if you stepped off the buried skin track (we broke Trail the whole way up).  There were a number of small creeks that still had snow bridge dips over them, but we had to pop skis off and walk across the wider creek (single log bridge with a rope handrail).  The steep portion (last 2km before the lake) of the trail was pretty icy which was tough both up and down. The Hut is in pretty good shape, there was lots of snow at the top, there are openings in the creek, but the lake is still nicely frozen.  There is no propane left for the stove or griddle, but otherwise it’s clean and cozy. Skiing off Cabin Hill Sunday was stable and ankle deep pow.
2018 March 10th - Jason John Thompson
skins on from beginning on phelix fsr. it took 5.5 hrs with two snack breaks easy pace. leave early easy skinning first 7km. last 3km is a slog with “skin track” of sub optimal. the phelix creek trail steep hill skinning at the end is icy since everyone coming down and pizza wedges it. we even took skis off at one point to boot up ice. once at lake lots of snow soft of N aspect. south aspects got sun baked. I imagine its frozen crust now. cabin minus 2 in morning with 2 peeps. amazing terrain.
2018 January 5th - Elliot Skierszkan
Our party of 4 was the last VOC-affiliated party to leave the hut, yesterday. We did a good clean up of the surfaces and kitchenware, hauled out the remaining garbage, chipped the ice away from the windows and door frames so they would shut properly and generally left the hut in much greater condition than when we arrived on the 31st. The hut does have a resident mouse, unfortunately. Tom and Cassandra did an amazing job clearing alder on the way up, and I also hacked away some more on my way down. Tom and Cassandra removed most of the alder close to the trail, so by the time I was sweeping out I was attacking what little remained. The result of this and many previous trail-clearing efforts mean that the ski in/out of Phelix is in the best condition I have ever seen it, so great work to all those involved!
2017 November 13th - Tanner Dobson
Just got back from a weekend romp up Phelix, left Friday night, trail was passable to the big creek washout with the log bridge on dirt. Chains or good winters now required with new snow that fell this weekend. Trail wasnt skiable until the elevation of the lake though that may change with sunday's storm, still not great skiing up there yet, needs a bit more snow
2017 October 29th - Else Bosman
The first part of the logging road is blocked by a large number of fallen trees. There are about 12 spots (one or multiple trees) that require a saw - can be done by hand saw. You can hike around the trees but the logging road is blocked from traffic about 5 min after the landslide. Road is clear after the first bridge. Snow at the lake is about 75 cm deep and the lake is nowhere close to being frozen yet.
2017 September 24th - Alan Martin
The stove worked well, fans were running and the guitar was pretty much in tune (our singing voices less so). We observed grizzly tracks in several places in the soft sediments surrounding the lake, but did not see any bears. We also saw Felidae tracks (lynx or cougar) and smaller canine tracks (dog, coyote or small wolf). Left the place very clean and packed everything out.
2016 September 14th
Road is okay for 4WDHC, but slide alder will scratch your paint. Re-hung door so it now stops mice more effectively, though they seem to have other ways to get into hut. No marmots under hut. The CD's which are hanging from the hut give off very intense flashes of sunlight and these or maybe the mesh which we have installed, have stopped the birds that were drilling holes in the hut. Outhouse looks good, not full, not full of water. Strip of roofing metal needs to be nailed onto roof over entry door. Lots of firewood around hut. Lots of fire pits, showing campfire activity in the area.
2016 September 14th
On the trail once in the trees and up through the switchbacks, discontinuous snow coverage mixed with patches of dirt and ice. Best for high-traction snowshoes, okay for boot-packing, terrible for skis/skins (in my opinion). A few cm of new snow would make a huge difference. There are about four trees across trail, would benefit from a chainsaw. Above the tree-line (at lake/hut/above) the snow base on average about 40-50cm along N. facing aspects. Breakable crust conditions when we were there, but it had just re-frozen after long warm period. The Hut has two white gas Coleman lanterns - one works well for sure (bring stick matches to light). Solar air fan operates when in the sun. The mice didn't hibernate. Open fresh water accessible just looker's left of hut. Outhouse works- aforementioned "stream of runny shit" must be conveniently frozen and buried with snow.
2016 October 22nd - Roland Burton
Road is okay for 4WDHC to upper parking, Trial is clear with snow on upper section. Must carry skies to lake. Snow is deep enough to ski select slopes at upper lake. Hut is generally in good condition. There is a mouse in the hut which eats your food. Lantern needs two new mantels in order to stay lit. Propane stove which requires canisters works great.
2016 July 1st - Roland Burton
The hut no longer has Coleman stoves that burn naphtha, white gas, Coleman fuel. There is now a Propane Coleman Stove that burns propane in one-pound propane cylinders. The Club does not supply propane. Feel free to bring propane cylinders to the hut, feel free to use any that are left up there that still contain propane, but please haul out any empties. Of course you can always bring your own stove...
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brian Waddington Hut

Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration

Main article: Burton Hut

The Burton Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it. Typically it is frozen by the start of February. This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. You can make a donation for your stay here

A BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit must be purchased for any overnight stay in Garibaldi Park that is not at one of the established campgrounds (such as Garibaldi Lake Campground). The Wilderness Permit must be purchased regardless of whether you are a VOC fee-paying member, or not and it is in addition to any other fees. Wilderness camping is only permitted if you are at least 2km away from any established trail or reservable campground or, you are in the designated wilderness camping zone. All overnight stays at Burton Hut or the Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts require a Wilderness Camping Permit. This applies to any member of the public including VOC members. Permits can be purchased from Discover Camping up until 5pm the day you intend to arrive. The penalty for not paying $144 per person. The BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit comes into effect 2018 April 10th

IMPORTANT BULLETIN 2018 APRIL 2ND: The outhouse at Burton is completely full and the VOC will not have the means to conduct maintenance on it until summer. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. To learn more see here or here. PLEASE, DO NOT POOP OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.

You can make a donation for your stay here.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2018 February 28-Mar2 Group of 12 non-VOCers, brentgoodman2 at gmail.com
  • 2018 March 2-4 Group of 9 non-VOCers, climie26 at gmail.com
  • 2018 March 3-4 Group of 4 non-VOCers, derek.badner at hotmail.com
  • 2018 March 3-4 Group of 6 non-VOCers, Jacqueline ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 8-9 Group of 5 non-VOCers, Eric, eric.david.sanderson[at]gmail.com
  • 2018 March 9-10 Group of 4 non-VOCers, michael at naviusresearch.com
  • 2018 March 10-11 Group of 4 non-VOCers, Valentin, avlmetayer[at]gmail.com
  • 2018 March 10-11 Group of 8-10 non-VOCers,Jian, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 11-12 Group of 4 non-VOCers, tyler.wilson at alumni dot ubc dot ca
  • 2018 March 16-18 Group of 11 VOCers, Will, willsmith1618033 at gmail dot com
  • 2018 March 17-18 Group of 4 non-VOCers, acoope03 at gmail.com
  • 2018 March 20-21 Group of 5 non-VOCers, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 20-24 Group of 3 non-VOCers, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 24-25 Group of 10-17 VOCers, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 30-Apr2 Easter Long Weekend - VOC Priority - Trips likely to occur. Contact George Hill before registering for these nights.
  • 2018 March 30-31 Group of 4 non-VOC, Emily, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 30-Apr1 Group of 5, Greg, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 30-Apr1 Group of 3 VOCers, Moe, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 30-Apr1 Group of 2 non-VOCers, Neil, [email protected]
  • 2018 March 30-Apr1 Group of 2 non-VOC, Chris Morrow, mail (at) chrismorrow.org
  • 2018 April 12-15 Group of 5 non-VOCers, Tim ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 14-15 Group of 3 non-VOCers, Catherine ([email protected])
  • 2018 April 20-21 Group of 5-6 non-VOCers (BCMC), jim+bcmc [at] nosella.net
  • 2018 April 28-29 Group of 6 VOCers, Kasia, cellerk at yahoo dot ca
  • 2018 April 30-May1 Group of 5 non-VOCers, Rory, [email protected]
  • 2018 May 16-21 Group of 4 non-VOCers, chris.g.courtney [at] gmail.com

Bulletins

2018 February 21st - George
Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated here.
2011 July 1st - Roland Burton
The Coleman stove has been replaced with one which will hopefully be more reliable. It may be advisable to carry in your own stove and not to rely entirely on the hut stove working.
2007 April 20th - Geoff Briggs
The hut is in great shape, very tidy and well put together. A note on the Coleman stove reports a leak. We didn't try it since we had a camp stove. Nor did we, or the other group of five guys, test the heater or lantern. There are a couple snow melting pots and a 5gal bucket for collecting creek water, but no cook pots or other utensils. The creek is open and the water sweet, but don't venture there in your booties.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut

Harrison Hut Registration

Main article: Harrison Hut
Main article: Harrison Hut Trail

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here: Harrison Hut Trail. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [1] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions.

In case you were planning to ski into the Harrison Hut, you will probably have to ski about 25km of unplowed road even before you get to the trail head, so unless you have a snowmobile, this is probably not going to work. If you were planning to helicopter in and out, expect to pay ca $2k for the flight in and another $2k for the flight out.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2018 June 23-24 Group of 5-10 VOCers, cassandra dot elphinstone at shaw dot ca
  • 2018 July 7-12 Group of 6 non-VOCers, Whepler (hepler7 at Comcast dot net)
  • 2018 August 24-26 Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])

Bulletins

2017 September 24th - George Hill
After three workhikes this summer a new bridge has been installed to replace the broken Barr Creek Bridge and the Hut now has a it's main floor completely renovated inclusive of: a new floor; a new steel door and frame complete with weather stripping, a sweep and a door closer; new and re-used baseboards to complete the seal around the new floor; solar lighting that can provide light to the Hut for up to 8 hours on a full charge; the bench on the wall rebuilt and improved and; new and improved supports for the cooking table attached to the other wall. The Hut now looks nearly brand new. Things that can still be done include adding a layer of paint to the new floor and baseboards; rebuilding the movable bench to sit flat on the ground; new windows & frames; rebuilding the ladder to be more sturdy and; replacing the wooden solar panel frame with a more robust metal frame.
2017 May 29th - George Hill
This is a reminder that there is active logging in the vicinity of the Harrison Hut trailhead similar to last year. For more information see the June 1st bulletin below.
2017 May 29th - George Hill
Update from John Howe, the liaison for the forest company using the road: "The slide has been cleared and road crew are working at the road heading."
2017 April 22nd - Dylan Korba (dylan_dot_korba_at_gmail)
Attempted to access via S.Lillooet FSR on April/22/2017. Cleared many fallen trees, but major landslide at ~17.5km on the road ( 50°34'21.40"N : 123°18'15.74"W).
2016 September 2nd - Roland Burton
There is not much wood left in the Hut to burn but there is a fair amount of deadfall around the Hut that could be gathered with some scavenging.
2016 June 1st - George Hill
Please note there is active logging near the the trail-head. The Harrison Hut Trail is OPEN. Use EXTREME CAUTION on 4wd Spur. See Official Post here: Harrison Hut 2016 Summer Update
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut

Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration

Main article: Lizzie Creek Cabin
Main article: Stein Valley Traverse

The Lizzie Creek Cabin sleeps 8 comfortably and 10-12 is cozy. Note that getting to the hut is about 12km and can be difficult if the trail is not brushed from time to time. Note that the cabin was not built by, and is not currently maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2018 March 24-31 Group of 5 non VOCers ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 30-Apr2 Group of 4 VOC & non-VOCers (shanexduan at gmail)
  • 2018 July 20-24 Hello, I understand the VOC is planning a trip to the Lizzie Creek Cabin this year. I would like to advise the VOC that I am planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary with a friends and family from July 20th - 24th at the cabin. Tom Anderson. (one of the 4 builders of the cabin)
  • 2018 Dec 27-Jan2 Group of 8 from the BCMC and others. Same work party that put in the new stove. Hope to fly in wood for a new floor. Brian Sheffield [email protected] If you have a spare chainsaw or anything else of use that you would like to donate we can fly that in too.

Bulletins

2018 March 22nd - Brian Sheffield
Recently a new wood stove and pipe were added, the door fixed, wood cut, gaps in the logs filled and the bark peeled. There is one new Coleman lantern and two fully functioning Coleman two burner stoves along with all the pots, pans, cups plates and utensils for a dinner party for 12. No need to bring anything to cook with, or eat on, just bring some white gas (liquid fuel).
2016 October 4th - George Hill
After a VOC work hike and the BC Government helping to clean up the trail, it is now completely clear and a beginner friendly trail. Work still needs to be done on the roof of the Hut, the floor of the Hut and the safety of the new one log bridge.
2010 July 27th - Piotr Forysinski
A VOC party visited it in the summer of 2010 after spending a day brushing out the access road. See for details 2010 July 24-25 Lizzie Creek Cabin Workhike
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Lizzie Creek Cabin

Keith's Hut Registration

Main article: Keith's Hut
Main article: Cerise Creek Trail

Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2018 March 3-4 Group of 4 people (non-VOC), Ben ([email protected])
  • 2018 March 3-4 Group of 3 people (non-VOC), Jordan (jbbalanko at g****)
  • 2018 March 7-11 Group of 4 people non-VOC, Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
  • 2018 March 10-11 Group of 8 people (VOCers), Jordyn (jaycarss at gmail dot com)
  • 2018 March 17-18 Group of 8 people (non-VOC), Karen ([email protected]).
  • 2018 April 7-8 Group of 9 (non-VOC) Rowan (rowan.springfield at g mail dot com)
  • 2018 April 20-22 Group of 18 (non-VOC), Cole (colebrassington eighty-eight at gmail.com).

Bulletins

2016 December 26th - George Hill
Hut was very very quiet (we were the only ones there). Hut is in excellent shape with firewood and solar lighting.
2011 July 4th - Lommer
Party of three skinned in the winter route. The bridge over Cerise Creek was no longer snow-covered and was under water, requiring wet feet. Snow is melting rapidly up near the hut, and the higher portion of the winter trail along the creek will soon be difficult to navigate due to melting snow bridges.
2009 July 10th - Lommer
Party of 5 went in on Friday and out on Saturday. Halfway between the first and second bridges right near the parking area on the Duffey Lake Road there was some flagging that said the "second bridge" was out or unpassable at high water, and a note to follow a new flagging route up through the forest. Not sure if the "second bridge" was referring to the one immediately after the flagging or to the larger bridge much further up on the logging road segment before the old trailhead. Regardless, both bridges were perfectly serviceable and we crossed them with no difficulty whatsoever (for details see talk). Hut was clean, some snow patches remaining around the glacier, great time was had...
2009 June 27th - Bram Van Straaten
A BCMC party flagged a new route on the west side of Cerise Creek. Follow flagging on the right, a bit after the first bridge over Cayoosh Creek (right after the parking lot on Hwy 99). See ClubTread for more details.
2009 June 4th - Lommer
Took the newly flagged route up, about 1hr to the summer trailhead on the Cerise FSR. On the way back we waded Cerise creek (almost crotch high water) at the Cerise FSR and took the east side trail back. The latter option is much faster (~30mins), but you'll get wet feet.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut

Snowspider Hut Registration

Main article: Snowspider Hut

Note that Snowspider Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. The loft in the Hut can only sleep about 4 persons, but more can fit on the floor. With the limited space, registering your intentions here can help coordinate use so that you don't end up tenting by surprise. Keep in mind that, like Keith's, many may not be aware of this registration board and might not be registered below.

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2018 March 8-10 Group of 4 people, Andy (andybourne three one six at gmail)
  • 2018 April 14-15 Group of 7

Bulletins

2017 October 16th - Roland Burton
A VOC party drove up Twin One FSR for about 11 km and then navigated to the hut by GPS. See trip report here.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut


Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration

The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it/them, you are welcome to do so.

A BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit must be purchased for any overnight stay in Garibaldi Park that is not at one of the established campgrounds (such as Garibaldi Lake Campground). The Wilderness Permit must be purchased regardless of whether you are a VOC fee-paying member, or not and it is in addition to any other fees. Wilderness camping is only permitted if you are at least 2km away from any established trail or reservable campground or, you are in the designated wilderness camping zone. All overnight stays at Burton Hut or the Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts require a Wilderness Camping Permit. This applies to any member of the public including VOC members. Permits can be purchased from Discover Camping up until 5pm the day you intend to arrive. The penalty for not paying $144 per person. The BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit comes into effect 2018 April 10th

Registration Board

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

Bulletins

2017 March 3rd - Brett Logan
Slept in the A-frame one this past Saturday and it was super cozy. There are some old foam mattresses and rusty nails and the door doesn't seal but with three of us inside it was super warm. Always windy in that area so shelters are free of snow.
2015 April 22nd - Steve Grant
The huts are in good condition, and seem to be getting little use. The west side of Sentinel Bay is now open water. It is possible to get ashore off the lake on the east side, but you have to navigate around the open creek outflow and the usual wet area along the fringe of the lake. One hot day will spell the end of adequate conditions. Nice beach at the east end of the bay. There's so little snow that approaching the hut once off the lake requires some dodging around or taking the skis off. The Sentinel Bay area of Lake Garibaldi melts out first, and conditions are marginal now for skiing. I'd advise against trying it with snowshoes. Despite that, everywhere on the lake I tried to dig a hole to get water, I ran into a hard thick layer of ice that could not be penetrated with an aluminum shovel.
2011 March 27th - user:Camshaft
Hut location 10 U 500456 5527329 -Larger hut, with smaller sleeping areas has broken window, snow building on bunks -smaller hut, with larger sleeping areas is ok, small snow drifts inside from leaks in walls
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts