Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-07-05
Description : VOCene #13
Content :
VOCene #13  July 5th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips
 1) VOC Monthly Summer BBQ - July edition  Wednesday, July 6th
 2) Annual Veenstra Moderate Friendly Summer Traverse - Valentine Gates  Sat. Jul. 9th - Sun. Jul. 10th
 3) Brother's Creek: Public hike in spectacular old growth in West Van. Sunday July 10th
 4) Self-propelled Squamish Climbing/ Hike the Chief Weekend  Sat. Jul. 16th - Sun. Jul. 17th
 5) Brew Work Hike  Sat. Jul. 16th - Sun. Jul. 17th
 6) Crown Mtn Hike/ Scramble  Saturday, July 16th
 7) Harrison Hut Trail recconaisance Round 2 - Sat. July 16th- Sun. Jul. 17th
 8) Capilano River Kayak (Class 3) - Ongoing on Wednesdays

II. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 
III. Miscellaneous
 1) 2010 journals available for pickup
 2) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

IV. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

Well folks, summer is here, and there are quite a few ways to celebrate that with the VOC!

1) VOC Monthly Summer BBQ - July edition  Wednesday, July 6th

This is tomorrow!  Come down to Spanish Banks at the end of Tolmie St. at 6:30 to hang out with all of your favourite VOC friends and eat their food.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=75

2) Annual Veenstra Moderate Friendly Summer Traverse - Valentine Gates  Sat. Jul. 9th - Sun. Jul. 10th

Christian Veenstra has developed a bit of a reputation, among other awesome things, for his summer "moderate-friendly" trips.  Rest assured that this will be a gong show in all of the right ways.  Pre-trip is tomorrow; check below for updates on the location.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=63
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,73379,73379#msg-73379

3) Brother's Creek: Public hike in spectacular old growth in West Van. Sunday July 10th

Join this transit-accessible hike to visit some of the area's beautiful and ancient old-growth trees!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74345,74345#msg-74345

4) Self-propelled Squamish Climbing/ Hike the Chief Weekend  Sat. Jul. 16th - Sun. Jul. 17th

It's time to usher in the post-car era and you know it. Join Kathrin L. cycling up to Squamish for some rock climbing!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=80

5) Brew Work Hike  Sat. Jul. 16th - Sun. Jul. 17th

Work-hikes are the glue which hold the VOC hut system together. Propel yourself into karmic glory by helping out the club and the outdoor community as a whole.  And don't worry, a work hike is more fun than you think!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=78

6) Crown Mtn Hike/ Scramble  Saturday, July 16th

Join Chris Yuen on this classic North Shore scramble!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=82
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74548
 
7) Harrison Hut Trail recconaisance Round 2 - Sat. July 16th- Sun. Jul. 17th

Ben SP is organizing a second trip to the Harrison Hut area to further investigate some options for re-establishing a trail to the VOC's most remote hut.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=84
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74684,74684#msg-74684

8) Capilano River Kayak (Class 3) - Ongoing on Wednesdays

Snow melt & Long day light = Wednesday Evening Cap runs (after work in May & June)...
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=19155&t=19155
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=62

II. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

Man I should not have complained about lack of TR's....

- Many a VOCer made it across the Garibaldi Neve this past weekend, thanks to the combined power of Roland and Line, and surely some other helpful folks. Roland and a carload went to the lake.
- Ten courageous souls braved rampaging mountain goats, RV parks and the baking sun to have epic climbing adventures in the Bavarian freak-town of Leavenworth. Instead of a TR they have requested that you use your imagination.
- Anne V., Veronika S., Nick M., and Thomas B. made it up Mt. Ranier, the highest peak in WA. TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74773
- Mike D., Geoff M., Laura M., and Christian C. made it safely back from Denali.  A link to some of their beautiful pictures can be found here http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,73826. I'm sure we can expect a proper slideshow out of them in the fall.
- Rich S. and Greg W. made sweet love to slide alder on Mt. Jimmy Jimmy: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74646
- Gili R. and Charlie B.'s Baker-in-a-day trip went perfectly until the CBSA decided Charlie didn't belong in Canada.  Apparently reason prevailed by 5:30AM: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74334
- Lee W., Colin V., and Kristin W. took a day trip to Crown Mt.: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74744
- Ryan M., Veronika S., and Todd M. climbed Mt. Rexford and N. Nasakwatch spire, and posted a TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74653
- Skyler posted an album of photos from his adventures mountaineering in Peru, joined on various excursions by Brad W., Kelly P. and Josh Z., as well as various hardcore looking Peruvians. http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,74718

III. Miscellaneous

 1) 2010 journals available for pickup

If you haven't grabbed your VOC Journal yet, you are really missing out! This year's journal is packed with epicness, hilarity, and thought-provoking discussion about the outdoors, the VOC, and everything in between.  The cost of the Journal is included in your membership fee, so you owe nothing for your first copy. If you'd like more than one, extra copies are available for $20.

 2) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

Woohoo, prodeals for VOC Trip organizers! In return for leading trips, you now get not only immense satisfaction, but cheap gear too!!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Discounts_for_VOC_Trip_Organizers

IV. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners

Our trip organizer is asking us to use a communal poo bag. Can he do that?

-Poo Prude


Dear Mr. Prude,

This is a ridiculous question.  Of course you should use communal poo bags.  Bringing individual poo bags is one of the most rampant forms of overpacking around today, and is surely a dying trend. A doggie poo bag weighs about 4 grams. If you left it at home and brought an equivalent quantity of olive oil, you could have an extra 35 calories in your food stash, which can go a long ways towards giving you the will to get your poop into a previously-loved bag. Just think of it this way: your poo bag is your toilet (assuming you subscribe to the "direct deposit" philosophy). Do you carry around your own toilet? No, you don't, not unless you are in diapers. Now please, ask me a question without such an obvious answer...

Sincerely,
Ms. Manners

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