Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-09-14
Description : VOCene #23
Content :
VOCene #23  September 13th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Glacier School 2011 - Sat. Sep. 17th - Sun. Sep. 18th
2) Beginner Friendly Lions Hike  Sunday, September 18th
3) Wed. Sep. 21st - Fri. Sep. 23rd: AMS Clubs Days: Need Volunteers!
4) Indian Arm Sea Kayaking Extravaganza (Beg Friendly)  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th
5) Tenquille Lake Hut Trip  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th
6) Brew Hut Trail Work  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th
7) Beginner Friendly Hanes Valley Traverse  Saturday, September 24th
8) Work Hike: Meager Creek Route Flagging Sept 24-25
9) Longhike 2011  Fri. Sep. 30th - Sun. Oct. 2nd

III. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 
IV. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers
 2) Longhike Call for Instructors

V. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Glacier School 2011 - Sat. Sep. 17th - Sun. Sep. 18th

The VOC's annual glacier skills instructional trip!  Mandatory pretrip/dry-school tomorrow!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76049
G1: http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=97
G2: http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=101

2) Beginner Friendly Lions Hike  Sunday, September 18th

Come hike a Vancouver landmark: the West Lion!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=114

3) Wed. Sep. 21st - Fri. Sep. 23rd: AMS Clubs Days: Need Volunteers!

Clubs Days is an important opportunity for the VOC to save everyday people from the scary thought of not spending their weekends in the mountains.  We need volunteers to help spread the good word! Also, it will be possible to buy Longhike tickets at Clubs Days.
Info here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76367
Signup: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Clubs_days_2011

4) Indian Arm Sea Kayaking Extravaganza (Beg Friendly)  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th

This trip is so fun an popular it is turning into a tradition: kayak up Indian Arm overnight and camp at Granite Falls.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=87

5) Tenquille Lake Hut Trip  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th

Join this Poop Hole Digging Party and Scrambling Nearby Peaks Party at the new Tenquille Lake!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=106

6) Brew Hut Trail Work  Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th
Time to upgrade the winter trail into Brew Hut!  This is a great opportunity to get a work hike in.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=112
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76535

7) Beginner Friendly Hanes Valley Traverse  Saturday, September 24th
If you are looking for a beginner friendly adventure close to Vancouver, this could be your trip!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=117

8) Work Hike: Meager Creek Route Flagging Sept 24-25
This trip will determine and flag part of the new route into the Harrison Hut.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76557
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=113

9) Longhike 2011  Fri. Sep. 30th - Sun. Oct. 2nd
It's never too early to start thinking about Long Hike, the VOC's annual rock climbing learn-fest and giant party in Squamish.  Tickets will be sold at Clubs Days (see above)
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76177

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

III. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

- Last weekend saw a successful VOC trip to the Garibaldi Lake area, including Black Tusk and Panorama Ridge: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76036
- A VOC attempt to Wedge Mt. involved an injury and lessons learned about communication.  Read the TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76494
-Jim R. and company went for a trip towards Elsay Lake, and ended up hosting a lost day hiker for the night! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76301
- Nick M. cycled the "backdoor" into Squamish via Coquitlam Lake and the Indian River FSR, then back to Vancouver on the highway, all in less than 24 hours!  http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76624
-A group scrambled Stonerabbit peak, and Jeff T. posted a nice TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76481
-Mark G.reports prime conditions for three alpine climbs on the Coquihalla: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76565

IV. Miscellaneous
 
1) 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

2) Longhike Call for Instructors

Give back to the club by helping teach rock climbing safety and skills at the VOC's annual Longhike. If you teach, you get to attend Squamish's best rock-climbing/dance party of the year for free! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76284

V. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners,

I'm new to the VOC.  How do I get involved!

Sincerely,

Excited New VOCer


Dear ENV,

You asked the million dollar question!  Welcome to your new favourite club.  Here are a few tips to get you going.  First of all, this time of year there are often people in the clubroom in the basement of the SUB around lunchtime.  You can ask around there what is going on, and meet new outdoorsy friends.  In case you forgot where the clubroom is, here's a map: http://www.ubc-voc.com/map.php.  Also the Message Board and Trip Signup tools are great resources to figure out what is going on, just click on the links on the left side of the VOC website.  The Message Board is where lots of the important communication in the club happens, and where most trips are first announced. If you want to gain instant cred, consider helping the club by coming on one of the trips labelled Work Hike. These trips are usually involve a healthy dose of fun as well. Finally, don't forget to check out the VOC Information Night, on Monday September 26th.  Details are avalaible here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=116.  Hope that helps!

Sincerely,

Miss Manners


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