Tag Archives: beginner-friendly

Halloweekend at Phelix Hut

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

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Brilliant Larches and Cheeky Birds in Manning Park

The best part of this VOC trip to EC Manning Provincial Park is that besides the main goal (getting to the top of Frosty Mountain), we also wanted to see the magnificent Alpine Larch trees that characterize Canadien autumns. Once … Continue reading

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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

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

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Hawaiian Hollyburn Snowshoe

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

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Take II: Feuerzangen-Brew Ski Trip

On Saturday February 11th at 8am, three carloads of the VOC left the Squamish Tims to head up to the famous Brew Hut for a Family Day long weekend in the backcountry. Arriving at the bottom of Chance Creek forest … Continue reading

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Red Heather for a beginner

On Saturday January 28th 12 keen VOCers headed to Red Heather for some beginner friendly skiing. To make hauling all the ski gear easier Tim Fisher’s van was utilized and we all met downtown to pile the gear in at … Continue reading

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Spectacular Snow caving at Seymour

It was decided that the winter longhike this year was to be held at Seymour and the stoke was high. Very high in fact; there was such a demand that trip-organizer Byron Wilson had to increase the number of places … Continue reading

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Indian Arm Kayaking 2016

I rolled out of bed on Saturday morning with my first thought being of the weather. I quickly go online and saw a “mixture of sun and clouds”. As good as it sounds, I know that I live in Raincouver and that … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut Work Trip July 01-03

This was advertised as a work trip. We did not have to climb any of the mountains in the area, so we could concentrate on getting things done. We spent July 01 working on the trail, July 02 at the … Continue reading

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Lakes, glaciers, snow & sledding at Joffre Lakes and Tszil Peak

June 25 – 26, 2016 Participants: Kimmy Hofer, Brenden Bantayen, Scott MacDonald, Birgit Rogalla, Kelsey Miller, Alannah Wallace, Kevin Boland, Bailey Ramsey, Rebecca Frederick, Eric Wilson, Chrisel Brako, Steve Cabral, Dmitri Oguz, Cauchy Lee, Theresa Pauly, Rebekke Schulze Trip report written … Continue reading

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