Tag Archives: Weekend

Sooke Loop Recon

The way to the Island. As I expected the buses to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal were loaded with people and bicycles on the first day of Easter long weekend. I was planning to arrive at Bridgeport Station at 7:35 to … Continue reading

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Phelix, March 11-12

Preamble: Normally, I don’t write trip reports aside from an occasional drawing in a sketchbook; But maybe that’s a bad thing and maybe it’s feeding into the beginner friendly crisis. So here is one. Sometimes I get restless, usually when … Continue reading

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Another Brew Trip Feb 20-21

This was originally to be Anna Geller’s and my trip because we both have birthdays on Feb 20. I looked at the Huts Registration page and it said that there would be 8 people at the Hut. I emailed the … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns 2016 Part I: Total Eclipse of Brew Hut By Bill Shmygol

Friday, 7:30 pm. I was solemnly resigned to the fact that I would not be able to find a ride to the Mt Brew Trail head and when my phone went off and Amanda cheerfully told me that she had … Continue reading

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New fire extinguishers for Phelix Hut Jan 15-17

Thanks to the lickety-split actions of a few VOC members, the attempt to burn down the Brian Waddington (aka Phelix) Hut on New Year’s Eve failed, however, the hut needed afterwards a pair of new fire extinguishers. So Tianna, Roland, … Continue reading

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Snow Caves on Seymour January 23

Tr Caves Here’s a brief summary of what I saw on our snow caves trip. The rest of the cavers aren’t down yet, but I hope they will post their experiences. Some of it might be useful for people organizing … Continue reading

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The ‘Beginner’ Phelix VOCyssey

It was pitch black when my alarm went off, way too early. That’s the way every good VOC trip starts, but in the moment it didn’t make it any better after only getting 2 hours of sleep. A special pre-trip … Continue reading

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Heather-Trail Overnighter: camping with bears and chipmunks

This was my first ever trip with the Varsity Outdoor Club, and my first ever hike in Canada! The drive to Manning Park itself was great for me. Around every corner, there was an even more breathtaking view! I must … Continue reading

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Black Tusk in Two Days (Sept 9, 2015)

Written by Harry Cobb, Photos and Captions by Tobias This being my first month in the VOC, I don’t know if there’s a particular formula for Trip Reports (although I read a bunch – strong work!). So I’m just gonna … Continue reading

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Hot Springs Adventure, December 11 – 12

Executive Summary: We were four beautiful people, plus an old hairy guy with a Jeep. I drove for 11 hours on Friday, and 5 hours on Saturday. We didn’t get to Keyhole due to excessive snow and other excuses but … Continue reading

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