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August Long Phelix Trip (Beginner Friendly) · Sat. Jul. 30th - Mon. Aug. 1st

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Organized by: Devon Campbell.

Start: Saturday, Jul. 30th
End: Monday, Aug. 1st
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jul. 28th
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom

Description:

August long weekend is one of the best times of the year to go on adventure, so why not head up to Phelix hut to scramble some peaks?!?

The area is closed as of August 15th to give Grizzlies their space, so this is one of your last summer opportunities to explore this area!

The hut comfortably sleeps 24 and may be a little full up there, so I recommend brining a tent if you have one.

I'll be coming down from Williams Lake for this trip, so I cannot host a pretrip, but I will do my best to get you all rides and answer any questions you may have.

Here's the plan:

- Leave Vancouver at aqbout 6:00AM on Saturday to get to the base around 10:30

- Head up to the hut and venture around Middle Earth on Saturday and Sunday and do a bit of work on the hut

- Go back to Vancouver (or wherever you came from) on Monday

 

Link for driving directions to Phelix:

http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brian_Waddington_Hut 

 

While we are up there, we should probably help George knock some things off the to-do list, which range from easy to not so easy:

- Easy:

  1. Check the condition of the new Coleman Stove. Have propane bottles been accumulating? Also, clean it if dirty.
  2. Check the condition of the cellar. Have people been throwing garbage in it. Is it suddenly a mess again? If so, maybe we need to put a lock on it.
  3. Install a door spring and bumper so if someone leaves the door open it will automatically close. 
  4. One of the windows is not staying up. There is a wooden bar to keep it up, but it's not the right size (we should cut it to size)
  5. I was noticing that with some of the windows closed, gas fumes were accumulating fairly quickly inside the Hut. Reinstalling a warning sign about Carbon Monoxide is probably a good idea. Also install a sign for the stove asking people to keep it clean, and another asking people to help us haul out empty propane canisters. 

- Might take more time:

  1. Go through all the cupboards and determine whats trash and whats not. If it is staying we need to take inventory of it.
  2. Fix the roof edge near the door (how do we do this?)
  3. Lay a fresh coat of paint on the patio and nail wire mesh to it. (give more grip to the wood and hopefully keep the paint from eroding so quickly). I think we have enough paint and chicken wire at the Hut to do this. Should probably use up the small half foot strips first.

- Things we can try if we are really eager:

  1. Roland seemed to be concerned about the construction of the door frame. I didn't notice that big of a problem with it from what I could tell. Get some pictures and measurements of the door frame. We could likely fix it (if it needs fixing) with the wood we already have at the Hut, but I think there are more important things needing doing than this at the moment.
  2. Lay geotextile on the marshy part of the trail leading up to the Hut, then cover with beach gravel. We have about 30m of geotextile but we need about 100m. Dig out drainage ditches. This is likely a fair sized job. 
  3. What can we do with the wooden signs saying "VOC" and "Brian Waddington Hut"?

 

Posted: 2016-07-06 20:32:19
Last modified: 2016-07-06 20:44:01