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VOC slideshow: Trails and Tribulations - 4 years of restoring access to the VOC Harrison Hut · Wednesday, October 8th

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Start: Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 7:00 pm

Description:

Since August 2010, when half of Mt. Meager collapsed in one of the largest worldwide landslides since 1945, the VOC's Harrison Hut has been an elusive place as kilometers of the road and 2 bridges needed to get there were destroyed.  Since then Christian Veenstra, Ben SP, Jeff Mottershead and many more VOC volunteers have been working on a new 12 km route on the other (geologically stable) side of the valley - the VOC's most ambitious trail project to date. After 4 years of of route-finding trips, rock moving trips, route-clearing trips, trail building trips, and bridge bulding activities the route is more of less complete this year. Finally, this summer a crew of VOC led by Roland Burton renovated the hut and constructed a new outhouse.

Christian Veenstra, Ben SP, Jeff Mottershead and possibly some more people will show pictures and tell some stories about their work.

This project has been funded through a series of access grants from the Mountain Equipment Cooperative.

When: 7:00pm

Where: BUCH A202

 

Photo credit: Roland Burton (first two),  Rueben Schulz (last two)

Posted: 2014-09-05 13:58:20
Last modified: 2014-10-07 07:01:55