VOC hut registration
Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page. You may need to create an account, which can be done from the log in page. Include your email address in your account information. It will not be exposed to the public but it will allow people to contact you with the "email this user" feature. Edit this Wiki page using the edit tab. Or just edit the subsection you want to change using the edit buttons to the right of each heading. See help:contents for help with editing the wiki. Add a line to the appropriate hut section with your registration. Include the following information:
If your chosen date becomes too busy for your liking, you may move your registration to another date. Update your registration if any details about your group change. Remove your registration after your trip is complete.
If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. It's the "right thing to do."
- Remember - it's a registration not a reservation.
You are registering to tell people that you are going, but also to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking. That's why you need to include your contact information. Feel free to register far in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students).
VOC members are very tolerant of cramped conditions in our huts. If you would prefer to avoid crowded situations, please register below so the VOC and other users can contact you to coordinate use. The rule for VOC huts is that there is always room for one more (this works both ways).
We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of $10 per person per night; you could send it to us or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money is exclusively for goods to maintain the huts and their trails. All of the hard labor is done by volunteers.
Brew Hut Registration
The Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort. In a pinch there is enough space for 16 to sleep in the loft and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight. The current record is 21 people/sardines.
There is a Coleman stove up there. It may not work. We do not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it. Bring your own cooking stove.
We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.
Please, for the love of goodness, use firewood sparingly. In summer 2014, VOC spent about $7k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last five years. This is not the place to make campfires. Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't light the wood-burning heater. If you're a strong party consider carrying up your own firewood. There's some cut and stacked at Brew Lake.
In early December 2015, the road at the R200 junction was "inactivated", with a log across the road. As of May 2016, road is once again open, 4WDHC, to TH.
Date: group of X, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
- Jun 20-21 Group of 2, non VOC - [email protected]
- Jun 25 Large VOC party carrying firewood. [email protected]
- Jul 1-3 Group of 5 non VOC - ucantravel (at) gmail (dot) com
- Jul 8-10 Group of 2, non VOC - [email protected]
- Jul 8-10 Group of 5, non VOC - [email protected]
- July 16-17 Group of 2, non VOC - [email protected]
- July 16-17 Group of 5, non VOC - [email protected]
- July 17 Probably several VOC'ers completing the Alcoholic Traverse
- July 30-Aug 1 Bachelor party for old timey VOCer Dan Eagen - the hut will be full, but if you know Dan from back in the day, bring a tent and come join! - [email protected]
- Aug 3-6 Group of 4 non-VOC - [email protected]
Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration
The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs.
We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time.
|Jul 1-3||group of 16+adult males My (1st) Bachelor Party. So…Beware ;)||christianjlt(at)gmail(dot)com|
|Jul 1-3||small party VOC Work Hike.||George(dot)Hill(at)outlook(dot)com|
|Jul 8-10||~8-10 non-VOC, +3 dogs, some sleeping in tents||smattucci(at)hotmail(dot)com|
|Jul 13-15||3 non-VOC||gilljmccullough[at]gmail[dot]com|
|Jul 15-17||5 non-VOC||helpmhost+voc [at] gmail [dot]com|
|Jul 20-22||group of 6||[email protected]|
|group of 6 members of Alpine Club||cmoric(at)telus(dot)net|
|Jul 30-Aug1||Up to 20 VOC members||devoncampbell94(at)gmail(dot)com|
|Jul 23-25||3 non-VOC||robert(at)obelix(dot)ca|
|Jul 26-27||group of 3||[email protected]|