VOC hut registration

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How to Register

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:

  • The date you plan to use the hut
  • The size of your group. Do not describe your party size as "hut full". This isn't a very good descriptor - it's way too subjective. Try and give some real numbers, even if it's only an estimate or a range. We don't ask that you're so specific, but please try and estimate a number and update that to be as accurate as you can. VOC trips, in particular, can usually be found on the trip agenda - so if you are a VOC Member, you can see not only how many people are coming, but even what they're names are and who's driving (if the organizer is keen they will have a link directly in the hut registration page).
  • Your contact information - your phone number, email address, or a link to your user or user:talk page (easily created with ~~~~ or ~~~). If you have registered your email with the VOCWiki, other people can contact you through your user:talk page without revealing your email address.

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. Note that this is not a reservation and does not grant you exclusive use, or even priority over others who may not have posted, but it's "the right thing to do." Registering here will help prevent multiple large groups from arriving at the hut at the same time. The rule for VOC huts is that there is always room for one more (this works both ways).

There is no priority based on order of registration. Feel free to register yourself anyway even if the hut is already at or near capacity, just be prepared to deal with the situation if it turns out to be crowded. Not all parties who register to use a hut actually end up going, so there is some leeway for "overbooking".

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.

Registration, not Reservation

Remember - it's not a reservation. You are registering not only 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).

The VOC frequently organizes trips to our huts on short notice - we're a large club and demand for these trips is high. 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.

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, but that's way beyond comfortable.

There is a Coleman stove up there. We do not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it. Bring your own cook 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; you have to press the black button again to turn it back on.

Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2014, VOC spent about $7k to fly in firewood that may, if we are careful, 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 even light the wood-burning heater.

Date: group of X, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

  • Nov 7th, Sat. - 8th, Sun. The Annual Brew Debacle (Beginner Friendly) VOC party of 20 or so.
  • Nov 21th, Sat. - 22th, Sun. group of 10 - [email protected], group of 3 - [email protected]
  • Nov 27-28 (Friday night) group of 8 non-VOCers, [email protected]
  • Nov 28th, Sat. - 29th, Sun. VOC beginner party -- group of 11 [email protected]; group of 7 of which 4 plan to sleep in tents [email protected]; group of 2 [email protected]
  • Dec 12-13 A group of 6 from the BCMC.
  • Dec 19/20 A large group between 15 people, maybe a few more from BCOA [email protected]
  • Dec 20-22 Group of 4 [email protected]
  • Dec 24-Jan3 A big group of VOCers will probably head up around this time.
  • Dec 30-Jan2 Group of 12 people, [email protected]
  • Jan 28 - Feb 1 Group of 8 people, Non-VOC - [email protected]
  • Jan 29 - Jan 31 Group of 5 people, BCMC - [email protected]
  • Feb 27/28Group of 12 - BCOA

Brian Waddington 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.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Nov 7-8 Group of ~10, Marcin
  • Nov 28-29 VOC party, will likely fill the whole hut, spencer dot g dot rasmussen at gmail dot com
  • Dec 23-Jan 3 This is a high use time of the hut by VOCers and the site of our usual New Years Trip. Expect lots of company during this time.
  • Mar 03-Mar 5 Group of 3 non-VOCers
  • Apr 15-17 group of 8 stinky bros: ktilley (at) gmail (dot) com

Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration

The Burton Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it. Typically it is frozen by the start of February.

This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. In addition, if you stay at Sphinx, or anywhere in Garibaldi park, you must pay BC Parks $10 per person per night, even if you are a VOC membership-paying person. This may be paid online, the link is on the BC Parks/ Garibaldi website or go to: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Backcountry/Garibaldi?Map The penalty for not paying is $144 per person.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • No registrations currently

Harrison Hut Registration

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here: Harrison Hut route.

Notice for Summer 2015: As of September 21, 2015, there are multiple washouts trip report on the road, which makes it impassible. October 17 --> Road is repaired now, but still somewhat unstable.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Sept 12th to 20th VOC party of 2 up there working on hut
  • Sept 19th to 20th VOC party of 10 up there working on hut/trail --Bigbadbasstrombone (talk) 22:06, 12 September 2015 (PDT)
  • Oct 17th 2 people
  • Dec 28th to Jan 1st Party of 8 including grumpy old VOCers Matt and Charlie Breakey and Phil Tomlinson

Keith's Hut Registration

Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.

  • Sept 26-27, 2015 Party of 11-Contact [email protected]

Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration

The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it/them, you are welcome to do so.

  • July 22-25, 2015 Group of 2 non-VOCers. email danielraber1 at geeeemail dot com