Author Archives: Roland Burton

Phelix Firewood and Outhouse

Not having been up there since we installed the solar lighting this summer, I wanted to know if the lights still worked. I also wanted to know if the loggers had put up another one of those miserable yellow gates, … Continue reading

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Wreck Beach, Pancakes, Sept 12

This trip was all about Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Leader Sophia Collins was Snow White. Usually we have about equal amounts of male and female participants but this time it just didn’t happen. I was one of the … Continue reading

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Brew Hut via Roe Cable July 7-8

It’s not really a cable car; it’s a steel cable with a pulley on it and a couple of hauling lines. You put on a climbing harness and clip onto the pulley and haul yourself across. Personnel. I advertised on … Continue reading

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Brandywine Brew Trail Again Jun 26-27

Introduction: I was going to write about the importance of trip reports in the time of the Covid, to show that the Club is still doing stuff besides BBQ’s and trail running, but I feel that I’ve said all that … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut, May 28 – 30

It’s the time of the Covid. Trips are severely hampered by regulations and by our attempts to avoid getting sick. Though most of the people in VOC are young enough and healthy enough to survive Covid, we must look after … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut Solar Lighting Installation

We drove up Friday afternoon, June 11th, dining at Pemberton Macdonalds as usual, spent about an hour removing the usual slide on the road at 0.6km, then drove to around 5km, the place where we park. There we found a … Continue reading

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Brandywine-Brew trail June 5-6

Why are we doing this? The Authorities removed the bridge across Roe Creek, which we used to get to our hut. Fine, we said, we can build a footbridge. But Powder Mountain Cat Skiing wants a new bridge for their … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut April 21-22

Around 9 am Tuesday I got an email which said “let’s go to Phelix Hut”. I replied that I’d like to, but first I have to make sure Carla isn’t planning something. It turned out that Carla was staying in … Continue reading

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BrewAccess Dec20

First, a bit of background to this story. VOC has four huts, the most popular being the Brew Hut. Brew has been so popular with others, that VOC members often find that it is full when they go to use … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut Oct 2-3

Long ago Shuyu offered to organize a firewood trip to Phelix Hut, then it appeared we were going to Harrison instead, but the Harrison Permit wasn’t ready, so it was Phelix. Shuyu and I decided to drive up Friday night … Continue reading

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