Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Mt. Gardner Waterpark

I first learned about Mt. Gardner a couple weeks ago, when I signed up for Lucy and Joe’s trip. Unfortunately a rainfall warning and subsequent chaos killed that idea, so we had lovely walk in Pacific Spirit Park instead. I … Continue reading

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Phantastic Phun Phound with Phriends at Phelix

It was late October when I was planning how I should spend my first and last fall reading break at UBC, should I go to Harrison Hot Springs with some friends, fly to Toronto to be cold and miserable, or … Continue reading

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Girlz Trip to Garibaldi

Nearing the end of the summer, I organized an all girls trip to Garibaldi Park (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land) with some friends. Some bailed, others were busy. But the final crew to go was Lucy Luo, Sahar Mavali, Georgia Carswell, … Continue reading

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Short and sweet trip in Mt Seymour

On September 25th, a car carrying four VOCer winded along the beautiful Mt Seymour road; they are Roland Burton, Carla, Gulen Bayraktar, and me, Kung-Ping Lin. As a new UBC student, I am so excited to have this chance to … Continue reading

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Rampart Ponds Redux Aug 14-15: The Saga with a splash of Poetry

This trip report unintentionally turned into a lengthy saga… to make up for that, I wrote a mediocre, modified sonnet if you just want the essence of my experience. Enjoy! Sonnet 814: To the Ponds The day commence with smoke in … Continue reading

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19 Hours for Castle Towers

When I envisioned my Castle Towers backpack early this summer I had no idea that we would also be summiting the Black Tusk on the same trip. I definitely didn’t expect to get back to the trailhead at 2am, after … Continue reading

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Brohm Ridge Exploratory

Better late than never! As I write this report, snow is just starting to stay on the north shore mountain range, and ski season is fast approaching. It was a different story when we were planning to go up to … Continue reading

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Accidental Brew Debacle (A Workhike?)

With beautiful weather in the forecast, and fond memories of the last weekend clearing alder in the rain (see https://www.ubc-voc.com/2021/10/20/ark-a-new-brew-trail-during-the-flood), Ross Campbell did his best to motivate people into another work hike with the promised allure of skiing and a … Continue reading

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“Intro to glampacking” (disclaimer: it was not an intro)

This late trip report (1 month late) sums up our three night -“intro” to glampacking- trip in Garibaldi park. It is a conglomerate of raw testimonies and roasts from several of the group members. Have a good read and make … Continue reading

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Semaphore Lake – How to: Dance to keep your toes warm*

*All credit for the title goes to trip organizer, Will. The plan for thanksgiving weekend was looking great: hiking up to Semaphore Lake, base-camping there and going scrambling on the mountains around. And of course swimming in the lake! As … Continue reading

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