Category Archives: Workhike

Trips which involve building/maintaining our huts and trails

Burton (Sphinx) Hut “Workhike” September 5-7, 2020

By Melissa Bernstein, with help from Cassandra Elphinstone and Ross Campbell I never thought my first trip to Garibaldi Lake would be what went down on this trip. Before this trip, I had only been up to Garibaldi Park once, … Continue reading

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Brew wood haul 12/09/2020

The trip was originally going to be trail maintenance near Harrison hut but due to complications we switched to Brew. I’ve never been to Harrison and was looking forward to being with acquainted with a new hut, but visiting old … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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A UVic Interloper Learns the True Meaning of Faffing About on Mt Brew [Workhike]

Mostly written by my cousin and workhike participant Teagan Dawson (a non-VOC member…gasp), with posting and contributions from me (Declan). As a newcomer to the VOC, this workhike up the old Mt Brew trail was eye opening in a number … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Stove

Trip report for: [workhike] HMVDITTRAH 2019 – 4th annual How Many VOCers Does It Take To Replace A Helicopter? Mystery of the Stove Written by: John Wragg As this was my first ever VOC trip i was more than ready … Continue reading

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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 3: Construction)

Trip Date: 2018 September 8-9 Participants: George Hill, Luc Harvey, Alastair White, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Shu Yu Fan, Robert Shilton, Aye Min, Lukas Schreiber, Daniel Tan, Eric Pollard.    Part 1 – Part … Continue reading

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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 2: Helicopter & Foundation)

Trip Date: 2018 September 1-3 Participants: George Hill, Luc Harvey, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Jackson Dagger, Lukas Schreiber, Heather Van Tassel, Alia Sanger.    Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 Saturday September 1st, the day before the helicopter. The … Continue reading

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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 1: Design & Preconstruction)

Trip Date: 2018 March 1-Aug31 Participants: George Hill, Edward Lim, Luc Harvey, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Derek Hiemstra, Lukas Schreiber.    Part 1 - Part 2 – Part 3 Brew Hut is one of the VOC’s most popular huts … Continue reading

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Little Brew Adventure

Roland, Aaron, and I went up to Brew, and stayed one night. We called it a workhike, and figured that there would be things to do, such as carry journals, empty the cashbox, measure the doorframe, and deal with the … Continue reading

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A Minor Brew Hut Fiasco: Turds

Participants: Anita, Devlin, the tirfor, poop and me On Friday, April 27, Anita (not of the VOC), Devlin and I started off towards to Brew Hut with the heaviest post hole digger I could find and a couple buckets labelled … Continue reading

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