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Sign in to the VOCWiki on the [[Special:Userlogin|log in]] page.  You may need to create an account, which can be done from the [[Special:Userlogin|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 their 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 <nowiki>~~~~ or ~~~</nowiki>).  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 could choose to bring a tent, or you may move your registration to another date. If you choose to bring a tent, update your registration to say how many people will be tenting vs. staying the hut. If you are still using hut facilities please consider still donating at least $5 per person per night.
 
  
'''Update your registration if any details about your group change.'''
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And as such, in VOC huts ''there is always room for one more''. We suggest non-VOC members donate $10 per person per night, payable [https://www.myshowpass.com/l/6a7c1594/| online], [[Contact us|by mail]], or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money goes to hut and trail maintenance; all of the work is done by volunteers. If you are interested in doing trail work on your way up to the huts, feel free to borrow our [[Tool Inventory|tools]].
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You are registering to tell people that you are going, and to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking, so please include contact information.  Feel free to register in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are disorganized students).
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'''DO NOT DELETE REGISTRATIONS: Registrations numbers are being recorded in the [[VOC Hut Registration Archive]] page at the end of each month. For further information contact VOC Hut Coordinator [[User:Haleyfoladare|Haley Foladare]] or [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]].'''
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==<span style="color:crimson">'''COVID-19: VOC Huts Reopening Policy'''</span>==
  
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 in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students).
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VOC Huts are opening with reduced capacity: the number of people in each hut should be low enough that households (individual groups of the same “bubble”) can effectively distance from each other. This means users should follow a first-come first-serve basis based on who arrives at the hut (and who needs to use it). You should not enter the hut if doing so will break 2m social distancing guidelines. DO NOT enter a VOC hut if you are showing symptoms of cold/flu/COVID-19.
  
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).
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''For example: 2 groups of 4 could effectively distance at Phelix (Brian Waddington) Hut, but not at Burton hut. Use your judgement and estimate that the huts can handle ~ ⅓ stated capacity (dependant on # households in group).'' ''The VOC's suggested capacities can be found below.''
  
We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of '''$10''' per person per night; '''[https://www.myshowpass.com/l/6a7c1594/| We now have a place where you can donate online!]''' Alternatively you could [[Contact us|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. If you are interested in doing trail work on your way up to any of the Huts the VOC has a complete set of Tools that you can freely borrow. View our complete inventory of tools at our [[Tool Inventory]] page.
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We strongly suggest several things if using our huts.
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# Sanitize your hands every time you enter the hut, wear a mask at all times while inside the hut (eat outside if the hut is crowded).
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# Wipe the main hut touchpoints down with disinfectant (wet-wipes): door handles, ladder handrails, eating surfaces.
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# Sleep in a tent if the hut is crowded.
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# Please [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ pay your hut fees]. The VOC has seen fewer hut donations but still has plenty of repairs to do this summer.
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The VOC does not clean the huts or provide cleaning products and we cannot guarantee the safety of users in the huts; use of our huts is at your own risk. It is the responsibility of hut users to bring their own cleaning/sanitizing supplies. Thank you for your cooperation.  
  
  
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The [[Brew Hut]] sleeps 12 in relative comfort.  In a pinch there is enough space for [[Media:brew_packing.pdf|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 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. <span style="color:red">Please 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.'''</span> 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.  
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The [[Brew Hut]] sleeps 12 in relative comfort, '''can handle 1 household of 6 people with COVID restrictions'''.  In a pinch there is enough space for [[Media:brew_packing.pdf|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 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. <span style="color:red">Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2018, VOC spent about $2k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last three years.  This is not the place to make campfires.</span> 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. If there is snow on the [[Roe Creek Road|Chance Creek FSR]] '''DO NOT''' drive past the Catskiing Parking Lot. Please help us maintain a positive relationship with Powder Mountain Catskiing.
 
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'''Note on dogs:''' Small spaces, food, copious amounts of people, and dogs don’t fit so well together. As such, please follow these guidelines:
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Note on dogs: Small spaces, food, copious amounts of people, and dogs don’t fit so well together. As such, please follow these guidelines:
 
# If you would like to bring your dog, note it on your registration.
 
# If you would like to bring your dog, note it on your registration.
 
# At least one week prior to your trip, communicate with all other registered users. If they are not okay with a having a dog around the hut, please respect that wish.  
 
# At least one week prior to your trip, communicate with all other registered users. If they are not okay with a having a dog around the hut, please respect that wish.  
 
# Generally, dogs should not be inside the hut unless absolutely necessary. Under NO circumstance should a dog ever be in the loft.  
 
# Generally, dogs should not be inside the hut unless absolutely necessary. Under NO circumstance should a dog ever be in the loft.  
# Follow good dog etiquette practices for the backcountry. '''[https://www.backpacker.com/skills/the-manual-take-your-dog-hiking Please read this guide].''' Even if you think you already know the meaning of good backcountry dog etiquette, read it anyways.
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# Follow good dog etiquette practices for the backcountry. [https://www.backpacker.com/skills/the-manual-take-your-dog-hiking Please read this guide].  
You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here].  
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here], and consider filling out  [https://forms.gle/srVRRpFBDBBvPmjU8 this short form] to help us know how many people are using the hut.<br>
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===Registration Board===
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===When can I register for Brew Hut?===
 
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'''''Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information''''' (please maintain chronological order!)
 
  
[[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']]
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===Registration Board===
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Please note the special registration restrictions for Brew Hut written above before registering.
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{{RegistrationIntro}}.
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*'''2020 July 31-Aug2''': group of 4 non-VOCers + dog, Rowan, [email protected]
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*'''2020 July 31-Aug1''': group 2 non VOCers + dog, Leslie, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 1-3:''' group of 2 non VOCers Denise [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 8-9:''' group of 6 non VOCers, Tamara [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 10-11:''' group of 6 non VOCers, Lauren, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 11-12''': group of 3 non VOCers + small dog, Jack, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 15-16:''' Group of 6 non VOCers, Lauren laurenjarchibald (at) gmail.com 
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*'''2020 August 19-21:''' group of 2 non-VOCers, Bryn , [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 21-22:''' group of 4 non-VOCers [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 22-23:''' group of 6 non VOCers,  Tabatha, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 23-25''': group of 6 non VOCers, Alia, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 24-25:''' group of 5 non VOCers, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 25-26:''' group of 6 non-VOCers + dog, Capucine, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 28-29:''' group of 2 non-VOCers, Kevin, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 29-30:''' group of 4 non VOCers,Oliver, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 29-30:''' groups of 5 non-VOCers, Steff, [email protected]
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*'''2020 August 30-31''': group of 4 non-VOCers, Christie, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 1-2''': group of 2 non-VOCers, Eric, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 3-4''': group of 2 non-VOCers, Pauline, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 3-4''': Group of 5 non-VOCers, Kaitlyn, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 4-7:''' group of 6 non VOCers, Gordon, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 9-10:''' Group of 2 non VOCers, Alex,
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*'''2020 September 11-12''': Group of 4 (2 VOC, 2 non-VOCers): Ildi [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 12-13:''' group of 10 VOCers, vincent.c.t.hanlon at gmail dot com
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*'''2020 September 12-13''': group of 6 non-VOCers, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 14:''' Group of 2 VOCers, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 18-20;''' Group of 2-4 (non VOCers) + a frenchie, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 19-20''': group of 6 non-VOCers, [email protected]
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*'''2020 September 26-27''': group of 6 non VOCers, Cescy, [email protected]
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*'''2020 October 3-4''': group of 4 non VOCers, Rebekah, [email protected]
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*'''2020 October 9-10''': group of 4 non VOCers, Gino, [email protected]
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*'''2020 October 10-12:''' group of 4 VOCers, [email protected]
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*'''2020 October 24-25''': group of 8 (non-VOCers), Jill, [email protected]
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*'''2019 May 4-5'''  Group of 5 non-VOCers (mcarrh at gmail dot com)
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*'''2019 May 17-18''' Maybe 6 non (marcel.schaubs at gmail.com)
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*'''2019 May 18-19''' Group of 4 non-VOCers plus dog  (hktreks at Gmail.com)
 
*'''2019 May 19-20''' Group of 2 non-VOCers ( [email protected] )
 
*'''2019 May 19-20''' Group of 4 non-VOCers (matthieu.bergue at gmail dot com)
 
*'''2019 May 25-26''' Group of ~8 non-VOCers, scouts ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 May 26-27''' group of 4 VOC alumni & kids & a dog (applesaucelena at gmail)
 
*'''2019 June 20-22''' Group of 12 non-VOCers, plus a baby! (sereacki dot stefan at gmail.com)
 
*'''2019 June 22-23 [https://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=2061 Official VOC Trip: How many VOCers does it take to replace a helicopter?] [email protected]'''
 
*'''2019 June 29-30''' Group of 3 non-VOCers (pen_penguin25 at hotmail dot com)
 
*'''2019 July 6-7''' Group of 12 VOC, plus 2 children, plus baby (cellerk at yahoo dot ca)
 
  
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:;<small>'''2019 February 21st - Austin Gardner'''</small>: <small>I noticed a minor leak in the loft in the middle of the room. There's a rusty nail marking the problem area. Asides from that everything seemed in great shape!</small>
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;<small>'''2020 February 29 - Owen McDonnell'''</small>
:;<small>'''2019 February 4th -''' Jenna Wright</small>: <small>The wood block that locks the outhouse from the outside is gone. A rock has been left in front of the door with hopes of keeping the door closed and the inside protected from the elements. </small>
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: <small>A friend and I arrived early Saturday morning with the intention of staying a night at the hut. Having never tried alpine touring before, my shame at having failed is somewhat dampened, but a little disappointed nonetheless.</small><small>I'll share some of our faulty assumptions, so other beginners might have a better chance of success.</small> <small>Firstly, though we were prepared for a long skin up, having been told that driving past the [http://www.powdermountaincatskiing.com PMC] office is effectively impossible, I had an image of driving up to decent snow over which to glide. Well, we had to hike for a few hundred meters carrying our gear in our hands, arbitrarily choosing a point to put the skis on for a KM or so of pretty slushy/icy/muddy road (with plenty of snowmobile traffic to keep us company).ï</small>
:;<small>2018 October 8th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>:<small> A new outhouse has been installed. [https://www.ubc-voc.com/2018/09/26/brew-outhouse-and-door-project-part-1-design-preconstruction See trip report here]. Unfortunately there has been a small problem with the spring back mechanism of the foot pedal and it is not working right now - we will be going up to fix it this weekend or before.</small>
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: <small>Higher up on the trail, once off the roe creek road, the small, deep trenches that you run into present quite a challenge to a beginner, both technical and psychological since you don't have a confident sense of where you can safely place your skis.</small> <small>Ultimately we turned around since we had three paths to choose from and, though we could make out no markers, we both agreed of the most likely one. Unfortunately, that path seemed totally cut off by a small stream which had formed a small gully.</small>
:;<small>2018 May 7th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>:<small> Solar lighting is OK now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer. Outhouse is working OK; it seems there was "operator error".  Door will be repaired later this summer.</small>
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: <small>In summary, maybe this is not the most appropriate trip for a first time skier with rental gear and unaccompanied by someone who's traveled this winter trail before.Or at very least, make sure you'll be able to follow someone's tracks. </small>
:;<small>2018 March 5th - [[user:Hfilyk|Heather Filyk]]</small>:<small>As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.</small>
 
 
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:;<small>2017 June 10th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>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.</small>  
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;<small>'''2020 February 2 - George Hill'''</small>
:;<small>2017 June 9th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>The [[Coleman Stoves|Coleman stove]] up there was tested as working on this date.  The VOC does not supply fuel for it.  If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.</small>  
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: <small>This is a reminder that during the winter months until late April, the farthest you can drive is to the Cat-ski parking lot 1.5km from the highway. Be aware that the cat will not always have the road leading up to the trailhead groomed (you might be breaking trail after a storm!). Be prepared for 1000m of elevation gain over 12km of skinning (8km the road and 4km on the [[Roe-Brew Trail]]). Depending on your group dynamics and fitness level, the total time from car to hut can take as much as 10hrs or be as quick as 5hrs. If you need any help to make your trip success, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]</small>
:;<small>2017 January 15th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>A security guard has been unlawfully preventing cars for non-motorized recreationalists from getting to the winter parking lot. This security guard does not have authorization from the Squamish Forest District and therefore if you are stopped, call Dave Southam the Sea to Sky District Manager at (604) 898-2141. The VOC is currently reviewing this ongoing issue and is pursuing methods to mitigate impact for those trying to access Brew Hut. If you would like to be involved in the conversation, [http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?4,121591,121591#msg-121591 check out this VOC message board thread]. If you are a snowmobiler, [http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC169687&type=Trail there is a $20 access fee that you must pay]. For more information contact [[User:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>  
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;<small>'''2019 November 2 - Martin Ortmayr'''</small>
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: <small>The broom handle is broken and needs replacing (or a new broom), so sweeping the hut is a bit of a pain.The old one seems to have been made with an old ski pole. We moved some of the sheet metal from behind the door to under the bench where it is more out of the way. Noticed mouse activity in the area behind the door that wasn't getting swept. Probably the less clutter in the hut the better, as far as mice go. We also dismantled a fire ring that a previous party had constructed outside.</small> ([https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49007487022/in/dateposted-public/ Picture:/])
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<small>'''2019 September 2nd - George Hill'''</small>
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: <small>The outhouse is in good shape and prepared for winter. New spring door hinges and door trim have been installed as well as some new metal signage. The pit is showing signs of naturally occurring vermiculture; a sign that the conveyor belt is succeeding in removing urine from the pit. Unfortunately, as a prototype, the conveyor has seen issues over the past year and it needs an upgrade, namely, a synchronous belt with a more robust drive train. It has been removed and placed underneath the outhouse for now.</small>
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;<small>'''2019 February 21st - Austin Gardner'''</small>: <small>I noticed a minor leak in the loft in the middle of the room. There's a rusty nail marking the problem area. Asides from that everything seemed in great shape</small>
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;<small>'''2019 February 4th -''' Jenna Wright</small>: <small>The wood block that locks the outhouse from the outside is gone. A rock has been left in front of the door with hopes of keeping the door closed and the inside protected from the elements. </small>
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;<small>2018 October 8th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>:<small> A new outhouse has been installed. [https://www.ubc-voc.com/2018/09/26/brew-outhouse-and-door-project-part-1-design-preconstruction See trip report here].</small>
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;<small>2018 May 7th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>:<small> Solar lighting is OK now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer. Outhouse is working OK; it seems there was "operator error".  Door will be repaired later this summer.</small>
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;<small>2018 March 5th - [[user:Hfilyk|Heather Filyk]]</small>:<small>As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.</small>
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;<small>2017 June 10th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>: <small>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.</small>  
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;<small>2017 June 9th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>The [[Coleman Stoves|Coleman stove]] up there was tested as working on this date.  The VOC does not supply fuel for it.  If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.</small>  
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;<small>2017 January 15th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>A security guard has been unlawfully preventing cars for non-motorized recreationalists from getting to the winter parking lot. This security guard does not have authorization from the Squamish Forest District and therefore if you are stopped, call Dave Southam the Sea to Sky District Manager at (604) 898-2141. The VOC is currently reviewing this ongoing issue and is pursuing methods to mitigate impact for those trying to access Brew Hut. If you would like to be involved in the conversation, [http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?4,121591,121591#msg-121591 check out this VOC message board thread]. If you are a snowmobiler, [http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC169687&type=Trail there is a $20 access fee that you must pay]. For more information contact [[User:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>  
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==Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration==
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The [[Brian Waddington Hut]] can handle [[Media:BWH Sleeping Capacity.jpg|31 people in the loft upstairs]] and potentially 8-10 people more downstairs if necessary. 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. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from  around the Hut.
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The [[Brian Waddington Hut]] can handle [[Media:BWH Sleeping Capacity.jpg|31 people in the loft upstairs]] and potentially 8-10 people more downstairs if necessary. '''The hut can handle 2 households of 4 people with COVID restrictions.''' 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. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from  around the Hut.
  
You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here]. 
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here], and consider filling out  [https://forms.gle/srVRRpFBDBBvPmjU8 this short form] to help us know how many people are using the hut.
 
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===Registration Board ===
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'''<span style="color:crimson">IMPORTANT: WATER QUALITY SAFETY ADVISORY</span>''': Please see 2020 January 21 Bulletin below for details
'''''Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information''' (please maintain chronological order!)''
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===Registration Board===
[[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']]
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* '''2020 August 1-3''': Group of 1 VOC and 2 non-VOC, Theresa Pauly, [email protected]
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* '''2020 August 2-3''': group of 3 with one staying in hut. Stephen Blaxland, [email protected]
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* '''2020 August 8-9: 10-12 VOCers on a work hike. We are painting the hut, so please do not plan on sleeping inside.'''
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* '''2020 August 26-27''': 2 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Cory Jordan, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 August 29-30''': 3 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Laura Uyttersprot, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 August 29-30''': 4 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Andrea Kopecka, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 September 12-15''': 2 Non-VOC staying in hut. Tim Wilson, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 September 16-17''': 5 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Jason Sartor, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 October 10-12:''' 2 Non-VOC most likely camping next to hut. Lujia Liu, [email protected] 
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* '''2020 November 27-30:''' 2+ VOC-ers; 2+ Non-VOC-ers staying in hut. Ildi Kovacs: [email protected] 
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*'''2019 May 25-26''' Group of 2 VOC (jeffigator at gmail dot com)
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*'''2019 June 1-2''' Group of 4 non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 June 29-Jul1''' Group of 6 non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 June 29-Jul1''' Group of 12 VOCers + non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 July 4-6''' Group of 10 non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 July 20-21''' Group of 8–10 non-VOCers ([email protected])
 
*'''2019 August 3-5''' Group of 10, 1 VOCer, 9 non-VOCers plus dog ([email protected])
 
 
 
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:;<small>'''2019 February 3rd - Tom Curran'''</small>: <small>Noticed one of the fire extinguishers had been used. Other one fine. Small propane heater working - see below. Windows seemed somewhat frozen shut. Carried out 1 broken ski pole and one mostly empty gas canister for canister stoves. Please do not leave trash at the hut. </small>
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:;<small>'''2020 January 21<sup>st</sup> - Haley Foladare. <span style="color:crimson">WATER QUALITY SAFETY ADVISORY</span>'''</small>: <small> There have been concerns regarding the quality of the water that is obtained at the creek just to the left of the hut. Please insure that you are getting your water UPHILL of the outhouse, and if not, ensure that you are treating water before drinking. Keep in mind that you won't realize the issue until two weeks later- so best to take necessary precautions. The club executive will be testing the water quality, and taking this into consideration when making decisions regarding the location of the next outhouse.</small>
:;<small>'''2019 January 28th - Jordan Uittenbogaard'''</small>: <small>We got the [[Propane Coleman Stoves|coleman propane stove]] working no problem by pushing the new regulator into the stove to engage the valve. We pushed it in as hard as we could then tightened it down. After we did that, it worked all weekend. If just threaded on, it wont work. I have also donated a heater (Mr. Heater Portable Propane Buddy Heater MH 9BX) to the hut. It uses the 1lb propane cylinders as well and produces a good amount of heat. We were rather comfortable. On high a cylinder lasts 3 hours and on low 6 hours. [[Media:Jordan Uittenbogaard Mr Buddy Heater.jpg|See picture.]]</small>
 
:;<small>'''2019 January 2nd - [[user:Lukas|Lukas Schreiber]]'''</small>: <small>Elliott Skierszan, his friend Nick and I made necessary improvements to the outhouse. One, we added a beam to better support the seat platform in the front. Two, we added an extra panel below and in front of the toilet seat, to prevent body liquids from reaching the outhouse floor. </small>
 
:;<small>'''2018 November 12th - [[user:George|George Hill]]'''</small>: <small>A team of 6 VOC volunteers went up to the Hut with a gallon of Moldex Killer and scrubbed out the loft and roof, cleaning it of all the visible mould and some of the grime/mould nutrients caked on to the roof. Ryan took a peek behind a small loose-ish panel and saw mold growth behind the plywood. He hypothesizes that the mould's reach behind the panels is far and wide, and that old mould in the plywood rafters had been sealed in previously by teak oil, but not killed. IF these are indeed the things that are happening, then the whole roof plywood, insulation and vapour barrier should be replaced at the time of a heater being installed. However, we should not jump to this before at least taking off one panel and investigating it further. The solar fan is working fine and my hypothesis for why the mould was so horrid this year was because of the vent on the north side of the hut. We installed a temperature sensor last New Years that used the vent and had a rag stuffed in it (the rag is typically removed in the spring/summer but wasn't this year because of the sensor). We have now moved the sensors so that they do not use the vent and hopefully next year, the hut should not see the same kind of mould growth, especially after our cleaning this fall. Also on this trip we put up a blackboard. Feel free to use it to post avalanche bulletins, weather or other family friendly artwork. Also, also, the propane cooking stove has a faulty regulator. We have taken the regulator down and will bring up a new one at New Years (unless someone beats us to it).</small>
 
:;<small>'''2018 November 3rd - Luc Harvey'''</small>: <small>A team of 16 VOC volunteers went up to the Phelix Creek FSR with 3 Brush saws, picks and shovels, multiple sets of clippers and a chainsaw to cut back the alder along the road from the landslide to the trailhead. Three of us went up on the Friday and did a bunch of work to the landslide section of the road to improve vehicle access and made it more safe to drive over. It looks much better from what people who had driven it before had told me. Rocks were moved and the slide was cut back to make as level a surface as possible. A regular sized 4x4 vehicle with enough clearance can now make it past the slide with ease now. On the Saturday, the alder along the majority of the road was also significantly cut back and should now hopefully, at a minimum, hold out until the end of next summer. A bunch of tall, leaning alder trees were also cut down and moved to the side of the road to prevent them from falling over the road in the future. The logging company in the area intends to reactivate the road as Ryan hinted to below so this may not need to be done again for a good while. Further to this, the 2 ton second bridge (or as we call it the zero bridge as we don't think it should have any vehicles crossing it due to the state of the beams supporting it) was tested by Tom's SUV and proven that it can still support the weight of a vehicle. Nevertheless, I think that the more we test it, the more likely it is to break so I would avoid repeating this at all costs (unless you feel like getting your vehicle stuck up there). Lastly, the flagging is still up at the ditches along the road (be careful crossing these as there is a good chance of bottoming out if you drive through them too fast). We reattached any flagging on new branch nearby when alder that had flagging attached to them was cut down.</small>
 
 
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:;<small>'''2018 October 8th - Ryan Macdonald'''</small>: <small>The mold issue at Brian Waddington is worse than ever. Pink & White mold is eating into the main roof beam, and black mold has colonized around the front window + all the roof panels to some extent. I suspect, given the vapor barrier, that behind said panels may be a horror show of health hazard levels if we pulled one and took a peek. I was quite shocked at how much worse it is from ten months ago. In other news there's fresh flagging all the way up the road for the installation of drainage works, so presumably someone intends to reactivate the spur past the log & rope bridge. Hopefully they stabilize the landslip and don't put a big gate in or pull the bridges when they finish. One mouse was caught by a trap, however there were several running around downstairs at night, suspending food is recommended. We removed the metal footbridge for the winter on our way out.</small>
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:;<small>'''2019 November 23<sup>rd</sup> – James Starke – [email protected]'''</small>: <small> Had a crazy experience this weekend trying to get to the Brian Waddington Hut. We took the 4x4 trail all the way to the trail head and when we arrived, we came onto quite the scene. There was a burnt-out pickup truck that smelt very fresh. In addition, there were possessions thrown all over the area including two passports, three smashed cell phones, a smashed laptop, ID cards, toiletry bags and clothing. It felt like a crime scene and had a very eerie feeling. We turned around and left deciding not to hike to the hut with a fear of walking into something. ''(obviously our whole group was thinking about the Canadian Manhunt from the summer'') We called the police and reported it. I thought the community would like to know before anyone drives 4 hours to a trail head only to be turned around. </small>
:;<small>'''2018 April 19th - Luc Frost'''</small>: <small>We planned on driving most of the FSR but had to change plans immediately due to a huge boulder that has blocked the road right at the very start.</small> http://tinypic.com/r/2e2gmxv/9 <small>We managed to clear a route around it by removing the trees that it had taken out after it rolled down the hill, and managed to get around the landslide (don't do this in a truck.. way too sketchy) but there is a LOT of snow from the very start so we had to park up just before the landslide. Thanks to Scott McKenzie's email, I had a good idea of what the rest of the trail would be like. We spent 3 days up at the hut. It was mostly full on the first night so bear in mind a lot of people don't realize the registration page exists.</small>
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:;<small>'''2019 February 3<sup>rd</sup> - Tom Curran'''</small>: <small>Noticed one of the fire extinguishers had been used. Other one fine. Small propane heater working - see below. Windows seemed somewhat frozen shut. Carried out 1 broken ski pole and one mostly empty gas canister for canister stoves. Please do not leave trash at the hut. </small>
:;<small>'''2018 April 15th - Scott McKenzie'''</small>: <small>Parked at the gate to Birkenhead Prov. Park and started skinning up the Phelix Creek FSR.  There were a few sections we had to boot pack up, and they were longer on the way down due to snow melt Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  The snowmobile tracks between the parking lot and the trail split were a pain, more so on the ski out as it was all slushy, tight rollers.  The section above the split (just before the 2nd bridge on the way up) was pretty good.  The snowpack was soft under foot, and even skis were sinking on occasion if you stepped off the buried skin track (we broke Trail the whole way up).  There were a number of small creeks that still had snow bridge dips over them, but we had to pop skis off and walk across the wider creek (single log bridge with a rope handrail).  The steep portion (last 2km before the lake) of the trail was pretty icy which was tough both up and down. The Hut is in pretty good shape, there was lots of snow at the top, there are openings in the creek, but the lake is still nicely frozen.  There is no propane left for the stove or griddle, but otherwise it’s clean and cozy. Skiing off Cabin Hill Sunday was stable and ankle deep pow.</small>
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:;<small>'''2019 January 28<sup>th</sup> - Jordan Uittenbogaard'''</small>: <small>We got the [[Propane Coleman Stoves|coleman propane stove]] working no problem by pushing the new regulator into the stove to engage the valve. We pushed it in as hard as we could then tightened it down. After we did that, it worked all weekend. If just threaded on, it wont work. I have also donated a heater (Mr. Heater Portable Propane Buddy Heater MH 9BX) to the hut. It uses the 1lb propane cylinders as well and produces a good amount of heat. We were rather comfortable. On high a cylinder lasts 3 hours and on low 6 hours. [[Media:Jordan Uittenbogaard Mr Buddy Heater.jpg|See picture.]]</small>
:;<small>2018 March 10th - Jason John Thompson</small>: <small> skins on from beginning on phelix fsr. it took 5.5 hrs with two snack breaks easy pace. leave early easy skinning first 7km. last 3km is a slog with “skin track” of sub optimal. the phelix creek trail steep hill skinning at the end is icy since everyone coming down and pizza wedges it. we even took skis off at one point to boot up ice. once at lake lots of snow soft of N aspect. south aspects got sun baked. I imagine its frozen crust now. cabin minus 2 in morning with 2 peeps. amazing terrain.</small>
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:;<small>'''2019 January 2<sup>nd</sup> - [[user:Lukas|Lukas Schreiber]]'''</small>: <small>Elliott Skierszan, his friend Nick and I made necessary improvements to the outhouse. One, we added a beam to better support the seat platform in the front. Two, we added an extra panel below and in front of the toilet seat, to prevent body liquids from reaching the outhouse floor. </small>
:;<small>2018 January 5th - [[user:E.skierszkan|Elliot Skierszkan]]</small>: <small>Our party of 4 was the last ''VOC''-affiliated party to leave the hut, yesterday. We did a good clean up of the surfaces and kitchenware, hauled out the remaining garbage, chipped the ice away from the windows and door frames so they would shut properly and generally left the hut in much greater condition than when we arrived on the 31st. The hut does have a resident mouse, unfortunately. Tom and Cassandra did an amazing job clearing alder on the way up, and I also hacked away some more on my way down. Tom and Cassandra removed most of the alder close to the trail, so by the time I was sweeping out I was attacking what little remained. The result of this and many previous trail-clearing efforts mean that the ski in/out of Phelix is in the best condition I have ever seen it, so great work to all those involved!</small>  
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==Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration==
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==Burton Hut Registration (Sphinx Hut)==
 
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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 now has a cash donation box and if you wish, your $5 donation is welcome. You can also make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here]. 
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'''''Note: due to COVID-19, [http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/ Garibaldi Provincial Park] is closed: Burton Hut is also closed.'''''
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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 now has a cash donation box and if you wish, your $5 donation is welcome. You can also make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here]. 
  
 
{{Garibaldi Park Permit}}
 
{{Garibaldi Park Permit}}
  
You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here].  
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You can make a donation for your stay [https://www.showpass.com/hut-donations/ here], and consider filling out  [https://forms.gle/srVRRpFBDBBvPmjU8 this short form] to help us know how many people are using the hut.  
 
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'''''Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information''' (please maintain chronological order!)''
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* 2020 Sept 5-7th: Group of seven VOCers. [email protected]
 
 
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:;<small>2019 January 14th - Alastair White</small>: <small>The info email received a report that Garibaldi Lake is only 3/4 frozen and Sentinel and Sphinx bays are still open.</small>
 
:;<small>2019 January 14th - Alastair White</small>: <small>The info email received a report that Garibaldi Lake is only 3/4 frozen and Sentinel and Sphinx bays are still open.</small>
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:;<small>2018 November 12th - Krista Cawley and Piotr Forysinski</small>: <small>The hut is still snow-free. We visited for the weekend to do some maintenance on the outhouse, which does not look like it's been used in quite some time. The door now has additional wood to reinforce where the hinges are, as well as new hinges, and has been re-mounted and secured with a piece of string and a nail to keep it closed in the winter. The wood on the door jam is still OK and will likely last a little while longer. We also screwed the throne to the floor so it doesn't move, and closed up the back of the outhouse where it looks like an animal ripped the wood away. Likely, this is why the outhouse has been getting filled with snow; hopefully this year the lower level will stay snow-free. There's a piece of cedar 1x6, a few smaller blocks of wood, and some screws we left in the repair bin in the hut. The hut could use a new pen or pencil (there appears to be none there), but otherwise seems in good shape for the winter.</small>  
 
:;<small>2018 November 12th - Krista Cawley and Piotr Forysinski</small>: <small>The hut is still snow-free. We visited for the weekend to do some maintenance on the outhouse, which does not look like it's been used in quite some time. The door now has additional wood to reinforce where the hinges are, as well as new hinges, and has been re-mounted and secured with a piece of string and a nail to keep it closed in the winter. The wood on the door jam is still OK and will likely last a little while longer. We also screwed the throne to the floor so it doesn't move, and closed up the back of the outhouse where it looks like an animal ripped the wood away. Likely, this is why the outhouse has been getting filled with snow; hopefully this year the lower level will stay snow-free. There's a piece of cedar 1x6, a few smaller blocks of wood, and some screws we left in the repair bin in the hut. The hut could use a new pen or pencil (there appears to be none there), but otherwise seems in good shape for the winter.</small>  
 
:;<small>2018 June 24th - Jeff Mottershead</small>: <small>There's a thing on the hut registration (April 2nd Bulletin) that claims it's totally full and to bring sacks for poop. This isn't really true. The door of the outhouse is torn off and I can only assume that it was filled with a snow/poop aggregate. Spring has sprung. The poop has sunk. I wonder if once it stunk. The poop should find a loving home this summer, though, otherwise it will be really overflowing by this time next year. Another thing worth thinking about is putting the door back on. One hinge is bent, screws are rusted and busted and the wood that the screws used to screw into is punky, partially missing and not long for this world. If I was not useless I would have had a tape measure, but alas...</small>
 
:;<small>2018 June 24th - Jeff Mottershead</small>: <small>There's a thing on the hut registration (April 2nd Bulletin) that claims it's totally full and to bring sacks for poop. This isn't really true. The door of the outhouse is torn off and I can only assume that it was filled with a snow/poop aggregate. Spring has sprung. The poop has sunk. I wonder if once it stunk. The poop should find a loving home this summer, though, otherwise it will be really overflowing by this time next year. Another thing worth thinking about is putting the door back on. One hinge is bent, screws are rusted and busted and the wood that the screws used to screw into is punky, partially missing and not long for this world. If I was not useless I would have had a tape measure, but alas...</small>
 
:;<small>2018 April 2nd - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>We have received reports that the outhouse at Burton is completely full. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. Please do not poop in the snow. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination. </small>
 
:;<small>2018 April 2nd - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>We have received reports that the outhouse at Burton is completely full. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. Please do not poop in the snow. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination. </small>
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:;<small>2018 February 21st - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated [[VOC Journal|here]].</small>
 
:;<small>2018 February 21st - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated [[VOC Journal|here]].</small>
 
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==Harrison Hut Registration==
 
==Harrison Hut Registration==
 
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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 Trail]]. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions. <br>
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The [[Harrison Hut]] sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. '''The hut can handle 1 household of 6 people with COVID restrictions'''. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier.  Read more here: [[Harrison Hut Trail]]. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions.
 
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{{Harrison Hut Helicopter Access}}. Expect to pay ca $2k for the flight in and another $2k for the flight out.
 
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*'''2020 August 1-2:''' 5 non-VOCers, 1 VOCer Michael Cancilla, michael.cancilla at gmail dot com
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*2020 August 17-18: 3 non-VOCers, Tyrel Smith, [email protected]
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*2020 August 21-24, 4 non VOCers, John Morra, [email protected]
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*2020 August 23-25, 1 non VOCer, Troy Holmes, [email protected]
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*2020 August 23-25: 6 non-VOCers, Kevin Zhou, [email protected]
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:;<small>2020 August 7th - John Howe</small>:Message from a logging company in charge of new logging along the trail: The first section of trail, from Perkins Main to Meager Creek, is closed until mid September for active logging. They also say "All access along the Meager Road (by foot and bike) will also be very limited, for safety reasons, during daylight hours from August 15 until mid-September as helicopter operations are underway." VH: not sure how this affects weekend access.
*'''2019 July 26-28''' group of 6 non-VOCers, john huxtable, [email protected]
 
 
 
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:;<small>2019 June 1st - John Howe</small>: <small>Active logging has started for the season and there will be hauling on the Lillooet South FSR and the Meager South roads within the next few days, continuing for a few weeks. The first half of the Harrison Hut Trail has sections where active falling is occuring and with cut-blocks being a serious safety hazard, the first half of the Trail is CLOSED. The second half of the trail is OPEN and can be reached by travelling along the Meager South Road to bypass the first half of the trail. '''''VOC Note''': The first half of the trail is somewhat redundant now anyways since the 23km gate prevents vehicle access to the trailhead. It is faster and easier to cycle the new road to the mid-way point of the trail and start from there. This also avoids the loggers as well.''</small>
 
:;<small>2019 June 1st - John Howe</small>: <small>Active logging has started for the season and there will be hauling on the Lillooet South FSR and the Meager South roads within the next few days, continuing for a few weeks. The first half of the Harrison Hut Trail has sections where active falling is occuring and with cut-blocks being a serious safety hazard, the first half of the Trail is CLOSED. The second half of the trail is OPEN and can be reached by travelling along the Meager South Road to bypass the first half of the trail. '''''VOC Note''': The first half of the trail is somewhat redundant now anyways since the 23km gate prevents vehicle access to the trailhead. It is faster and easier to cycle the new road to the mid-way point of the trail and start from there. This also avoids the loggers as well.''</small>
 
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:;<small>2018 September 19th - John Howe</small>: <small> Pebble Creek Timber Co., the logging company with timber rights in the Meager Valley, is planning to start heli logging operations that will affect the Harrison Hut Trail that starts near Perkins Creek and goes into the Meager Creek watershed. For safety reasons, the trail will be closed 7 days a week for the next two months as of today until November 30th, 2018.  Signs will be posted at the trailhead and on both sides of the effected sections. </small>
 
:;<small>2018 September 19th - John Howe</small>: <small> Pebble Creek Timber Co., the logging company with timber rights in the Meager Valley, is planning to start heli logging operations that will affect the Harrison Hut Trail that starts near Perkins Creek and goes into the Meager Creek watershed. For safety reasons, the trail will be closed 7 days a week for the next two months as of today until November 30th, 2018.  Signs will be posted at the trailhead and on both sides of the effected sections. </small>
 
:;<small>2018 September 16th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small> The Lillooet South FSR is closed, beginning at the 2km gate, to motorized vehicle traffic from September 16th to November 30th and from April 1st to June 15th annually to protect sensitive grizzly bear habitat. Non-motorized traffic, such as biking, skiing or hiking are still permitted. The gate is closed by the Sea to Sky Forest District and was implemented as a result of a 2018 report titled ''[https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/Stewardship/Upper_Lillooet_Access_Recommendations_Report_March29_2018.pdf "Motorized Access Management: Recommendations to Protect Grizzly Bears in the Upper Lillooet River Area"]''. The report cites the following as the reason for the implementation of the gates: ''"public recreation that is cause for concern, owing to the observations on the north side of the Lillooet River FSR, and activities in the Pebble Creek hot springs that frequently require action by Conservation Officers and FLNRORD Compliance and Enforcement personnel...Gates allow for continued industrial and First Nations use while restricting public recreational or other unauthorized use"''. For further information, contact the Sea to Sky Forest District.</small>
 
:;<small>2018 September 16th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small> The Lillooet South FSR is closed, beginning at the 2km gate, to motorized vehicle traffic from September 16th to November 30th and from April 1st to June 15th annually to protect sensitive grizzly bear habitat. Non-motorized traffic, such as biking, skiing or hiking are still permitted. The gate is closed by the Sea to Sky Forest District and was implemented as a result of a 2018 report titled ''[https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/Stewardship/Upper_Lillooet_Access_Recommendations_Report_March29_2018.pdf "Motorized Access Management: Recommendations to Protect Grizzly Bears in the Upper Lillooet River Area"]''. The report cites the following as the reason for the implementation of the gates: ''"public recreation that is cause for concern, owing to the observations on the north side of the Lillooet River FSR, and activities in the Pebble Creek hot springs that frequently require action by Conservation Officers and FLNRORD Compliance and Enforcement personnel...Gates allow for continued industrial and First Nations use while restricting public recreational or other unauthorized use"''. For further information, contact the Sea to Sky Forest District.</small>
 
:;<small>2018 June 26th - Roland Burton</small>: <small>Hi, My name is Simon Getaz, I am in charge of the falling for logging purpose of cutblocks 170 and 171 up Perkins Main. Those two block are located at the start of the Harrison Hut trail. We noticed people walking and driving through those cutblocks to access the trail, so we would like to inform you of our active falling and logging operation. Signage will be in place. If any of your members were to do this hike, could they please get on the trail where it originally started and not through the new cutblocks. Safety is our priority and the trail can remain open if accessed this way. If we notice people going through our signage without care we might be forced to shut the trail access. Thank you for your understanding. Simon Getaz 604 6126404 </small>
 
:;<small>2018 June 26th - Roland Burton</small>: <small>Hi, My name is Simon Getaz, I am in charge of the falling for logging purpose of cutblocks 170 and 171 up Perkins Main. Those two block are located at the start of the Harrison Hut trail. We noticed people walking and driving through those cutblocks to access the trail, so we would like to inform you of our active falling and logging operation. Signage will be in place. If any of your members were to do this hike, could they please get on the trail where it originally started and not through the new cutblocks. Safety is our priority and the trail can remain open if accessed this way. If we notice people going through our signage without care we might be forced to shut the trail access. Thank you for your understanding. Simon Getaz 604 6126404 </small>
:;<small>2018 June 19th - Vincent Hanlon</small>: <small>The gate at 2km (on Lillooet South FSR) is open, but it may be closed periodically because of landslide risk if things get really hot. Incidentally, this sort of information about road access is available from the Sea to Sky Natural Resource district ([https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resource-roads/local-road-safety-information/sea-to-sky-natural-resource-district-road-safety-information Sea to Sky Resource Road Status and Information Page]). They're especially helpful if you call and ask nicely (604 898-2100). </small>
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:;<small>2018 June 19th - Vincent Hanlon</small>: <small>The gate at 2km (on Lillooet South FSR) is open, but it may be closed periodically because of landslide risk if things get really hot. Incidentally, this sort of information about road access is available from the Sea to Sky Natural Resource district ([https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resource-roads/local-road-safety-information/sea-to-sky-natural-resource-district-road-safety-information Sea to Sky Resource Road Status and Information Page]). </small>
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:;<small>2017 September 24th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>After three workhikes this summer a new bridge has been installed to replace the broken Barr Creek Bridge and the Hut now has a it's main floor completely renovated inclusive of: a new floor; a new steel door and frame complete with weather stripping, a sweep and a door closer; new and re-used baseboards to complete the seal around the new floor; solar lighting that can provide light to the Hut for up to 8 hours on a full charge; the bench on the wall rebuilt and improved and; new and improved supports for the cooking table attached to the other wall. The Hut now looks nearly brand new. Things that can still be done include adding a layer of paint to the new floor and baseboards; rebuilding the movable bench to sit flat on the ground; new windows & frames; rebuilding the ladder to be more sturdy and; replacing the wooden solar panel frame with a more robust metal frame.</small>
 
:;<small>2017 September 24th - [[user:George|George Hill]]</small>: <small>After three workhikes this summer a new bridge has been installed to replace the broken Barr Creek Bridge and the Hut now has a it's main floor completely renovated inclusive of: a new floor; a new steel door and frame complete with weather stripping, a sweep and a door closer; new and re-used baseboards to complete the seal around the new floor; solar lighting that can provide light to the Hut for up to 8 hours on a full charge; the bench on the wall rebuilt and improved and; new and improved supports for the cooking table attached to the other wall. The Hut now looks nearly brand new. Things that can still be done include adding a layer of paint to the new floor and baseboards; rebuilding the movable bench to sit flat on the ground; new windows & frames; rebuilding the ladder to be more sturdy and; replacing the wooden solar panel frame with a more robust metal frame.</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut</small>]]'''
 
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==Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration==
 
{{main|Lizzie Creek Cabin}}
 
{{main|Stein Valley Traverse}}
 
There is no registration for the Lizzie Creek Cabin.
 
 
 
=== Bulletins ===
 
:;<small>2018 July 1st - Rob Szpak</small>: <small>Ran the to the cabin yesterday. Looks like it needs a good clean, the back window is missing, and the stove vent piping has fallen off.</small>
 
:;<small>2018 June 23rd - Kent Popjes</small>: <small>We received a report of a hiker that arrived at Lizzie Lake cabin tonight and encountered a bear in the cabin.  Apparently the hiker pepper sprayed the bear, the bear was unaffected and remained inside the building.  The solo hiker then left the area and planned to camp at Lizzie lake. Information was obtained 3rd hand through an in-reach device to a friend who was put in contact with the Conservation Officer Service. The bear may have accessed food in the cabin left from previous hikers.</small>
 
:;<small>2016 October 4th - [[User:Ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>After a VOC work hike and the BC Government helping to clean up the trail, it is now completely clear and a beginner friendly trail. Work still needs to be done on the roof of the Hut, the floor of the Hut and the safety of the new one log bridge.</small>
 
:;<small>2010 July 27th - [[User:Pforysinski|Piotr Forysinski]]</small>: <small>A VOC party visited it in the summer of 2010 after spending a day brushing out the access road.  See for details [[2010 July 24-25 Lizzie Creek Cabin Workhike]]</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Lizzie Creek Cabin]]'''
 
 
 
==Keith's Hut Registration==
 
{{main|Keith's Hut}}
 
{{main|Cerise Creek Trail}}
 
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 (on Saturday night and maybe Friday night) 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. [[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']]
 
 
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information''' (please maintain chronological order!)''
 
 
 
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:;<small>2016 December 26th - [[user:ghill031|George Hill]]</small>: <small>Hut was very very quiet (we were the only ones there). Hut is in excellent shape with firewood and solar lighting.</small>
 
:;<small>2011 July 4th - [[user:Lommer|Lommer]]</small>:<small>Party of three skinned in the winter route. The bridge over Cerise Creek was no longer snow-covered and was under water, requiring wet feet. Snow is melting rapidly up near the hut, and the higher portion of the winter trail along the creek will soon be difficult to navigate due to melting snow bridges.</small>
 
:;<small>2009 July 10th - [[user:Lommer|Lommer]]</small>: <small>Party of 5 went in on Friday and out on Saturday. Halfway between the first and second bridges right near the parking area on the Duffey Lake Road there was some flagging that said the "second bridge" was out or unpassable at high water, and a note to follow a new flagging route up through the forest. Not sure if the "second bridge" was referring to the one immediately after the flagging or to the larger bridge much further up on the logging road segment before the old trailhead. Regardless, both bridges were perfectly serviceable and we crossed them with no difficulty whatsoever (for details see [[Talk:Keith's Hut|talk]]). Hut was clean, some snow patches remaining around the glacier, great time was had...</small>
 
:;<small>2009 June 27th - [[user:Bramvs|Bram Van Straaten]]</small>:<small>A BCMC party flagged a new route on the west side of Cerise Creek. Follow flagging on the right, a bit after the first bridge over Cayoosh Creek (right after the parking lot on Hwy 99). See [http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31433 ClubTread] for more details.</small>
 
:;<small>2009 June 4th - [[user:Lommer|Lommer]]</small>:<small>Took the newly flagged route up, about 1hr to the summer trailhead on the Cerise FSR. On the way back we waded Cerise creek (almost crotch high water) at the Cerise FSR and took the east side trail back. The latter option is much faster (~30mins), but you'll get wet feet.</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Keith's Hut</small>]]'''
 
 
 
==Tenquille Lake Cabin Registration==
 
{{main|Tenquille Lake Cabin}}
 
Note that Tenquille Lake Cabin 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 if you find people at the hut who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15-20 people. The cabin belongs to the Provincial government, but is maintained and managed by volunteers from the Pemberton Wildlife Association (PWA). [[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']]
 
 
 
===Registration Board===
 
'''''Date: group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information''' (please maintain chronological order!)''
 
 
 
* '''2019 June 1-2''' - Group of 6-8 non VOCers  - Dougie Frame - ([email protected])
 
* '''2019 June 8-9''' - Group of 4 non VOCers + dog - Holynde ([email protected])
 
* '''2019 June 8-9''' - Group of 7 non VOCers - Sarah ([email protected])
 
* '''2019 June 29-30''' - Group of 10-12 non VOCers  - Ollie Lammas - ([email protected])
 
* '''2019 July 4-7''' - 10-12 VOCers and non- VOCers- Jordan Uittenbogaard [email protected]
 
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==Snowspider Hut Registration==
 
Note that Snowspider 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.  The loft in the Hut can only sleep about 4 persons, but more can fit on the floor. With the limited space, registering your intentions here can help coordinate use so that you don't end up tenting by surprise. Keep in mind that, like Keith's, many may not be aware of this registration board and might not be registered below. [[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']].
 
 
 
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:;<small>2017 October 16th - [[user:Rolandburt|Roland Burton]]</small>:<small>A VOC party drove up Twin One FSR for about 11 km and then navigated to the hut by GPS. See trip report [http://www.ubc-voc.com/2017/10/16/snowspider-hut-via-twin-one-fsr here].</small>
 
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:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Snowspider Hut</small>]]'''
 
 
 
==Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration==
 
{{main|Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts}}
 
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. [[Huts#Reservations, and fees for usage|''Remember - it's a registration not a reservation'']].
 
 
 
{{Garibaldi Park Permit}}
 
 
 
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:;<small>2017 March 3rd - Brett Logan</small>: <small>Slept in the A-frame one this past Saturday and it was super cozy. There are some old foam mattresses and rusty nails and the door doesn't seal but with three of us inside it was super warm. Always windy in that area so shelters are free of snow. </small>
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:;<small>2015 April 22nd - Steve Grant</small>: <small>The huts are in good condition, and seem to be getting little use. The west side of Sentinel Bay is now open water. It is possible to get ashore off the lake on the east side, but you have to navigate around the open creek outflow and the usual wet area along the fringe of the lake. One hot day will spell the end of adequate conditions. Nice beach at the east end of the bay. There's so little snow that approaching the hut once off the lake requires some dodging around or taking the skis off. The Sentinel Bay area of Lake Garibaldi melts out first, and conditions are marginal now for skiing. I'd advise against trying it with snowshoes. Despite that, everywhere on the lake I tried to dig a hole to get water, I ran into a hard thick layer of ice that could not be penetrated with an aluminum shovel.</small>
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There are many non-VOC huts out there that are similarly not locked, don't take reservations, and, are generally first come first serve. If you want to indicate that you will be using one of these huts anyways, you are welcome to do so on the [[Non-VOC Hut Registration]] Page. These huts were not built by the VOC and are not maintained by the VOC. Most users of these huts do not use this registration board so do not be surprised to arrive to a full cabin even if nothing is posted there. These huts were not built by the VOC and we do not maintain them. If you visit a non-VOC hut, please consider leaving a donation for the caretakers.
:;<small>2011 March 27th - [[user:Camshaft]]</small>:  <small>Hut location 10 U 500456 5527329 -Larger hut, with smaller sleeping areas has broken window, snow building on bunks -smaller hut, with larger sleeping areas is ok, small snow drifts inside from leaks in walls</small>
 
:'''[[Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts|<small>Archive:Hut Bulletins#Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts</small>]]'''
 

Latest revision as of 16:36, 22 September 2020

How to Register

Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page (or create an account). Add a line to the appropriate hut section with your registration (see below). 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".
  • Your contact information - your phone number, email address.

For help with editing the wiki, see help:contents.

We request that non-VOC members give the VOC a donation of $10 per person per night, payable online or in the blue lock box inside the hut. If you are using hut facilities but tenting, consider donating $5 per person.

Please update your registration if any details about your group change. Please be respectful of other user's and don't delete their registrations without their permission.

At the end of each month, we record how many registrations we had for the month and then delete the old registrations. The data is recorded in the VOC Hut Registration Archive page at the end of each month. Help us to collect accurate data by keeping your registration as accurate as possible.

For any help with registering, or if you have any questions, contact the VOC Hut Coordinator, Declan Taylor, or the VOC Access Coordinator, Haley Foladare at [email protected]


If you know you will be at a VOC Hut, please post here to let people know.
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation


And as such, in VOC huts there is always room for one more. We suggest non-VOC members donate $10 per person per night, payable online, by mail, or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money goes to hut and trail maintenance; all of the work is done by volunteers. If you are interested in doing trail work on your way up to the huts, feel free to borrow our tools.

You are registering to tell people that you are going, and to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking, so please include contact information. Feel free to register in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are disorganized students).


No Campfires Icon.png Campfires are PROHIBITED at all VOC huts.
VOC Huts are located in sensitive alpine environments. Follow Leave No Trace principles and please do not make campfires.

If you see someone having a campfire at one of our huts, please report them to [email protected]



COVID-19: VOC Huts Reopening Policy

VOC Huts are opening with reduced capacity: the number of people in each hut should be low enough that households (individual groups of the same “bubble”) can effectively distance from each other. This means users should follow a first-come first-serve basis based on who arrives at the hut (and who needs to use it). You should not enter the hut if doing so will break 2m social distancing guidelines. DO NOT enter a VOC hut if you are showing symptoms of cold/flu/COVID-19.

For example: 2 groups of 4 could effectively distance at Phelix (Brian Waddington) Hut, but not at Burton hut. Use your judgement and estimate that the huts can handle ~ ⅓ stated capacity (dependant on # households in group). The VOC's suggested capacities can be found below.

We strongly suggest several things if using our huts.

  1. Sanitize your hands every time you enter the hut, wear a mask at all times while inside the hut (eat outside if the hut is crowded).
  2. Wipe the main hut touchpoints down with disinfectant (wet-wipes): door handles, ladder handrails, eating surfaces.
  3. Sleep in a tent if the hut is crowded.
  4. Please pay your hut fees. The VOC has seen fewer hut donations but still has plenty of repairs to do this summer.

The VOC does not clean the huts or provide cleaning products and we cannot guarantee the safety of users in the huts; use of our huts is at your own risk. It is the responsibility of hut users to bring their own cleaning/sanitizing supplies. Thank you for your cooperation.


Brew Hut Registration

Main article: Brew Hut
Main article: Roe-Brew Trail
Main article: Brew Area Trails

The Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort, can handle 1 household of 6 people with COVID restrictions. 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 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016. Please use firewood sparingly. In summer 2018, VOC spent about $2k to fly in firewood, if we are careful it might last three 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. If there is snow on the Chance Creek FSR DO NOT drive past the Catskiing Parking Lot. Please help us maintain a positive relationship with Powder Mountain Catskiing.

No Campfires Icon.png Campfires are PROHIBITED at all VOC huts.
VOC Huts are located in sensitive alpine environments. Follow Leave No Trace principles and please do not make campfires.

If you see someone having a campfire at one of our huts, please report them to [email protected]






Note on dogs: Small spaces, food, copious amounts of people, and dogs don’t fit so well together. As such, please follow these guidelines:

  1. If you would like to bring your dog, note it on your registration.
  2. At least one week prior to your trip, communicate with all other registered users. If they are not okay with a having a dog around the hut, please respect that wish.
  3. Generally, dogs should not be inside the hut unless absolutely necessary. Under NO circumstance should a dog ever be in the loft.
  4. Follow good dog etiquette practices for the backcountry. Please read this guide.

You can make a donation for your stay here, and consider filling out this short form to help us know how many people are using the hut.

When can I register for Brew Hut?

With the high popularity and moderate size of Brew Hut, the VOC strives to provide the public, club members, and students fair opportunities to visit the hut. Registrations for Brew Hut open six weeks prior on the 1st and 15th of every month for registrations smaller than 8 people, and four weeks prior for registrations larger than 8 people. Registrations posted for closed dates will be deleted. For more information on this policy, view our Huts Management Plan or contact us at [email protected] Remember, no matter how early you register, there is always room for one more (late registrants, spontaneous trip planners, etc.)

Trip Start Date Registration Status Opening Date
2020 September 15-30 OPEN
2020 October 1-15 OPEN
2020 October 15-31 LIMITED max group size of 8 2020 October 1 opens to all group sizes.
2020 November 1-15 CLOSED 2020 October 1 opens to group sizes of 8 or less.
2020 November 15-30 CLOSED 2020 October 15 opens to group sizes of 8 or less.

Registration Board

Please note the special registration restrictions for Brew Hut written above before registering.

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


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Bulletins

2020 February 29 - Owen McDonnell
A friend and I arrived early Saturday morning with the intention of staying a night at the hut. Having never tried alpine touring before, my shame at having failed is somewhat dampened, but a little disappointed nonetheless.I'll share some of our faulty assumptions, so other beginners might have a better chance of success. Firstly, though we were prepared for a long skin up, having been told that driving past the PMC office is effectively impossible, I had an image of driving up to decent snow over which to glide. Well, we had to hike for a few hundred meters carrying our gear in our hands, arbitrarily choosing a point to put the skis on for a KM or so of pretty slushy/icy/muddy road (with plenty of snowmobile traffic to keep us company).ï
Higher up on the trail, once off the roe creek road, the small, deep trenches that you run into present quite a challenge to a beginner, both technical and psychological since you don't have a confident sense of where you can safely place your skis. Ultimately we turned around since we had three paths to choose from and, though we could make out no markers, we both agreed of the most likely one. Unfortunately, that path seemed totally cut off by a small stream which had formed a small gully.
In summary, maybe this is not the most appropriate trip for a first time skier with rental gear and unaccompanied by someone who's traveled this winter trail before.Or at very least, make sure you'll be able to follow someone's tracks. 
2020 February 2 - George Hill
This is a reminder that during the winter months until late April, the farthest you can drive is to the Cat-ski parking lot 1.5km from the highway. Be aware that the cat will not always have the road leading up to the trailhead groomed (you might be breaking trail after a storm!). Be prepared for 1000m of elevation gain over 12km of skinning (8km the road and 4km on the Roe-Brew Trail). Depending on your group dynamics and fitness level, the total time from car to hut can take as much as 10hrs or be as quick as 5hrs. If you need any help to make your trip success, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
2019 November 2 - Martin Ortmayr
The broom handle is broken and needs replacing (or a new broom), so sweeping the hut is a bit of a pain.The old one seems to have been made with an old ski pole. We moved some of the sheet metal from behind the door to under the bench where it is more out of the way. Noticed mouse activity in the area behind the door that wasn't getting swept. Probably the less clutter in the hut the better, as far as mice go. We also dismantled a fire ring that a previous party had constructed outside. (Picture:/)

2019 September 2nd - George Hill

The outhouse is in good shape and prepared for winter. New spring door hinges and door trim have been installed as well as some new metal signage. The pit is showing signs of naturally occurring vermiculture; a sign that the conveyor belt is succeeding in removing urine from the pit. Unfortunately, as a prototype, the conveyor has seen issues over the past year and it needs an upgrade, namely, a synchronous belt with a more robust drive train. It has been removed and placed underneath the outhouse for now.
2019 February 21st - Austin Gardner
I noticed a minor leak in the loft in the middle of the room. There's a rusty nail marking the problem area. Asides from that everything seemed in great shape
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brew Hut
2019 February 4th - Jenna Wright
The wood block that locks the outhouse from the outside is gone. A rock has been left in front of the door with hopes of keeping the door closed and the inside protected from the elements.
2018 October 8th - George Hill
A new outhouse has been installed. See trip report here.
2018 May 7th - Roland Burton
Solar lighting is OK now; buttons have been replaced with a clockwork timer. Outhouse is working OK; it seems there was "operator error". Door will be repaired later this summer.
2018 March 5th - Heather Filyk
As of this past weekend there are a few updates. (1) Pin to turn light on fell out - light switch needs repair. Pin was stuck back in but then light would not turn off. (2) Inside Door knob broken - stopped turning the door lock. Had to remove handle in the morning to get out. Can open from outside. (3) The Outhouse is full up to the seat and no longer usable - for those going up to the hut bring poop bag to hut and pack it out.
2017 June 10th - Roland Burton
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.
2017 June 9th - George Hill
The Coleman stove up there was tested as working on this date. The VOC does not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it and bring your own cooking stove.
2017 January 15th - George Hill
A security guard has been unlawfully preventing cars for non-motorized recreationalists from getting to the winter parking lot. This security guard does not have authorization from the Squamish Forest District and therefore if you are stopped, call Dave Southam the Sea to Sky District Manager at (604) 898-2141. The VOC is currently reviewing this ongoing issue and is pursuing methods to mitigate impact for those trying to access Brew Hut. If you would like to be involved in the conversation, check out this VOC message board thread. If you are a snowmobiler, there is a $20 access fee that you must pay. For more information contact George Hill

Brian Waddington Hut Registration (Phelix Hut)

Main article: Brian Waddington Hut
Main article: Phelix Creek Trail
Main article: Phelix Creek FSR

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle 31 people in the loft upstairs and potentially 8-10 people more downstairs if necessary. The hut can handle 2 households of 4 people with COVID restrictions. 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. Due to the sensitive nature of the alpine environment, please do not make campfires or cut wood from around the Hut.

You can make a donation for your stay here, and consider filling out this short form to help us know how many people are using the hut.

IMPORTANT: WATER QUALITY SAFETY ADVISORY: Please see 2020 January 21 Bulletin below for details

No Campfires Icon.png Campfires are PROHIBITED at all VOC huts.
VOC Huts are located in sensitive alpine environments. Follow Leave No Trace principles and please do not make campfires.

If you see someone having a campfire at one of our huts, please report them to [email protected]






Registration Board

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


  • 2020 August 1-3: Group of 1 VOC and 2 non-VOC, Theresa Pauly, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 2-3: group of 3 with one staying in hut. Stephen Blaxland, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 8-9: 10-12 VOCers on a work hike. We are painting the hut, so please do not plan on sleeping inside.
  • 2020 August 26-27: 2 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Cory Jordan, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 29-30: 3 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Laura Uyttersprot, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 29-30: 4 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Andrea Kopecka, [email protected]
  • 2020 September 12-15: 2 Non-VOC staying in hut. Tim Wilson, [email protected]
  • 2020 September 16-17: 5 Non-VOC Staying in hut. Jason Sartor, [email protected]
  • 2020 October 10-12: 2 Non-VOC most likely camping next to hut. Lujia Liu, [email protected]
  • 2020 November 27-30: 2+ VOC-ers; 2+ Non-VOC-ers staying in hut. Ildi Kovacs: [email protected]

Bulletins

2020 January 21st - Haley Foladare. WATER QUALITY SAFETY ADVISORY
There have been concerns regarding the quality of the water that is obtained at the creek just to the left of the hut. Please insure that you are getting your water UPHILL of the outhouse, and if not, ensure that you are treating water before drinking. Keep in mind that you won't realize the issue until two weeks later- so best to take necessary precautions. The club executive will be testing the water quality, and taking this into consideration when making decisions regarding the location of the next outhouse.
2019 November 23rd – James Starke – [email protected]
Had a crazy experience this weekend trying to get to the Brian Waddington Hut. We took the 4x4 trail all the way to the trail head and when we arrived, we came onto quite the scene. There was a burnt-out pickup truck that smelt very fresh. In addition, there were possessions thrown all over the area including two passports, three smashed cell phones, a smashed laptop, ID cards, toiletry bags and clothing. It felt like a crime scene and had a very eerie feeling. We turned around and left deciding not to hike to the hut with a fear of walking into something. (obviously our whole group was thinking about the Canadian Manhunt from the summer) We called the police and reported it. I thought the community would like to know before anyone drives 4 hours to a trail head only to be turned around. 
2019 February 3rd - Tom Curran
Noticed one of the fire extinguishers had been used. Other one fine. Small propane heater working - see below. Windows seemed somewhat frozen shut. Carried out 1 broken ski pole and one mostly empty gas canister for canister stoves. Please do not leave trash at the hut.
2019 January 28th - Jordan Uittenbogaard
We got the coleman propane stove working no problem by pushing the new regulator into the stove to engage the valve. We pushed it in as hard as we could then tightened it down. After we did that, it worked all weekend. If just threaded on, it wont work. I have also donated a heater (Mr. Heater Portable Propane Buddy Heater MH 9BX) to the hut. It uses the 1lb propane cylinders as well and produces a good amount of heat. We were rather comfortable. On high a cylinder lasts 3 hours and on low 6 hours. See picture.
2019 January 2nd - Lukas Schreiber
Elliott Skierszan, his friend Nick and I made necessary improvements to the outhouse. One, we added a beam to better support the seat platform in the front. Two, we added an extra panel below and in front of the toilet seat, to prevent body liquids from reaching the outhouse floor.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Brian Waddington Hut

Burton Hut Registration (Sphinx Hut)

Main article: Burton Hut

Note: due to COVID-19, Garibaldi Provincial Park is closed: Burton Hut is also closed.

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 now has a cash donation box and if you wish, your $5 donation is welcome. You can also make a donation for your stay here

A BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit must be purchased for any overnight stay in Garibaldi Park that is not at one of the established campgrounds (such as Garibaldi Lake Campground). The Wilderness Permit must be purchased regardless of whether you are a VOC fee-paying member, or not and it is in addition to any other fees. Wilderness camping is only permitted if you are at least 2km away from any established trail or reservable campground or, you are in the designated wilderness camping zone. All overnight stays at Burton Hut or the Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts require a Wilderness Camping Permit. This applies to any member of the public including VOC members. Permits can be purchased from Discover Camping up until 5pm the day you intend to arrive. The penalty for not paying $144 per person. The BC Parks Wilderness Camping Permit comes into effect 2018 April 10th

You can make a donation for your stay here, and consider filling out this short form to help us know how many people are using the hut.

Registration Board

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


Bulletins

2019 January 14th - Alastair White
The info email received a report that Garibaldi Lake is only 3/4 frozen and Sentinel and Sphinx bays are still open.
2018 November 12th - Krista Cawley and Piotr Forysinski
The hut is still snow-free. We visited for the weekend to do some maintenance on the outhouse, which does not look like it's been used in quite some time. The door now has additional wood to reinforce where the hinges are, as well as new hinges, and has been re-mounted and secured with a piece of string and a nail to keep it closed in the winter. The wood on the door jam is still OK and will likely last a little while longer. We also screwed the throne to the floor so it doesn't move, and closed up the back of the outhouse where it looks like an animal ripped the wood away. Likely, this is why the outhouse has been getting filled with snow; hopefully this year the lower level will stay snow-free. There's a piece of cedar 1x6, a few smaller blocks of wood, and some screws we left in the repair bin in the hut. The hut could use a new pen or pencil (there appears to be none there), but otherwise seems in good shape for the winter.
2018 June 24th - Jeff Mottershead
There's a thing on the hut registration (April 2nd Bulletin) that claims it's totally full and to bring sacks for poop. This isn't really true. The door of the outhouse is torn off and I can only assume that it was filled with a snow/poop aggregate. Spring has sprung. The poop has sunk. I wonder if once it stunk. The poop should find a loving home this summer, though, otherwise it will be really overflowing by this time next year. Another thing worth thinking about is putting the door back on. One hinge is bent, screws are rusted and busted and the wood that the screws used to screw into is punky, partially missing and not long for this world. If I was not useless I would have had a tape measure, but alas...
2018 April 2nd - George Hill
We have received reports that the outhouse at Burton is completely full. Until we can fix it we ask that anyone going to Burton Hut plan on bringing poop bags. Please do not poop in the snow. Additionally, we get water by melting snow at the Hut and we do not want to have people getting sick from poop contamination.
2018 February 21st - George Hill
Hut was nearly submerged in snow and only had about a meter poking above the surface. The orange marker sitting atop a pole strapped to the front was well attached and could have survived another half meter above the roof. The outhouse was about 90% submurged and was dug out once, but with high winds was quickly filled back in. The square hole at the top of the back side of the hut was letting an ample amount of snow and moisture into loft such that no one wished to sleep in the loft on that side. There used to be a small Styrofoam piece that would fit over top of the holes however the piece had broken. It might be worth considering how to improve this opening over the summer to reduce our reliance on fragile Styrofoam pieces. Both burners of the Coleman Stove worked well and combined with body heat of 8 people the Hut kept itself fairly warm despite -20 overnight lows and even colder winds blowing into the hut from the hole previously mentioned. Some Journals were brought up and the Journal list has now been updated here.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Burton Hut

Harrison Hut Registration

Main article: Harrison Hut
Main article: Harrison Hut Trail

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. The hut can handle 1 household of 6 people with COVID restrictions. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here: Harrison Hut Trail. Road closures are frequent due to the landslide risk being high, or landslides actually occurring and blocking the road. Be sure to check the official road bulletin here [1] before going. Keep in mind the bulletin is not updated nearly as frequently as it should so sometimes the road re-opens before it is official posted on the bulletin. Check the bulletin below for the most recent VOC and user updates on both the road status and the Hut/Trail conditions.

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VOC Huts are located in sensitive alpine environments. Follow Leave No Trace principles and please do not make campfires.

If you see someone having a campfire at one of our huts, please report them to [email protected]






Harrison Hut is the VOC's most remote hut situated on the far north end of the Pemberton Icecap. Winter access requires up to 40km of travel on an unplowed forest service road, potentially a river crossing, and a 6km bushwack skin. Alternatively, it can be access through a multi-day traverse of the Pemberton Icecap from the Rutherford Emergency Shelter, or from Ring Lake in Callaghan Provincial Park. Due to the extremely remote and difficult nature of accessing the hut in winter, the VOC accepts entry and exit access by Helicopter. This is the ONLY INSTANCE of motorized access at ANY of the VOC huts which the VOC accepts and only if there are no non-motorized travelers in the time frame you wish to access the hut. If you intend to access the hut via Helicopter, you MUST register and accept that you are second in priority to any non-motorized travelers. Include the full details of how many are in your party, the dates and times of helicopter access, contact information, and the company you flying in with. In addition, please bring with you your own firewood. The firewood at the hut is collected from treeline alpine and is a very limited resource and by bringing in your own wood we can preserve the wood at the hut for non-motorized users and reduce our overall stress on the environment. If there are ANY conflicts as a result of motorized users willfully abstaining from the procedures set out herein, the VOC will not hesitate to revoke this policy.. Expect to pay ca $2k for the flight in and another $2k for the flight out.

Registration Board

Date: Group of X VOCers and/or Y non-VOCers, name, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
Example: *2000 July 29-Aug2: Group of 2 VOC and 3 non-VOC, John, johndoe at gmail.com
Remember - it's a registration not a reservation. Make a donation for your stay here, and please fill out this short survey to help us know how many people are using the hut.


  • 2020 August 1-2: 5 non-VOCers, 1 VOCer Michael Cancilla, michael.cancilla at gmail dot com
  • 2020 August 9-12: 2 VOCers, 4 non VOCers Benjamin Cases, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 17-18: 3 non-VOCers, Tyrel Smith, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 21-24, 4 non VOCers, John Morra, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 23-25, 1 non VOCer, Troy Holmes, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 23-25: 6 non-VOCers, Kevin Zhou, [email protected]
  • 2020 August 30-Sept 1: 2 non-VOCers, Dan Prisk, dan at prisk dot ca
  • 2020 September 18-21: 6 non VOCers, Cody Lundgren, [email protected]
  • 2020 September 22-24: 2 non VOCers, Geordie Macdonald [email protected]

Bulletins

2020 August 7th - John Howe
Message from a logging company in charge of new logging along the trail: The first section of trail, from Perkins Main to Meager Creek, is closed until mid September for active logging. They also say "All access along the Meager Road (by foot and bike) will also be very limited, for safety reasons, during daylight hours from August 15 until mid-September as helicopter operations are underway." VH: not sure how this affects weekend access.
2019 June 1st - John Howe
Active logging has started for the season and there will be hauling on the Lillooet South FSR and the Meager South roads within the next few days, continuing for a few weeks. The first half of the Harrison Hut Trail has sections where active falling is occuring and with cut-blocks being a serious safety hazard, the first half of the Trail is CLOSED. The second half of the trail is OPEN and can be reached by travelling along the Meager South Road to bypass the first half of the trail. VOC Note: The first half of the trail is somewhat redundant now anyways since the 23km gate prevents vehicle access to the trailhead. It is faster and easier to cycle the new road to the mid-way point of the trail and start from there. This also avoids the loggers as well.
2018 September 19th - John Howe
Pebble Creek Timber Co., the logging company with timber rights in the Meager Valley, is planning to start heli logging operations that will affect the Harrison Hut Trail that starts near Perkins Creek and goes into the Meager Creek watershed. For safety reasons, the trail will be closed 7 days a week for the next two months as of today until November 30th, 2018. Signs will be posted at the trailhead and on both sides of the effected sections.
2018 September 16th - George Hill
The Lillooet South FSR is closed, beginning at the 2km gate, to motorized vehicle traffic from September 16th to November 30th and from April 1st to June 15th annually to protect sensitive grizzly bear habitat. Non-motorized traffic, such as biking, skiing or hiking are still permitted. The gate is closed by the Sea to Sky Forest District and was implemented as a result of a 2018 report titled "Motorized Access Management: Recommendations to Protect Grizzly Bears in the Upper Lillooet River Area". The report cites the following as the reason for the implementation of the gates: "public recreation that is cause for concern, owing to the observations on the north side of the Lillooet River FSR, and activities in the Pebble Creek hot springs that frequently require action by Conservation Officers and FLNRORD Compliance and Enforcement personnel...Gates allow for continued industrial and First Nations use while restricting public recreational or other unauthorized use". For further information, contact the Sea to Sky Forest District.
2018 June 26th - Roland Burton
Hi, My name is Simon Getaz, I am in charge of the falling for logging purpose of cutblocks 170 and 171 up Perkins Main. Those two block are located at the start of the Harrison Hut trail. We noticed people walking and driving through those cutblocks to access the trail, so we would like to inform you of our active falling and logging operation. Signage will be in place. If any of your members were to do this hike, could they please get on the trail where it originally started and not through the new cutblocks. Safety is our priority and the trail can remain open if accessed this way. If we notice people going through our signage without care we might be forced to shut the trail access. Thank you for your understanding. Simon Getaz 604 6126404
2018 June 19th - Vincent Hanlon
The gate at 2km (on Lillooet South FSR) is open, but it may be closed periodically because of landslide risk if things get really hot. Incidentally, this sort of information about road access is available from the Sea to Sky Natural Resource district (Sea to Sky Resource Road Status and Information Page).
2017 September 24th - George Hill
After three workhikes this summer a new bridge has been installed to replace the broken Barr Creek Bridge and the Hut now has a it's main floor completely renovated inclusive of: a new floor; a new steel door and frame complete with weather stripping, a sweep and a door closer; new and re-used baseboards to complete the seal around the new floor; solar lighting that can provide light to the Hut for up to 8 hours on a full charge; the bench on the wall rebuilt and improved and; new and improved supports for the cooking table attached to the other wall. The Hut now looks nearly brand new. Things that can still be done include adding a layer of paint to the new floor and baseboards; rebuilding the movable bench to sit flat on the ground; new windows & frames; rebuilding the ladder to be more sturdy and; replacing the wooden solar panel frame with a more robust metal frame.
Archive:Hut Bulletins#Harrison Hut

Non-VOC Huts

There are many non-VOC huts out there that are similarly not locked, don't take reservations, and, are generally first come first serve. If you want to indicate that you will be using one of these huts anyways, you are welcome to do so on the Non-VOC Hut Registration Page. These huts were not built by the VOC and are not maintained by the VOC. Most users of these huts do not use this registration board so do not be surprised to arrive to a full cabin even if nothing is posted there. These huts were not built by the VOC and we do not maintain them. If you visit a non-VOC hut, please consider leaving a donation for the caretakers.