VOC Hut Registration
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If your chosen date becomes too busy for your liking, you may move your registration to another date. Update your registration if any details about your group change. Remove your registration after your trip is complete.
If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. It's the "right thing to do."
- Remember - it's a registration not a reservation.
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 far in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students).
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).
We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of $10 per person per night; you could send it to us or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut. This money is exclusively for goods to maintain the huts and their trails. All of the hard labor is done by volunteers.
Brew Hut Registration
The Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort. In a pinch there is enough space for 16 to sleep in the loft and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight. The current record is 21 people/sardines.
There is a Coleman stove up there. It may not work. We do not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it. Bring your own cooking stove.
We now have solar lighting, which should provide ~8 hours of light, after charging with 20 hours of sunlight. Turn it on with the black button, and turn it off with the red button. It turns off every hour.
Please, for the love of goodness, 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. 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.
As of 20 Feb 2016, there is very little wood in the woodshed, almost none. Sorry guys, you used it all up. We'll try and provide more this summer. Meanwhile, it will be a bit chilly. The hut's insulated but that doesn't make it warm.
In early December 2015, the road at the R200 junction was damaged "inactivated", with a log across the road. This adds about 1.5 km to the trip in, but as this 1.5 km is on a logging road, it's probably not a big deal, and the road's not drivable once the snow comes. As our Brew Hut is our most accessible hut, we would like to maintain driving all the way to the trail head, if possible.
Date: group of X, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)
- Apr 1-3 Group of 4 , non VOC - [email protected]
- Apr 15-17 Group of 2 , non VOC - [email protected]
- Apr 30 - May 1 Group of 6, non VOC - [email protected]
- May 21-23 A carload or three, planning to check the firewood situation and other things. [email protected]
- May 28th Group of 8, non VOC - andrew (at) mealshare (dot) ca
- July 30-Aug 1 Bachelor party for old timey VOCer Dan Eagen - the hut will be full, but if you know Dan from back in the day, bring a tent and come join! - [email protected]
Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration
The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs.
We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time.
- Apr 2 - Apr 3, 2016 Group of 5. email: michael.chernos (at) gmail (dot)com
- Apr 15-17 group of 8 stinky bros: ktilley (at) gmail (dot) com
- Apr 22-23 group of about 8 even stinkier bros fireaffinity(at)gmail(dot)com
- May 28-29 group of 4 mcultraro(at)gmail(dot)com
- May 4-6 group of 6 or so amalczynski(at)live(dot)com
- June 25-26 Group of 10-15 students, partly VOC: Artem 4.trance (AT) gmail (dot) com
- July 1-3 Group of 16+adult males My (1st) Bachelor Party. So…Beware ;) [email protected]
- Aug 6-7 Group of 6 members of Alpine Club cmoric(at)telus(dot)net
Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration
The Burton Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it. Typically it is frozen by the start of February.
This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. In addition, if you stay at Sphinx, or anywhere in Garibaldi park, you must pay BC Parks $10 per person per night, even if you are a VOC membership-paying person. This may be paid online, the link is on the BC Parks/ Garibaldi website or go to: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Backcountry/Garibaldi?Map The penalty for not paying is $144 per person.
Date: group of X, contact information
- April 2-3 Group of 2 non-VOC michael at naviusresearch dot com
Harrison Hut Registration
Please note logging on the trail from June 1st-October 1st, 2016 means the trail is CLOSED during this time until we have further details about whether there could be access outside of operating hours or on weekends. Exercise caution if you are planning to go into the area, respect the trail closure and please be cognizant of the industrial activity on the road and in the forest.
Date: group of X, contact information
- 2015 Dec 28th to 2016 Jan 1st Party of 8 including grumpy old VOCers Matt and Charlie Breakey and Phil Tomlinson
- 2016 May 20, 21, 22 Party of 4ish VOCers, [email protected] gmail
- 2016 May 28, 29, 30 Party of 4ish, non-VOC [email protected]
- 2016 September 03-06 Perhaps we will do some work up there. One or two carloads, [email protected]
- 2016 August 26-28 Party of 12 [email protected]
Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration
The Lizzie Creek Cabin sleeps 8 comfortably and 10-12 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but we are going to work on the trail in the spring of 2016. Note that the cabin was not built by, and is not currently maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.
Date: group of X, contact information
- 2016 February 28th through March 6th Party of 5. Scott Jones [email protected]
Keith's (Cerise Cr) Hut Registration
Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.
Sentinal Bay Glaciology Hut Registration
The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it/them, you are welcome to do so.