VOC Hut Registration

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How to Register

Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page. You may need to create an account, which can be done from the 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 ~~~~ or ~~~). 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 may move your registration to another date. Update your registration if any details about your group change.

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 the VOC Hut Coordinator George Hill.

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.

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.

Brew Hut Registration

Please Note: 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

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 22 people and a dog, set during Thanksgiving 2016.

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 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. There's some cut and stacked at Brew Lake.

In early December 2015, the road at the R200 junction was "deactivated", with a log across the road. As of May 2016, road is once again open, 4WDHC, to TH.

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

  • 2017 June 3-4 VOC group of 5-10 people, to repair solar lighting [email protected]
  • 2017 June 5-7 party of 3 ski touring
  • 2017 June 5-6 party of 2 snowshoeing
  • 2017 June 10-11 party of 3 snowshoeing non-VOCers
  • 2017 June 17-18 group of 8 non-VOCers, contact (alkarpovski at gmail)
  • 2017 Sept 2-4 VOC centennial large group of VOC + alumni (elsebosman at gmail)

Brian Waddington (Phelix) Hut Registration

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs.

The hut no longer has Coleman stoves that burn naphtha, white gas, Coleman fuel. There is now a Propane Coleman Stove that burns propane in one-pound propane cylinders. The Club does not supply propane. Feel free to bring propane cylinders to the hut, feel free to use any that are left up there that still contain propane, but please haul out any empties. Of course you can always bring your own stove...

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.

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2017 July 1-2 Group of 16 to 18 VOCers and non-VOCers, Chantel (chantel_patterson at hotmail dot com)
  • 2017 August 10-13 Group of 2 non-VOCers, Chris ( duffscanada at gmail dot com)

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 VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

Harrison Hut Registration

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 route.

Please note there is active logging near the the trail-head. The Harrison Hut Trail is OPEN. Use EXTREME CAUTION on 4wd Spur. See Official Post here: Harrison Hut 2016 Summer Update

Note: Attempted to access via S.Lillooet FSR on April/22/2017. Cleared many fallen trees, but major landslide at ~17.5km on the road ( 50°34'21.40"N : 123°18'15.74"W). dylan_dot_korba_at_gmail if you would like a pic.

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2017 June 10-11 Group of 1 VOC / 1 non-VOC - bch AT alumni DOT ubc DOT ca
  • 2017 June 17-18 Group of <12 VOCers - VOC trip - Cassandra Elphinstone
  • 2017 July 1-4 Group of 8, non-VOC - aaronpbarnett AT gmail
  • 2017 July 1-3 Group of 6-8, non-VOC - nathaniachase AT gmail - Going to Meager Creek Hotspring for a bachelor party
  • 2017 July 14-17 Group of 6 North Shore Hikers- vorticity AT shaw DOT ca
  • 2017 August 3-7 Group of 10-20 VOCers - Official VOC Workhike - Hut will be unavailable (floor and door are being replaced), George Hill
  • 2017 August 20-23 Group of 25 VOCers - Official VOC Trip, Artem - 4 DOT trance AT gmail DOT com
  • 2017 Sept 2-4 VOC centennial large group of VOC + alumni (elsebosman at gmail)

Lizzie Creek Cabin Registration

Main article: Lizzie Creek Cabin

The Lizzie Creek Cabin sleeps 8 comfortably and 10-12 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but a lot of trail clearing work was done summer 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 VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

  • 2017 Sept 2-4 VOC centennial trip, large group of VOC + alumni elsebosman at G

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.

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information

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.

Date: group of X VOCers or non-VOCers, contact information