Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-10-18
Description : VOCene #25 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.
Photo of the Week: Thanksgiving at the rather packed Brew Hut. It was a rather nippy night, but somehow somewhere over the milkyway we decided to sleep outside in Vincent Chan-Ying's hyperlite. Picture taken by Joshua Ma.
Upcoming Trips

Slideshow: how to do what you love full-time, long term (
October 20 --- ESB 2012
This slideshow by Lea Zhecheva will be about all the awesome kinds of outdoor work out there, with info on the positions (what the work is, what you can expect for wage, etc) - for people that want to make hiking/skiing/climbing/mountain biking into their degree, career, CO-OP, or summer job.

A ceilidh in Vancouver? Damn straight! (
October 21 --- Vancouver
Come dance a Ceilidh! It's a form of dance that was specifically designed so that the rhythmically impaired, artistically and creatively stunted folks could still take part.They promise to teach "almost everything you need to know."

Another Lizzie Workhike (
October 21 - 23 --- Lizzie Creek
There is still a good amount of work to be done at the Lizzie Hut and a little bit on the trail, and winter is coming fast. Let's get some things done!

Annual Murrin Park trail workhike ( (tentative)
October 22 --- Murrin Park
Help the Squamish Access Society do some trail work and maintain climbing routes.

Island caving & climbing extravaganza (
October 22 - 23 --- Vancouver Island
Head to Vancouver Island to check out the world inside caves.

Slideshow: Toba to Powell alpine traverse (
October 26 --- ESB 2012
After spotting a nice looking route on google earth deep in the coast mountains, Arran and Joane traversed ridges from Desolation Sound to Powell Lake for nine spectacular days. Ravishing ridgetop walking, gorgeous glaciers and the spice of wild adventure

Ski waxing workhike (
October 27 --- VOC clubroom
Winter is coming! The quartermasters need your help getting our tele ski fleet in tip-top shape for the season ahead.
Past Trips
Ms. Manners enjoys sharing your trip pictures. Please send them her way (so that she doesn't have to harrass you to get them)!
Trip reports:
* Lizzie Creek work hike (
* Thanksgiving on wheels (
* Lake Lovely Water (

't was a rainy and stormy weekend, so not that many trips happened. Those who did go out stumbled across plenty of snow.

In Manning Park the snowline started at ~1200m this past Saturday! On the skyline ridge, snow almost reached hip level and the wind blasted. Pictures taken by Birgit Rogalla.

Message Board Notes
* Use a smartphone as a backcountry tool (,120010)
* 2016 Library acquisitions (,118114)
* Telemark Tech System review (,100790)
* Glacier School manual improvements (,119968)
* VOC trad rack (,120041)
* Mountain mentors (,120006)
* FS: (,120089) AT ski boots size 27
* FS: (,120074) AT ski boots, FF: Tele boots
* FS: (,119863) 90 hour wilderness first aid voucher

Ms. Manners
Dear Ms. Manners,

My grandmother was the Wicked Witch of the West and had a condition where she would melt when she got wet. I fear that I might have the same condition, yet I want to join in VOC activities. Is this still possible?

-Daphine Rae Yeoman
Well D.R.Y.,

Have no fear, we don’t like getting wet either. In fact, occasionally we’ll even cancel trips, such as Rock Party, if it means getting rained on (and being blown away). Sometimes you can find more information about cancelled trips on the trip agenda, your email and on the message board. But really, I would suggest getting a dry suit and being kind to the rain, all it wants is to be accepted and appreciated.

Best of luck,
An impersonator of Ms. Manners
Ms. Manners is the VOC's resident expert on mountaineering and outdoors etiquette. Do you have a question for Ms. Manners? Email the VOCene editor and it will be forwarded on to Ms. Manners.

VOCene #25, Oct. 18 2016

Ye Olde VOC:
A weekly recollection of the past of the club.
Quote of the Week:

The Spirit of the Mountain Man:
(Found written on sign at Mt. Jim Kelly)

"To all of those we've loved and lost
Now that your spirit has been set free
May you soar up to the mountain tops
And rest in the tall strong trees.
We come to visit, this place we love
And forever your memory we'll keep
When we think of the beautiful sights
We've been so blessed to come here and see.
May we have comfort and peace in knowing
That with the strength of the Bear and what the Eagle can see
Our Protector, our Guide and our Friend
You will Always Be.
Keep us forever safe.
We will always love and remember you
To all who love these mountains, may you be blessed and kept safe."

Weekly recipe:
Every now and then I'll include a recipe from the VOC wiki ( here. Try them out and share yours!
Tip of the Week:
Never forget gaiters when you potentially expect snow on a trip.


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