Document type : vocene
Date : 2007-10-03
Description : VOCene #21
Content :
VOCene #21 - October 3, 2007
In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
     1) Europa Siege

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
     1) Longhike, Oct. 6-7, Dry School Oct. 3
     2) Clubroom Cleanup, Oct. 4
     3) Edible Wilds Hike, Oct. 13
     4) Phelix Trail Workhike, Oct. 20-21
     5) Skaha, Oct. 20-21

III. Other
     2) Wiki and Membership Handbook

I. Trip Reports

1) Europa Siege
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at
occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind
which swept up ... [snip] Also, muddy.

Matthew Carroll led a merry band of lads and lasses up to the Chief in
Squamish last weekend to lay siege to Europa, the new moderate route
to the top of the Chief that is being cleaned out (Jeff Mottershead is
spearheading the effort).  They worked around the clock in shifts for
the entire weekend on the route, accomplishing a ton of work.  Thanks
to all who helped out.

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Longhike, Oct. 6-7, Dry School TONIGHT Oct. 3 Wood 5 6:30pm

Note the MANDATORY for everyone dry school on Oct. 3 -TONIGHT- in
Wood 5 at 6:30pm

Longhike is the VOC's annual rock climbing instructional weekend.
Longhike is this weekend.  The trip is full.   If you are on the
waiting list, come to dry school tonight.  Those who have tickets, but
don't show up, will lose their spot.  Fun!  Rides will be organized at
dry school.
Ben is stressing that everyone should read the wiki again for some
updated information.  There are also workhike possibilities for helping
with various parts of longhike.  Read the wiki:

Also, as a preview of what is in store for the party... I received the
following in my inbox today:

"oh god they're small. with careful positioning my manhood is barely
contained. it pains me to think how jeff will look."
--Anonymous (British) VOCer

2) Clubroom Cleanup, Oct. 4
Come out to the clubroom tomorrow between 11am and 3pm to help clean
things up.  This counts as a workhike.  Help restore the clubroom to
its former glory! (?)

3) Edible Wilds Hike, Oct. 13
Meghan is organizing a beginner friendly trip to Bowen island to
identify some plants and look for edible wilds.  Wiki sign up:

4) Phelix Trail Workhike, Oct. 20-21
This is a workhike to finish off the new trail to the Phelix Creek
(Brian Waddington) Hut.  It counts as a workhike and you'll get to
stay in a swanky hut.  More info on the wiki.

5) Skaha, Oct. 20-21
Skaha has been bumped up a week this year so that we can stay in the
Stather's luxurious accomodations.  This is a climbing trip to a
warmer and dryer location.*  Not generally an instructional trip, but
typically pretty friendly for those with less experience.  See wiki:
*your experience may vary

III. Other
1) Membership Renewals
If you haven't renewed your membership yet, do so soon, or else you
will lose your membership privileges! (you may have already lost
website access)  This is your last VOCene if you haven't renewed!

2) Wiki and Membership Handbook
Presumably you have noticed that we have a wiki from my frequent
references above.  Check it out, there is a trip schedule and lots,
lots more.  In particular check out the Membership Handbook with all
kinds of essential knowledge for VOCers:

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