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Garibaldi Lake Run – Sept 15, 2018 (aka Plan B to the Annual Cheakamus-Rubble Creek Traverse)

The Cheakamus-Rubble Creek traverse is a breathtaking backcountry route through Garibaldi Provincial Park, stretching from the Cheakamus Lake parking lot to the Rubble Creek parking lot. After meeting at a VOC trail running version of the traverse in 2015, Michael … Continue reading

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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … Continue reading

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Will run for pulled pork: 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle & Post Run Feast

The 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle was a throw back to the inaugural event. In other words – rainy, wet, and totally typical of Vancouver. I spent the entire week leading up to the run checking the weather forecast and silently … Continue reading

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Adventure of the drowned turkeys (Thanksgiving, VOC style) Oct 10th

“No one’s going to like me after this,” I bemoaned as Michael, Taylor and I trekked our way up the longest hill section of the run, “No one is going to want to come over afterwards because everyone is going … Continue reading

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Early Season Turns at All Costs: 2015 Edition

November 7-8 2015, Elfin Lakes ski tour One year ago to this day, Neil Mackenzie, Arran Whiteford and I kicked off our 2014-2015 ski season with some great laps down Diamond Head, behind the Elfin Lakes shelter (see VOCJ 57, … Continue reading

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Mt. Frosty – Hike the Golden Carpets

Over the October 17-18th weekend, 8 of us headed up to see BC’s tallest trees in EC Manning Provincial park, which is east of Hope. The larches there turn a beautiful gold in the fall before dropping their needles, and … Continue reading

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Indian Arm – 2015

Slowly opening my eyes, I lay in bed and listened. Silence. My body clock had beaten the alarm at its own game. Summoning the will to get out of bed I drew the curtains and looked out towards North Vancouver … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Stove and the Quest for an Epic Butt–Oct 24-25, 2015

The last time I was up at Harrison Hut the back fell off of the stove. For a couple days it had been puffing smoke out of where you’d think smoke wasn’t supposed to come from, much to Roland’s misgivings, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Aid

At some point, Chris and I decided we wanted to spend two days climbing University Wall.  Like most silly plans, it sounds ludicrous at first, but somehow certain to happen. Having only aid climbing a few pitches each, we figured … Continue reading

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The Black Tusk Trail Race: 25k of fun (but wet) running!

Black Tusk Trail Race [Sept 19, 2015] By Birgit Rogalla, Elliott Skierszkan and Micheal Stone Intro: While many of us VOC’ers spend our weekends rambling about the mountains, there is a select few of us who decided to join Artem … Continue reading

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