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Devil’s Dome – North Cascades (July 29-31)

Got on the road at 7:30ish and made it to the rangers station in Marblemount by around 10 where I borrowed a bear canister and bought an extra fuel can. I then drove about an hour on Washington’s scenic highway … Continue reading

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Tzoonie Mountain

The plan for this trip was simple… more or less. There’s a mountain a couple of ranges behind the Tantalus called Tzoonie Mountain, it stands at ~2123m and a good 2 days walk from any access point. Thomas, the trip … Continue reading

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Ruby Mountain – North Cascades (July 22-23)

Some quick background knowledge: Ruby Mountain is a mountain in the North Cascades, about 3.5 hours southwest across the border in Washington. It is possible to camp around the top of the mountain in the ‘Ruby Cross Country Zone’ although … Continue reading

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A Feature-length Pinecone Burke Traverse

Trip Dates: June 30th – July 4th, 2022 Ever since stumbling across Richard, Birgit, Vincent, and Cassandra’s 2017 trip report, the idea of doing an extended version of their “Pinecone Burke Traverse” had been kicking around my head. During a … Continue reading

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The Return of Haggis: Burns ‘n’ Turns 2022

  The moment I stepped out of the car on the icy parking lot of Phelix Creek trailhead, my feet slipped out from under me, and I found myself hanging up in the air in an L-seat for a second … Continue reading

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Accidental Brew Debacle (A Workhike?)

With beautiful weather in the forecast, and fond memories of the last weekend clearing alder in the rain (see https://www.ubc-voc.com/2021/10/20/ark-a-new-brew-trail-during-the-flood), Ross Campbell did his best to motivate people into another work hike with the promised allure of skiing and a … Continue reading

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Comox Glacier Trip, September 6th, 2019

We went to Comox Glacier on this deactivated logging road that really bugs me when my dad’s driving on it because your head bouncing on the seat cushion feels like somebody is hammering your head. I got carsick and I … Continue reading

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Soak and Stoke 2019

On March 22, a group of VOCers got together, thanks to Glen, to have a nice and relaxing weekend skiing in the mountains. Friday arrived, and after a week of hard (?) work, we departed at 5:00pm to have a … Continue reading

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Frosty Garibaldi Neve

We went to rubble creek, and when we were waiting, a guy crushed a speed-limit sign on his way to a snow bank. We met Atti and Ildi, who drove us up to the chain-up area at Red Heather. Ildi … Continue reading

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Introduction to Backcountry 2019

We gathered at the Cambie Creek car park of EC Manning Park, stretching our legs after the lengthy drive. Spirits were high and we were generally appreciative of the decent weather that greeted us – light snow with good visibility. … Continue reading

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