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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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Heather Trail – Manning Park

Background info: Heather Trail is located in Manning Park. Starting from the Blackwall Peak parking area we walked along the Heather Trail to get to Nicomen Lake Campsite. This was a 2-day, 1-night trip. The total hike was roughly 46km with … 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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Brandywine Trip Report – June 2022

Anniversary Hike – Brandywine – June 2022 While the original plan for the trip was to visit Mt. Price, a string of weird weather this year dictated that snow conditions would likely not be safe there. Instead the call was … Continue reading

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Griswold Pass

Participants: Ryan MacDonald, Joanna Gower, Ross Campbell, Tom Curran and Cassandra Elphinstone July 22-26th 2021 Griswold Pass (Joanna) Our trip to Griswold Pass began as a trip to Strathcona Park – Cassandra and I planned a traverse route somewhere in … Continue reading

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19 Hours for Castle Towers

When I envisioned my Castle Towers backpack early this summer I had no idea that we would also be summiting the Black Tusk on the same trip. I definitely didn’t expect to get back to the trailhead at 2am, after … Continue reading

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Brohm Ridge Exploratory

Better late than never! As I write this report, snow is just starting to stay on the north shore mountain range, and ski season is fast approaching. It was a different story when we were planning to go up to … 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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