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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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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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Easter Weekend at Sphinx

April 15-17, 2022 Trip members: Shu Yu Fan, Beth Roskilly, Kyra Przybylski, Joseph Meyer, Martin Kuerbis, Emily Wood With one exam done and 4 more in the next 8 days, I decided that the best way for me to spend … 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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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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Manning Park in ‘Flashmob Style’

Trip dates: July 10-11 2021 The June 2021 heatwave impressed on me the urgency of doing some view-intensive trips before the summer smog season begins in earnest. Melissa’s trip to Manning Park’s Skyline Trail advertised some fantastic views, and this … Continue reading

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Racing Glaciers: An Expedited Berg Lake Adventure

Berg Lake: a place of blue waters, roaring waterfalls, and glaciers reaching down from jagged peaks all the way to the water’s edge. From the moment I heard about this special mountain Shangri La I knew I had to visit. … Continue reading

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Journey to the South Chilcotin

First we drove. And drove. Then drove some more. Finally we walked. And walked. And then walked a bit more. Somewhere along this great distance we left the gray rock and glaciers of the Coast Range behind and found ourselves … Continue reading

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Saturna Island Kayak

Saturna Island Kayak Trip Saturna island, widely forgotten amongst the other gulf islands, is a hidden gem full of life and great for a weekend adventure. Boaters passage, a 30 meter passage that lets in a huge amount of water, … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier¬† without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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