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Bikepacking Salt Spring – June 19-20, 2021

As someone who has spent a lot of time in the saddle but never carried panniers or even a rack on my bike, a bikebacking trip was long overdue for me. From the invitation of my co-worker and friend, Anna … Continue reading

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Kayak & Hike to Underhill Peak

Thank you, Isaac, for organizing this amazing trip! The plan for this Saturday was: Have a group of 6 VOCers meet at Deep Cove, kayak to Thwaytes landing, hike up Underhill Peak, come back and eat Honey’s donuts (of course). … Continue reading

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Dilly-dally to Deep Cove at Dawn for Doughnuts and Doggos

The plan: Bike to Deep Cove to catch the sunrise at 0744 hours on Wednesday and grab some doughnuts from Honey’s Doughnuts. Bike home. Easy peasy. “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – Robbie Burns Things … Continue reading

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Car-less Sky Pilot Solo

Disclaimer: Soloing is dangerous. Stay well within your ability level, always tell someone where you’re going, have a back up plan.      Or just don’t do it. December 14th 2017 I had just finished my last exam and was finally … Continue reading

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In search of new route to Squamish

When driving along Howe Sound on the way to Squamish or Whistler you must be enjoying stunning view on the mountains across the inlet. That view always ruins my plans on getting back the the sleep hours that I missed as a result of early … Continue reading

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North Shore Triple Crown

Nick: “My butt hurts”. Me: “There’s a reason for that – it’s because you’ve been able to sit down”. We joked as we strapped our skis back onto our bikes for the last time, just before sunset outside the “Crazy … Continue reading

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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

After waking up at the obscenely early time of 5:30am on a Saturday, I made my way to the bus stop, hopped on to the first bus that came by and struggled not to fall asleep as I made my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on Wheels (Four Lakes Bike Tour)

Having been VOC members for almost a year and having gone on more trips than we can count, we figured it was time to organize a trip ourselves, and Thanksgiving on Wheels was born. Ian later named it the ‘Four … Continue reading

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How I roasted a cougar

On Tuesday of Canada Day week I realized that I am free from work on Wednesday which extended my long weekend for one more day, which in total made me 4 days off. I picked up a suitable trip from … Continue reading

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The May Bikepacking Trip. Part 1 – Sunshine Coast

To be honest, I didn’t think that the trip will be popular since it is usually very hard to find people for a long expedition like the one I proposed on the Trip Agenda. When the trip was announced and … Continue reading

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