Tag Archives: car-free

Touring Tetrahedron (bike+ski)

It was the week before the Easter long weekend, and a ski touring VOC trip to Tetrahedron that I was planning on going on had just been canceled for reasons of snow conditions (for fairly good reason). However, my weekend … Continue reading

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Crown Mountain. 18 People. One SeaBus.

It all started with 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui. I borrowed it from the library in a sleep deprived haze of procrastination. And there it was. Hike #10: 4/5 quality, double black difficulty, 17 km round trip, … Continue reading

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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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