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Mt. Gardner Waterpark

I first learned about Mt. Gardner a couple weeks ago, when I signed up for Lucy and Joe’s trip. Unfortunately a rainfall warning and subsequent chaos killed that idea, so we had lovely walk in Pacific Spirit Park instead. I … 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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Semaphore Lake – How to: Dance to keep your toes warm*

*All credit for the title goes to trip organizer, Will. The plan for thanksgiving weekend was looking great: hiking up to Semaphore Lake, base-camping there and going scrambling on the mountains around. And of course swimming in the lake! As … Continue reading

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Hike to Norvan Falls

After Mary and I picked everyone up from UBC we made a beeline for Lynn Regional Headwaters park where the beginning of the trail was, coffee in hand. The weather turned out to be perfect that day for a hike, … Continue reading

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2021-09-19 Golden Ears Summit, seasoned by hail storm and chased by thunder storm.

The first thing is Stats: Member: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, Kaila Bonnel, Yiyi Yan Distance: 25.5km Elevation Gain: 1,778m Moving Time: 9:09:45 Avg Speed: 2.8kph, avg moving speed 4.3kph Temperature: 11C-23C, avg 17C (Left to right: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, … Continue reading

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2021-09-13 Mount Currie Summit Attempt, and marmot hunting

Sitting at 2,591 meters, Mt. Currie is one of the highest mountains that most of us have ever attempted. The elevation gain is brutal yet consistent, and with a surprisingly well-maintained trail, this could easily be a type 1 fun hike on … Continue reading

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More Wet than Golden, Again: Golden Ears Backpack Aug 7-8

Out of the twenty-four interested VOCers to the eleven committed to the six that actually showed up, I was part of the final crew who decided that spending my weekend in the pissing rain on a mountain with the white … 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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Golden Gals Self-Propel Golden Ears

July 27-29, 2020 Gabrielle Booth & Charlotte Scholten On our trip, to the best of my understanding, Charlotte and I traveled through the following traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territories: səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Stz’uminus, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), … Continue reading

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Banff/Jasper Scrambles and Kayaking

As the end of the summer of 2020 approached, my dream of a Rocky Mountain road trip seemed to be fading. The deadline to present my thesis proposal was nearing, making it difficult to fit any kind of trip into … Continue reading

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