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Juan De Fuca Trip Report 2022

Juan De Fuca Trip Report 2022 We kicked off our summer by hiking the Juan De Fuca Trail on Vancouver Island. This 47 km trail is known for its beautiful beach campsites, vibrant temperate rainforest, stunning rock formations, and of … Continue reading

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Cheeky trip up Mulligan, Feb 15, 2021

Note: All covid protocols were taken seriously on this trip. Mt mulligan trip report: Feb 15 2021 The team: Tobias, Edward, William, Kevin, and Myself. Posts on south coast touring on February 14 made Mulligan a desirable target for the … Continue reading

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Cypress Glacier G1 School Oct. 3/4 2020

Sunny and warm on Saturday, foggy/cloudy and wet on Sunday. Not bad for coastal BC weather in October! One of the cars (a Jetta) did not have enough clearance to make it all the way to the trail head, so … 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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Two Dudes and a Needle

After trying and failing to write at least five prior TR’s, I’ve finally kicked one out the door. Amazing. Plan for the long weekend was originally to summit Whitecap, that fell apart when the weather report was briefly really bad … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course at Anniversary Glacier

July 6-7-8, 2018   On July 6-7-8, a group of 13 VOCers with three awesome instructors: Luca, Heather and Raz, ventured in the mountains to learn alpine skills. The class content was ambitious, enticing and exciting! Enough seducing for the … Continue reading

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Two out of Three-Triple Peak on Labor day.

Mountains on the island are something of an enigma to┬ámany mainlanders,myself included. Mostly because the ferries make logistics a pain and we have lots of pointy things to climb on this side of the pond, on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Will run for pulled pork: 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle & Post Run Feast

The 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle was a throw back to the inaugural event. In other words – rainy, wet, and totally typical of Vancouver. I spent the entire week leading up to the run checking the weather forecast and silently … Continue reading

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Grouse Grind + Crown Mountain (+ BCMC Trail)

On Saturday July 29th, seven VOCers gathered at 7:30 am at the Grouse Grind trailhead for a fantastic day of beautiful views that our knees would come to regret. We were not in a rush to do the Grind and … Continue reading

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Asulkan Valley Base Camp

The original scheme for this trip was to ski some big lines in one of the more seldom visited, but undeniably magnificent areas of Southwest BC; The Tantalus Range. In the days leading up to the pre-trip however, conditions were … Continue reading

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