Tag Archives: Weekend

Neve crew goes up to Brew (Step 3/5 to the Neve Traverse)

Saturday Feb 12 2022 The third step to prepare for the Neve (neh-vay and not neev as I found out) was a 2-day trip to the Brew Hut. The Brew Hut always seemed to be quite scary to me, with … Continue reading

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An ice weekend; G1 2021

I’d never been in a truck before. A big, American, covered in dirtbag stickers, truck. I chucked my bag in the back and squished into the tiny jump seat behind the driver, Ethan. No need for a seatbelt, I was … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Workhike!

Twas a week among midterms and all across Vancouver, VOC members heard the beckoning call of a backcountry siren otherwise known as Anya Boardman whispering tantalizing phrases such as “hut trip” and “trail work,” among other concepts powerful enough to … Continue reading

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Bikepacking the Englishman River: The Newbie Experience

Since our bike touring trips earlier this summer, Youtube’s algorithm has bombarded me with bikepacking videos. A common theme of discussion often comes up: What is bikepacking? This led me to ask even more questions: What is the difference between … 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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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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The Mountain Gets the Last Laugh(ington)

When my friend Shane mentioned we would probably need a chainsaw to get to Mount Laughington I should have realized what I was in for. This peak is not well-traveled in the winter, and it turns out there are some good reasons … Continue reading

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