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Harrison Hut workhike - door, floor, and more! · Sat. Sep. 19th - Sun. Sep. 20th

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Organized by: Christian Veenstra.

Start: Saturday, Sep. 19th
End: Sunday, Sep. 20th, 11:00 pm


It's been a long 5 years, but we can finally say that we have recalimed our Harrison Hut from the wilds. For those not in the know, nobody had managed to get there for years due to a landslide that had taken out a key bridge on the road to get there. Then the largest landslide in Canadian history came down took out the entire road along with a few more brides. We "finished" (is a trail ever truely finished?) a 12.5km trail around it and then renovated the hut last summer.

However, a few issues showed up after the renovations last year. Jeff and Roland are already up at Harrison Hut, and will have been there for a week by the time we arrive. They will be fixing the hut door and outhouse. We will be carrying up supplies to fix the floor, probably a big piece of 3/4" ply (they have a satelite communicator, and will be letting me know exactly what to buy/bring). If we can get a suitable crew I'd love to do some trail work as well. Although the trail is pretty good by coastal standards there are still a couple places where improvments could really decrase the time/effort required to get to the hut (or help prevent an erosion nightmare).

This will be a great opportunity to give back to the club, and one of the sort of workhikes where you get to, you know, work. Hard. This trip is "beginner friendly" in the classic VOC sense of the term - not in the sense that it will be easy, but we will welcome you to come help out even if you are not an experienced overnight hiker. Note that, if you fall into this category we should be sure and have a chat beforehand so you know what you're getting into and actually bring the required gear but not random extra stuff. No caveats about trailbuilding experience, other than the ability to follow simple instructions like "carry these rocks".

This is a "whole weekend" affair - leaving early Saturday (or Friday night) and returning late Sunday.

Depending on the interested personnel we may organize by email, or we might have a pre-trip meeting of some kind. We'll try and nail things down by Wednesday night.




Posted: 2015-09-12 22:01:49
Last modified: 2015-09-12 22:04:02