Twenty years ago I came back to the lower mainland and my passion for our local mountains was re-ignited. I joined Club tread but due to my lack of tech savvy messed up my email or password, got frustrated and became a lurker I guess. I have used this excellent forum for all my research via others trip reports, It has been so useful to me. Obscure local hikes and peaks, particularly in the Forbidden Zone where information is guarded. I got a new computer and now I'm in. Not sure of the politics at the top of CT but I see a lot of passion in the members, this sport is definitely something you really must love to do, must "have" to do. There's too much suffering otherwise! "Conquistadors of the Useless" ,that's how the great Lionel Terray summed up his fabled mountain climbing career. So for lesser folks like me that love the art of negotiating mountain adventure, Club Tread has been my go to. I hope all the problems get sorted and thanks to you all for allowing me to use this site for a lot of excellent info. I have ad block, I don't see any advertising but anything to do with guns doesn't seem to be the sort of thing anyone here is interested in..