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Forum: British Columbia   08-06-2020, 03:27 PM
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  MV The LCT...
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Posted By Biffybee
I really appreciate all the work, explorations...

I really appreciate all the work, explorations and postings from those who have ventured into this area. I'm sharing info here in a similar spirit to Jose's TR about the Indian Arm Trail: as a token...
Forum: British Columbia   07-30-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
  MV The LCT...
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Posted By Biffybee
The LCT...

... as in, Lynn Crest Trail.

PAW and I both had this in mind for 20+ years. Very satisfying to complete a fun little romp around the backyard. We went clockwise, from tidewater.

We carried a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-18-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Fluffy Kitten Wall / Tiggers (Aug 17th, 2017)

Road is in decent shape. A bit rough in the last section, but lots of 4WD vehicles heading thru the area.


Forest floor seemed a bit damp hiking up... and so were the first two pitches of...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-18-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Nesakwatch / Rexford (Aug 15/16, 2017)

Road is in rough 2WD shape... straightforward in a 4WD. Looked like a lifted Suby Forester at the Rexford parking area.


Still lots of snow immediately below the bivy rock. Should last another...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-17-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Stein conditions (July 11-12, 2017)

Special thanks to all who have worked on the various segments in recent years, making fastpacking the Stein on your weekend a viable option (for now).

Hike up to Lizzie cabin (4hrs) had a few...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-02-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,805
Posted By Biffybee
I'm fussy about my skis (you have to be when...

I'm fussy about my skis (you have to be when heading out for a month to remote areas) and understand the OP's concern and question. Bryan Preston at the Vancouver MEC store used to be THE guy to...
Forum: British Columbia   09-17-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Biffybee
Mt Frosty NE Ridge (Sept 16th, 2016)

A fine fall outing, especially if you're looking for an adventure scramble. You can see the upper half of the ridge from the rainbow bridge on Lightning Lake.
2hrs to the toe of the ridge, and 2...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-02-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
SOMWOW (Aug 1st, 2016)

BC Day stat holiday turned out to be a fine day for a roped hike; today, with a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the southern interior, not so much. With the one exception noted below, all is in...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-06-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,097
Posted By Biffybee
1.) Technically Strike campsite is waterfront,...

1.) Technically Strike campsite is waterfront, but only because the creek flows by it, and technically you could have your canoe *in the water* the whole way... but you'd be dragging it thru logjams...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-27-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,342
Posted By Biffybee
1) A group of at least 4 goats went thundering...

1) A group of at least 4 goats went thundering past us (less than 20m away) in the steep forest coming off Harvey's Pup's butt. We'd descended ~200m in the usual gulley and tried to avoid the tedium...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-30-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By Biffybee
This one has always perplexed me, ever since...

This one has always perplexed me, ever since McLane published a whole lotta malarkey in his select guide, and the route description error has been cloned and re-cloned by almost every party to visit...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-13-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Biffybee
Dave Lussier's MCR from last month:

Dave Lussier's MCR from last month:
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Manning Park updates

Road to Blackwall is open. Yellow and white flowers are just finishing on Paintbrush trail etc., purples and red/orange just starting up at elevation.

Bonnevier Trail has ~2 doz trees down, and...
Forum: Sign Up Board and Events   06-13-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Biffybee
First-rate images in the slideshow with an...

First-rate images in the slideshow with an adventure ethic to match. Thanks for such a stellar presentation, Justin.
Forum: British Columbia   05-10-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,717
Posted By Biffybee
Why do people insist on flagging the crap out of...

Why do people insist on flagging the crap out of the backcountry with all manner of random flagging tape? Do you like creating an eyesore?

... and please don't tell us you're doing this as some...
Forum: Washington State   05-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By Biffybee
Nice pics and report. This area is a...

Nice pics and report.

This area is a perennial favourite for winter-weary trailrunners:

http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/yakima-skyline-50k.html
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,938
Posted By Biffybee
A few years ago we were discussing new gear and...

A few years ago we were discussing new gear and how it's getting significantly lighter...

... and how it costs more. The rule of thumb at the time was ~ $200 per pound lost of pack weight.

The...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Swan Falls Loop / Eagle Ridge (Coquitlam) area...

Swan Falls Loop / Eagle Ridge (Coquitlam) area was a but mudday yesterday, and I imagine sopping wet today. Some snow patches between Lindsay jcn and just below Swan Falls jcn, with max depths of 6...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-22-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Lots of blowdown on the trail, shitty parking...

Lots of blowdown on the trail, shitty parking spot that's a hazard to Hwy 99 traffic, and local FN doesn't want the trail being used... three good reasons to cross this one off your list.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Does anyone know the status and current trailhead...

Does anyone know the status and current trailhead of the hike known as Howe Sound Bluffs in the Dawn Hanna book Best Hikes and Walks in SW BC (Hike 32)?

-Sarah
Is this the same as Deeks Bluffs...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-11-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,319
Posted By Biffybee
I have a pair of brand new microspikes...

I have a pair of brand new microspikes (https://kahtoola.com/product/microspikes/) (still in box - Kahtoola) size L for sale.

(Good for US Sz 11-14 runners and light hikers, or 8.5-11 boots)
...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,046
Posted By Biffybee
Cypress is Nov 01 to May 31st. Mt Seymour is...

Cypress is Nov 01 to May 31st.
Mt Seymour is Nov 15 to May 1st.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-19-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
I think the bigger risk is for overnight cars. I...

I think the bigger risk is for overnight cars. I highly recommend leaving no valuables whatsoever in your vehicle AND leaving the glove box open as a signal to would-be thieves that you've left...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,312
Posted By Biffybee
A reputable source has pegged the ice thickness...

A reputable source has pegged the ice thickness at 30cms. Of course, always assess current conditions for yourself and travel accordingly.

More info and pics here...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,192
Posted By Biffybee
Rehab hike to Garibaldi Lake yesterday. Overall,...

Rehab hike to Garibaldi Lake yesterday. Overall, the conditions looked and felt like what you'd see in very late May to mid June in an average snowpack year. Prime for fast travel.

No snow on the...
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