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Forum: British Columbia   07-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
  MV Mount Bishop
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Posted By drie
Nice! Bishop is one of my favourite hikes in the...

Nice! Bishop is one of my favourite hikes in the lower mainland. I was up on Mt Elsay a couple weeks ago - here is a photo of Elsay lake and Bishop from the other direction:).
Forum: New Member Introductions   10-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By drie
Following up on the last reply: That's awesome...

Following up on the last reply: That's awesome that you guys are getting into backpacking! And I agree that when you first start out it can be hard to judge what you really need/don't really need...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   10-19-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By drie
To be clear: are you looking for a permanent home...

To be clear: are you looking for a permanent home for Boston? Or looking to have someone take him out for more hikes for exercise (a llamma walker)?

Cheers!
Forum: British Columbia   10-05-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By drie
There was still a small patch of snow in the...

There was still a small patch of snow in the upper bowl when we were there - It was big enough that I suspect it wont melt now that the weather is getting cooler. See photo below.

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Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   09-29-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By drie
I have been using the new version of PeakFinder...

I have been using the new version of PeakFinder all summer and have found it extremely useful. It has the names of so many small peaks you never new even had names. There is the odd issue with...
Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By drie
Mt Tetrahedron Sep 24, 2017

My friend and I have been eyeing Mt Tetrahedron for a while now and after waiting all summer for the snow to melt we finally got up last Sunday (Sept 24 2017).

We used this...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-23-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By drie
I have a few versions that I keep in word docs...

I have a few versions that I keep in word docs for different seasons/kinds of hikes (summer/winter/ski/overnight) - I attached my "basic" version that I use as a starting point and adjust based on...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-15-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By drie
Yeah I agree the provided bags don't hold their...

Yeah I agree the provided bags don't hold their shape super well making it hard to fill. I've switched to using a Platypus or SmartWater water bottle for "dirty" water as I find it easier to fill...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-15-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By drie
The Sawyer Squeeze is fantastic. Saw a bunch of...

The Sawyer Squeeze is fantastic. Saw a bunch of videos on youtube that were very positive before buying. Small, light and fast to filter (~1L/min) and you can use their foldable plastic bags or screw...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-14-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By drie
Does anyone know if there is snow left on the...

Does anyone know if there is snow left on the trail? Thanks!
Forum: British Columbia   08-09-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By drie
This looks like a great route - definitely eerie...

This looks like a great route - definitely eerie with the smoke up there. How long did it take you?
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   08-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,313
Posted By drie
A couple interesting articles on the data and...

A couple interesting articles on the data and potential reasoning for increasing SAR Call volume in BC:

http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2017/02/call-volume-trends/
...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-02-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By drie
Has anyone been on this trail yet this summer. If...

Has anyone been on this trail yet this summer. If so is there still snow?

Thanks!
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-10-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By drie
I've struggled with blisters a long time. I just...

I've struggled with blisters a long time. I just recently found a solution that seems to work: Using a "liner" sock underneath my normal wool hiking sock. I saw this tip on a youtube video from...
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