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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-20-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By prother
The rungs can be in any shape of condition. Look...

The rungs can be in any shape of condition. Look at what you're stepping on and look for wear, knots, or rusted out fastenings. Face in going both up and down and place your feet at the sides of the...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-20-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,316
Posted By prother
You should get reception from the ridge above...

You should get reception from the ridge above Circlet Lk and for sure further up on Albert Edward. Anywhere in sight of Mt Washington, or Courtenay.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-27-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By prother
Somewhere on this forum there's a thread that was...

Somewhere on this forum there's a thread that was started on plane crashes. I don't know how to find the thread, but someone here might be able to help you.
Forum: British Columbia   05-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By prother
Really nice film clip. Thanks.

Really nice film clip. Thanks.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,683
Posted By prother
More important than gore tex socks, would be knee...

More important than gore tex socks, would be knee high gaiters. They will help keep your socks dry and keep your legs from getting covered in mud.
Forum: Conservation Corner   04-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
  Site C
Views: 2,654
Posted By prother
Under the Columbis River Treaty, BC can take...

Under the Columbis River Treaty, BC can take about the same equivalent of the energy that Site C will produce. Presently we don't need it or use it, but it's ours when we want and the transmission...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   04-11-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By prother
Dealing with your own poo is a subject that...

Dealing with your own poo is a subject that people seem to avoid, as in "out of sight, out of mind". Everybody is into "leave no trace" and "leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures",...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-11-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By prother
Personally, I don't use soap in the backcountry...

Personally, I don't use soap in the backcountry at all. Nothing gets the grit & grease from your skin better than sweating and nothing rinses of sweat better than plain water. Some people I know use...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By prother
I have one, the kind you stuff a 3/4 length...

I have one, the kind you stuff a 3/4 length inflatable sleeping mat into, that I bought for canoe & kayak trips, where weight isn't a real problem. I did take it on an 8 day backpacking trip and I...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   03-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By prother
You could start at the end of Buttle Lk and hike...

You could start at the end of Buttle Lk and hike up easy elevation gain to Bedwell Lakes and be in striking distance to Mt Septimus, Big Interior, Nine Peaks, Mt Tom Taylor, and Mariner Mtn. Then you...
Forum: British Columbia   03-15-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By prother
The Qualicum Beach area is nice, but expensive...

The Qualicum Beach area is nice, but expensive and getting crowded. North of QB are some nice quiet communities. The QB area is in the rain shadow of Arrowsmith and is central to Victoria (2 1/2...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   03-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By prother
September use to be almost guaranteed to be sunny...

September use to be almost guaranteed to be sunny & calm for it;s first 2 weeks. Maybe not so much any more with the shift in global weather.

Also, I have a friend from Port Alberni that has hiked...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   02-28-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,139
Posted By prother
Have you got a copy of Philip Stone's guide book,...

Have you got a copy of Philip Stone's guide book, "Coastal Hikes"? It has a chapter on the Tatchu Peninsula.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   02-22-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By prother
So what does Parks do with the spaces left by the...

So what does Parks do with the spaces left by the no show spots, I wonder?
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   02-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By prother
Wow, dougz, that's a first.

Wow, dougz, that's a first.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   02-20-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By prother
I was told by a park ranger that standbys ...

I was told by a park ranger that standbys usually get on pretty quickly, with no more than a one day wait. If you're one or two people, this might work fine. groups not so. With the advance booking,...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   01-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By prother
If you look through any of Philip Stones guide...

If you look through any of Philip Stones guide books for Vancouver Island climbing, you'll find of the 300 or so mountains & peaks represented, very few with native names and those that do, are...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-14-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,610
Posted By prother
I remember reading that Parks was going to allow...

I remember reading that Parks was going to allow entry through Nitnat Lk, so doing the northern or southern half was an option. Anybody have any info on this?
Forum: The Lodge   01-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,743
Posted By prother
I am under the impression that all chickens...

I am under the impression that all chickens raised or sold in Canada are hormone free, by law. If you see a chicken labeled "hormone free", it's just a marketing ploy... Same as if you sold apples...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   01-09-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By prother
Quote: Originally Posted by prother View Post ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by prother View Post
Regarding the naming of features, Mt Arrowsmith was named after Aaron Arrowsmith and his nephew, John Arrowsmith, two English cartographers.
It sounds...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By prother
On CBC radio today, Her partner said he wanted to...

On CBC radio today, Her partner said he wanted to keep it open.
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   01-08-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By prother
Regarding the naming of features, Mt Arrowsmith...

Regarding the naming of features, Mt Arrowsmith was named after Aaron Arrowsmith and his nephew, John Arrowsmith, two English cartographers.

The native names for the mountain were, from the west,...
Forum: Conservation Corner   12-15-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
  Site C
Views: 2,654
Posted By prother
Hydro Reservoir Emissions ...

Hydro Reservoir Emissions

https://www.desmog.ca/2016/10/05/hydro-reservoirs-produce-way-more-emissions-we-thought-study
Forum: Conservation Corner   12-13-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
  Site C
Views: 2,654
Posted By prother
According to the Columbia River Treaty, Canada...

According to the Columbia River Treaty, Canada can take as much electricity from the Columbia as would equal what Site C is proposing to create, YET, we don't need it or use it, or sell it. If we do...
Forum: British Columbia   11-22-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,510
Posted By prother
For your first trip to this area, I'd say well...

For your first trip to this area, I'd say well done. Climbers on Vancouver Island are pretty protective obout Strathcona park and the Wilderness Conservation Zones are not supposed to have any human...
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