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Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-12-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,662
Posted By trick
Hiking more, and with more weight. What ecarter1...

Hiking more, and with more weight. What ecarter1 said at the beggining is bang on. Obviously don't build up too quickly, and scale back quickly if things hurt too much.

Any endurance training...
Forum: British Columbia   02-12-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By trick
A Scottish Tale -> Skid Trail (Ice Climbing)

Mike and I climbed A Scotish Tale on Monday. It was a fun (but long) climb. One of the chimnies is still really thin, but by next weekend it should be quite nice. The top-out by the gondola was also...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 196,718
Posted By trick
Here's a map of the area in question, you can see...

Here's a map of the area in question, you can see the ford over Alder Creek. Hiker's beach is on the opposite of viewpoint. It also has the trail to the Upper Falls, but don't go there unless you...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   09-19-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,326
Posted By trick
I don't see the post editing ads, but I have an...

I don't see the post editing ads, but I have an extension to keep ads from tracking me, and one of those may have killed it. That said, this form of advertisement is really bad: both in terms of...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   09-15-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,438
Posted By trick
Navigation in the backcountry is so critical that...

Navigation in the backcountry is so critical that I think relying on any sort of electronic device to keep you alive is foolish, but a tool can still be extremely useful without being something that...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-07-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By trick
I think insects are the main practical problem,...

I think insects are the main practical problem, but my wife also gets spooked by the thought that creepy-crawlys might be crawling about. She once saw some tiny spiders out in a boulder field and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-25-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By trick
Someone posted about it here a year ago...

Someone posted about it here a year ago (https://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/74210-skywalk-trail-whistler.html), with a map. It's also on openstreetmap (named "Skywalk North" and "Skywalk...
Forum: The Lodge   08-25-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By trick
You're thinking of the Aldergrove crossing when...

You're thinking of the Aldergrove crossing when you say Abby. The Huntingdon crossing is the Abbotsford one.

My experience is that most of the time, if the crossings are busy, the Huntington...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-23-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By trick
You can get them online. If you search for...

You can get them online. If you search for "garibaldi backcountry permit (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=garibaldi+backcountry+permit&t=canonical&ia=web)" its the first result...
Forum: British Columbia   08-23-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By trick
Nice job. That trail is brutal. Did you find...

Nice job. That trail is brutal. Did you find blueberries at the campsite? Last I did it, we spent a good while gorging ourselves.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-23-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By trick
Ah, yes. I need to put that one on my wishlist...

Ah, yes. I need to put that one on my wishlist first!



Nice idea. There are actually people alive who know how to play backgammon?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-22-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By trick
Checklists

After a few unfortunate mishaps that lead to me scrambling to buy another expensive piece of gear because I left one at home, or fashioning make-shift snow goggles out of duct tape, I eventually...
Forum: British Columbia   07-20-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By trick
Thanks for the report. Dorothy and I had been...

Thanks for the report. Dorothy and I had been planning on going up there and climbing the Stonecrop Face & descentding the West Ridge this weekend if the weather permits. That scramble is definitely...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-14-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By trick
Thanks for the warning, it turns out we're going...

Thanks for the warning, it turns out we're going to the Skagit River area instead.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-09-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By trick
Ha ha, do people actually shoot around that lake?...

Ha ha, do people actually shoot around that lake? I thought the large flat spot about 5 km north was where the normal "gun range" was.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-09-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By trick
Davis Lake beta

I'm planning on taking an older fellow "backcountry" camping (basically anywhere that you have to hike to for a bit). Falls Lake in the Coquihalla would work, but I was thinking Davis Lake near...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   05-30-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By trick
I haven't come across it since, so I'm afraid I...

I haven't come across it since, so I'm afraid I don't have any particularly helpful information. I was using Firefox at the time.
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   05-24-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By trick
Malware in advertisements

Hey site admins, You might want to have a few words with your advertisers. I can't remember what I did to trigger it, and I can't reproduce it, but when I think it was when I clicked on one of the...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   05-09-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By trick
According to a paper vis-a-vis the wikipedia...

According to a paper vis-a-vis the wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powassan_virus) Ouch! Lyme disease is bad, but this is something I definitely do not want. Are ticks common in...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-29-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By trick
As per http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Glossary ...

As per http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Glossary



BCMC: Big Cheap Mountaineering Club
ACC: Alpine Choppers Club, Airborne Climbers of Canada


If you're more interested in skiing and staying...
Forum: British Columbia   04-17-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,523
Posted By trick
Ah, thanks. Last time we went up there, we...

Ah, thanks. Last time we went up there, we skirted around most of the blowdown, still a bit rough, but much easier. Unfortunately, that time we didn't bring crampons. We underestimated the amount of...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-13-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,485
Posted By trick
This is half true. Aspirin (aka acetylsalicylic...

This is half true. Aspirin (aka acetylsalicylic acid/ASA), is an NSAID and is actually a highly successful drug in the treatment and prevention of heart attacks. It works by reducing the ability of...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-11-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By trick
Fascinating, perhaps the clothes pins were...

Fascinating, perhaps the clothes pins were removed for the winter.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-09-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By trick
Oh, and for scale, those white bars are probably...

Oh, and for scale, those white bars are probably about 25 cm (< 1') long.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-09-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By trick
What is this (Thar Peak)

I came across a rather unusual looking thing near the Pipeline Road on the way up to Thar Peak:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2842/33901622576_5f3559ec29_k.jpg

Anyone know what this is? Note...
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