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Forum: The Lodge   08-24-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By gyppo
abbotsford border, long weekend, best time?

I realize there's probably no good answer to this one, but my parents are coming up from the USA around the labour day long week-end. they're planning on crossing on Sunday as they hope it'll be less...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-23-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By gyppo
Someone on Bivouac reports that as of the 17th...

Someone on Bivouac reports that as of the 17th the road was in good shape. 4WD to the trailhead.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-23-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By gyppo
Hope Creek FSR conditions (Hurley)?

Has anyone been up the East spur that leads to the mystery/beaujolais/canine access this year?

If so what condition is the bridge in?

Last year there was a sink hole developing on the West...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   08-18-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By gyppo
The road to the trailhead requires 4WD high...

The road to the trailhead requires 4WD high clearance. I drove a stock vitara with oversize tires there without issue last fall.

There were some good sized ruts down the middle of the road. Be...
Forum: British Columbia   08-23-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By gyppo
Nice :-) The flowers in the area were in...

Nice :-)

The flowers in the area were in prime shape, it was beautiful!

I put the log in there when I drove out. I got out to check the bridge supports on the way in and there was no hint of a...
Forum: British Columbia   08-22-2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,304
Posted By gyppo
I could have sworn that you passed me while I was...

I could have sworn that you passed me while I was parked on the side of the East hurley looking at my map, and that I saw your name in the cabin logbook the next day :-)

Here is a telephoto of the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,134
Posted By gyppo
I was surprised to see Valhalla's selection of...

I was surprised to see Valhalla's selection of straight leather boots on the website yesterday. They have La Sportiva Karakorums (general mountaineering) and Pamirs (backpacking) which are both...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   08-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,416
Posted By gyppo
We bring a block of mozzarella and some pepperoni...

We bring a block of mozzarella and some pepperoni on ALL of our long trips. Usually some salami for the first week, then some pepperoni sticks (the kind that do not require refrigeration) for...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,159
Posted By gyppo
Try Pristine, you'll never go back :)

Try Pristine, you'll never go back :)
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By gyppo
I have an SE and it's the cat's ass. The biggest...

I have an SE and it's the cat's ass. The biggest problem I had with the SPOT I previously used (other than the fact that it sometimes gave me sent confirmation but the message was never received) is...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   06-24-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,522
Posted By gyppo
[V][V]:(:( Shitty deal you guys. That really...

[V][V]:(:(

Shitty deal you guys. That really sucks.

Gin was my trail buddy, tent buddy and camp buddy on a number of occasions . I still remember the time I let him back into my tent in the...
Forum: Conservation Corner   05-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,522
Posted By gyppo
Well that was quick! Thanks for clarifying things...

Well that was quick! Thanks for clarifying things Dru.

I was suspicious of the articles I've read since there is very little about the actual impact of the proposed changes, or what they would...
Forum: Conservation Corner   05-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,522
Posted By gyppo
Proposed changes in logging in BC

Can anyone in the industry shed some light on this?

There is a public consultation deadline on may 31st.

Edit: this is an article from Wildsight.

>>>>>

Help stop the privatization of...
Forum: Conservation Corner   04-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By gyppo
That's really good news! I had not seen this,...

That's really good news! I had not seen this, I'll admit. But it's not a reason to do nothing. The BC government has been on these people's side, and they will continue to be. None of these people...
Forum: Conservation Corner   04-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,984
Posted By gyppo
And I believe that has just been granted. ...

And I believe that has just been granted.

guys and gals, let's DO SOMETHIGN!

donate to the organizations that oppose the resort! Even if you can only donate 5 bucks, skip coffee for 2 days and...
Forum: Conservation Corner   04-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,342
Posted By gyppo
This also concerns the Jumbo resort as their...

This also concerns the Jumbo resort as their environmental assessment expires in October of 2014. Previously this meant that if a shovel was not in the ground by that date they would need another...
Forum: Conservation Corner   04-20-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By gyppo
BC gov't exempts ski resorts from Env. Assessment

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/exempts+resorts+sweet+natural+plants+from+environmental+reviews/9741089/story.html


This suspiciously comes into action jan 1st 2015, 2 months after the planned...
Forum: British Columbia   01-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By gyppo
Check your email!

Check your email!
Forum: British Columbia   01-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By gyppo
Hey, nice "tree skiing" Monica!!!!! Glad to see...

Hey, nice "tree skiing" Monica!!!!!
Glad to see you guys getting out :)

Ben
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,260
Posted By gyppo
:( Talked with Frank online on a few...

:(

Talked with Frank online on a few occasions. He will be missed, condolences to his family.

B
Forum: Sign Up Board and Events   01-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,760
Posted By gyppo
Bummer guys :( was hoping you had made it out. ...

Bummer guys :( was hoping you had made it out.

Is 0C better than -22? didn't even set off any fireworks last night, too effin cold...

Happy new year!
Forum: British Columbia   09-11-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,887
Posted By gyppo
F'n awesome, dude! The Chilcotins rock!

F'n awesome, dude! The Chilcotins rock!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,482
Posted By gyppo
Shamrock Lake, Purcells? has anyone been there?

I've been looking at Shamrock Lake for a while, wondering how the terrain is beyond the end of the Delphine Creek FSR. Does anyone know if Black Diamond mountain can be scrambled from there as well?...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-26-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,355
Posted By gyppo
The Grouty Peak area on the way there is not to...

The Grouty Peak area on the way there is not to be missed. The steep meadows down low are a bit bushy in spots, but once you're in the alpine, it's all gravy. The views and the size of the area are...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,725
Posted By gyppo
Does anyone have current or recent information...

Does anyone have current or recent information about this road's status? The last update on Bivouac dated August 22nd, 2012 states "road open" only.

Thanks,
Ben
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