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Forum: British Columbia   01-18-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,029
Posted By hpka
With regard to this river crossing, please note: ...

With regard to this river crossing, please note:

http://i.imgur.com/RzkxXmUl.png (http://imgur.com/RzkxXmU)
Forum: British Columbia   01-18-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,029
Posted By hpka
Seriously, which parts? Need more specification...

Seriously, which parts? Need more specification on the dangerous bits.

For Seymour to Squamish: I've followed known or map marked routes (see the GPSies link)...

For Squamish to Elfin: Well...
Forum: British Columbia   01-18-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,029
Posted By hpka
Hiking route from Mount Seymour to Garibaldi PP ending in Squamish or Whistler?

I've been reading a lot of Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail blogs and posts recently, and it got me thinking about long distance, point to point, hiking...

Got...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-06-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By hpka
Thanks for this. Has anyone been further up...

Thanks for this.

Has anyone been further up the FSR to Keyhole yet?
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   12-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,701
Posted By hpka
You can share links from CalTopo, but I can't...

You can share links from CalTopo, but I can't speak for PDFs necessarily... Dropbox links could be overwhelmed easily.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By hpka
Anyone know about snow coverage in Phelix Creek/Brian Waddington Hut area?

3 of us are heading up this weekend (29th-30th Nov 2014) and we were wondering how much snow coverage there was. We emailed a group who went a couple of weeks ago who said there was some at about the...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,701
Posted By hpka
Yep - lucky find on that. Unfortunately, I don't...

Yep - lucky find on that. Unfortunately, I don't think AB or the other provinces have as good maps (to be honest, not even the US has maps that good in my opinion).

I also strongly recommend the...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-12-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,701
Posted By hpka
My guide to map making - paper and smartphone

So last year I was trying to figure out the best way to do this. My conclusion there isn't just one best way to do it. However, I thought I needed something so found one that worked for me. It's a...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By hpka
I was one of the two people who had them there.

I was one of the two people who had them there.
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By hpka
Yeah I should have thrown in that, as with any...

Yeah I should have thrown in that, as with any map or route, assessments MUST be made on the ground with regard to avalanche risk (and any risk for that matter).

We did go this weekend, and...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-14-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By hpka
Based on everything I could find, I made this KMZ...

Based on everything I could find, I made this KMZ of the route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxdlqb4q4-y5bnZGVW8tRUl3NHM/edit?usp=sharing

(you can use GPSBable to convert to your format of...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By hpka
Great :) thanks both

Great :) thanks both
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,168
Posted By hpka
Keith's Hut GPS routes/waypoints/co-ordinates

I've been hunting round everywhere I can, but for the life of me I can't find any waypoints/routes to Keith's Hut. Looking for the winter route (but having a hard time finding the summer one as...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-06-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,405
Posted By hpka
Just got this email if anyone is planning to go:

Just got this email if anyone is planning to go:
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,405
Posted By hpka
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/11/hiker-stabbed-o...

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/11/hiker-stabbed-on-grouse-grind-trail/

Read the article but not much substance yet. At least not at the time of writing. No mention of the police involvement...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-19-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By hpka
How are people creating custom PRINTED maps?

In a March trip to Brew Hut, we used this GREAT map that was created for the job on VoC Wiki: http://www.ubc-voc.com/mediawiki/images/8/84/Brew_access_map.pdf

Thing is, since that time I've been...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By hpka
These are basically PDFs... so if your smartphone...

These are basically PDFs... so if your smartphone (regardless of brand/OS) can render a the PDF... it's yours...
If you can run Google Earth and open the KML on it, better still.

They are using...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By hpka
Salal Creek looks great from this route...

Salal Creek looks great from this route description: https://www.clubtread.com/routes/Route.aspx?Route=277 and a few trail reports. Will probably do a there and back rather than all the way to...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By hpka
Hikes near Keyhole Hot Springs (aka Pebble Creek)

Hello all,

I'm planning a trip to the beloved Keyhole Hot Springs, this time using it as a basecamp for local hikes (e.g. drive up on Friday, hike down and set up, soak, sleep, hike back up and do...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-08-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By hpka
Hahah. Very true. I packed last night and...

Hahah. Very true.

I packed last night and took out a reusable shopping bag's worth of stuff I hadn't used for ages. Kind of proud to be rid of it all that... and it leaves weight available for the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By hpka
Hmm.... still can't get the idea out of my head...

Hmm.... still can't get the idea out of my head that it wouldn't be sensible since we know the hut could, in theory, fill up...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-06-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By hpka
Firstly, great TR, photos and information. I...

Firstly, great TR, photos and information.

I would be concerned if I went without a tent because that would relegate us to snowholes if we didn't make the hut or didn't get in... We can use...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By hpka
From the sounds of it, we will be similar to you...

From the sounds of it, we will be similar to you (carrying tents just in case we have to etc). It also sounds like even if we do park at the catskiing base, we'll be OK.

Just monitoring the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By hpka
Brew Hut route advice

Hi all,

I've been reading the great VOC Wiki on Brew Hut and the Roe Creek Route: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brew_Hut
... in preparation for a weekend trip.

We're planning to park at the...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-16-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By hpka
Snowshoe spots for this weekend (16-18 Nov 2012)

Ok, for some reason, this year I'm more keen on snowshoeing than I am on early season skiing... This weekend I intend to snowshoe.

However, short of driving up to everywhere, I can't find much...
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