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Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-17-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By woodenshoes
this from a manual "Your Brunton TruArc Compass...

this from a manual "Your Brunton TruArc Compass features tool-free declination adjustment. To adjust, place your thumb
in the center of the liquid filled vial, then pinch the vial with your...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-12-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By woodenshoes
I can't tell IF in the one pic that the two...

I can't tell IF in the one pic that the two compasses are immediately besides each other. IF that's true then that most likely is introducing an error. Regardless, monitor each compass at a time. It...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By woodenshoes
Day 1 Panorama is the lone possibility. Temple...

Day 1 Panorama is the lone possibility. Temple and Eiffel ur gonna die


Day 2 avy terrain for both, wet sloughs ur gonna die


Day 3 IF by Mt Rundle u mean EEOR then that's fine....
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   06-07-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,689
Posted By woodenshoes
automatic 4 month bonus on all passes e.g. My...

automatic 4 month bonus on all passes e.g. My pass expires Apr 2020. It now expires end of Aug
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   01-28-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By woodenshoes
The rockies are littered with busted crappy...

The rockies are littered with busted crappy poles. Buy good poles. As an example I use BD poles that have interchangeable baskets for either summer or winter(more flotation) and always TWO poles....
Forum: Canadian Rockies   09-01-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
  BC The Rockwall
Views: 4,313
Posted By woodenshoes
The cabin in question is Parks Canada's as we...

The cabin in question is Parks Canada's as we discussed. That's a guarantee. I've done the same hike in the other direction with the same campsites. There is/was an advantage to that. Why? Because I...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-25-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 186,257
Posted By woodenshoes
not so fast. Ha Ling Miners is closed until...

not so fast. Ha Ling Miners is closed until further notice. You do have other options however as mentioned.


https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/bow-valley-wpp/advisories/#35056
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By woodenshoes
Wet anything is cold, however the theory about...

Wet anything is cold, however the theory about going with synthetic as it's better in the moisture is no longer valid. This assumes of course you choose the right treated down. I have done just that;...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   05-01-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By woodenshoes
"depending on where you draw the line between...

"depending on where you draw the line between climbing and scrambling". Exactly.


PLS don't be going anywhere beyond the hut without a partner, climbing gear and the knowledge to use it. You...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-27-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By woodenshoes
I've ditched a bike before and just pedaled back....

I've ditched a bike before and just pedaled back. Works well
Forum: Canadian Rockies   04-27-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By woodenshoes
Well, here's a link to at least a pictorial "trip...

Well, here's a link to at least a pictorial "trip report". In case you may be confused about one of our guys lying in the snow with search and rescue guys and a helicopter hovering over him/us. This...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   04-23-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By woodenshoes
Nice! I had the pleasure of skiing this from...

Nice! I had the pleasure of skiing this from beyond the Whaleback(ultimately starting at Bow Lake) to Stanley Mitchell Hut and then out the Iceline exiting at Emerald Lake only 4 weeks ago and this...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-23-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By woodenshoes
You can't yet go in via Numa as it's still closed...

You can't yet go in via Numa as it's still closed due to the bridge being out at the trailhead. That's according to the Parks web site. ...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-23-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,283
Posted By woodenshoes
One could go over "Mosquito Col" or Quartzite Col...

One could go over "Mosquito Col" or Quartzite Col with the latter being the more direct route. I managed to do that and then still summit Mt Willingdon(an official 11,000er) by late afternoon. I'm...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-14-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,283
Posted By woodenshoes
u only need to go over ONE pass and then you're...

u only need to go over ONE pass and then you're into Devon Lakes. Not difficult at all
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-06-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By woodenshoes
the often quoted "wet down" has gone the way of...

the often quoted "wet down" has gone the way of the dodo bird. I've had a "treated down" bag for many yrs now. aka "pertex".
Forum: Canadian Rockies   04-06-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
  KC Anklebiter
Views: 1,828
Posted By woodenshoes
The snowy right side does most certainly go. The...

The snowy right side does most certainly go. The ridge is exposed and requires a little more "finesse"
Forum: Canadian Rockies   03-31-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
  KC Anklebiter
Views: 1,828
Posted By woodenshoes
this is a fun walk. I've done it before heading...

this is a fun walk. I've done it before heading up Gap and looping CW and then hitting Anklebiter at the end. There is some exposure for sure as one turns the "corner" descending from Gap however....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,693
Posted By woodenshoes
wait till the first freeze in the...

wait till the first freeze in the fall..........usually up in the alpine. That kills em
Forum: Canadian Rockies   03-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,781
Posted By woodenshoes
By the loop I assume you mean via Rocky Pass and...

By the loop I assume you mean via Rocky Pass and not what we did. We did stay at Burnt Timber and we were told that no one had registered for that campground in the previous three years. The whole...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-13-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,498
Posted By woodenshoes
I own the Atom Hoody and I like it. I wouldn't...

I own the Atom Hoody and I like it. I wouldn't get the MEC item..........inferior workmanship, in my view
Forum: Photography Talk   10-06-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 31,917
Posted By woodenshoes
link doesn't work

link doesn't work
Forum: Canadian Rockies   10-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
  AB Cen Sawback trail
Views: 1,699
Posted By woodenshoes
Nice write up. I've deliberately chosen not to do...

Nice write up. I've deliberately chosen not to do the Sawback as I've always viewed it as far too much valley/forest walking and too little alpine. As a an alternative Ive gone from essentially...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-15-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By woodenshoes
and you were exactly where???

and you were exactly where???
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   07-13-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,432
Posted By woodenshoes
all sorts but I have no idea of you or your...

all sorts but I have no idea of you or your party's ability much less your time commitment, nor when you're scheduled to go
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