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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-04-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,400
Posted By trail_snail
I was up there last weekend - It was brutally...

I was up there last weekend - It was brutally hot.

On the left fork (the road that goes over in the twin lakes direction) tehre was a dude stuck in a toyota corolla, well beyond a point where a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,400
Posted By trail_snail
that weather sure made for beautiful pictures...

that weather sure made for beautiful pictures though. Stunning.

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-08-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,400
Posted By trail_snail
did any of you guys make it up there to see for...

did any of you guys make it up there to see for yourselves?
Is it open? How far in is it open?

Thanks!
Forum: British Columbia   09-29-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By trail_snail
crazy. I hiked up mt. davis last year in 30...

crazy. I hiked up mt. davis last year in 30 degree heat with no pack and there's no way i could've done another 20km on top of that lol.

thanks for keeping the trails open. Appreciate all the...
Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By trail_snail
Great pics. Thanks for sharing. How many People...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing. How many People were camped up there? Seems sometimes there are 10 tents up there. Sometimes there are 60!
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-10-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By trail_snail
were the blisters at the forefoot? I assume so if...

were the blisters at the forefoot? I assume so if you developed them on the way down. Try lacing your boots tighter so that your feet are not sliding to the front of the boots much.

I wear proper...
Forum: British Columbia   07-10-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By trail_snail
How was the snow up in that area? Where was the...

How was the snow up in that area? Where was the snow line at?

I'd really like to see your pics. Can you share them on imgur or something like that ? :)
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-07-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
Thanks for all the replies guys. Lots of good...

Thanks for all the replies guys. Lots of good info here. Appreciate the feedback.

I think i'll fix up my breakfast diet as well as get started on doing more higher rep work for climbs/cardio.
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Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
i can lift that no problem. but it's the low rep...

i can lift that no problem. but it's the low rep gym training that made me think my legs were not accustomed to the high rep that hiking demands.

So i started things like the stair master .......
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
early 30s. male. 6'4" 210lb.

early 30s. male. 6'4" 210lb.
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
I did notice that oatmeal for breakfast was...

I did notice that oatmeal for breakfast was making it worse! I figured that out just recently and have swithced to more simple carbs breakfast of fruit, juice etc
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
you're from abbotsford .... the abby grind is a...

you're from abbotsford .... the abby grind is a great example. I had to take a 15 min break at the mid point first time i did it. Probably 1 hr total. Second time i went the whole way in 45 mins....
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
i can squat 220lbs max. I can squat 135lbs for...

i can squat 220lbs max. I can squat 135lbs for about 12 reps. Bodyweight squats i can do probably 30 or maybe even more. never really tried past 20.

What kind of rep range do you recommend? I...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-05-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,510
Posted By trail_snail
hiking but not getting in better shape

what's your preferred method for getting in better shape for hiking?

I've been doing quite a bit more cardio this year than last, but i feel my hiking condition has not improved much as a result....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-05-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By trail_snail
Haylmore FSR conditions?

Anyone been up there this year? Wanted to go to twin lakes and explore the Barkley valley this month but curious if there have been any slides this year?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-04-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
went up yesterday. just got back. No problems in...

went up yesterday. just got back. No problems in a low clearance 2 wheel drive sedan all the way to the slide where everyone else parked. Lots of people up there. One group of 6-8 hikers tenting it...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-01-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
were they recreational quaders or hunters? I...

were they recreational quaders or hunters? I heard the area is popular with hunters as well.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-31-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
damn that alpine is beautiful .... Do you...

damn that alpine is beautiful .... Do you actually see ATVs on that trail though? Because i thought that operation of motor vehicles above 1700m was prohibited in that area.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-31-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
I actually read your trip report ...the bikes...

I actually read your trip report ...the bikes were a good idea. Especially on the way back i bet! ;)
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-31-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
dude, you're the real MVP .... thanks so much :)

dude, you're the real MVP .... thanks so much :)
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-29-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
thanks for the update! Did you take a truck up or...

thanks for the update! Did you take a truck up or a car? .... because sometimes truck guys say a car can also go through and then the car guys disagree hahah :)
Forum: British Columbia   08-16-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,710
Posted By trail_snail
Molybdenite is an amazing place. One of the best...

Molybdenite is an amazing place. One of the best star gazing experiences i've ever had. I captured this photo of the milky way with a 30 sec exposure at about midnight. If i had the energy to stay up...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   08-15-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By trail_snail
strong legs but knees need help ... supports?

Hi guys, I'm getting some issues with my knees on the very steep downhills.To be honest whether its a day hike or carrying a overnight pack it doesn't seem to make much difference. My knees do not...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-12-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
thanks so much. appreciate it.

thanks so much. appreciate it.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-12-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,450
Posted By trail_snail
thanks for the quick reply. Do you know where one...

thanks for the quick reply. Do you know where one could find out for sure? Is there a company that maintains the road that i could contact?
I've never been in the area before and it would be quite...
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