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Forum: Other Regions Hiking   04-30-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By SBoom4
Easy Halifax Area Hikes?

Hey All!

I'm going to be spending a few days in Halifax later this week for work and have a few spare hours at my disposal. I was planning to tour around downtown in my evenings, but I'd love to...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   04-03-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By SBoom4
You bring doggy poo bags and carry it out/to a...

You bring doggy poo bags and carry it out/to a bear proof *garbage* bin. Sounds gross? Sure. But that's part of it :)
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-18-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By SBoom4
We have been using the Sawyer Mini squeeze bag...

We have been using the Sawyer Mini squeeze bag filter and it is the best thing ever!!

https://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-mini-filter/

It's quick and easy to use, lightweigh and small to pack....
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   08-17-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,376
Posted By SBoom4
We ran into lots of solo hikers on the trail. The...

We ran into lots of solo hikers on the trail. The nice thing is you can set your own pace! And you will end up running into a lot of the same people throughout the trip at the campsites, so you might...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   08-17-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,863
Posted By SBoom4
If you are able to bump your start date, do it.....

If you are able to bump your start date, do it.. though you won't be able to reserve an August date at this point.. they go really fast for a reason. You'd have to hope for a walk-on, which means you...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   08-17-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,518
Posted By SBoom4
If Evan isn't there you can just put your money...

If Evan isn't there you can just put your money and info in an envelope (he has them sitting there at his trailer). We parked 2 vehicles there for a week and they were fine. $30 for the week.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-28-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By SBoom4
I'd suggest either starting South to North to get...

I'd suggest either starting South to North to get the hardest parts out of the way first, or adjusting your itinerary so that you are not trying to do 13km on the last day through the hardest part of...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By SBoom4
Friends that went last year said that the road at...

Friends that went last year said that the road at the Pachena Bay trailhead is really, really, really rough. I would not advise taking a car down it. Originally we were going to leave a car at each...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   07-26-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By SBoom4
Ooh ok, I will look for those. Thanks! :)

Ooh ok, I will look for those. Thanks! :)
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   07-26-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By SBoom4
Yeahhhh, gouda would be my first choice but my bf...

Yeahhhh, gouda would be my first choice but my bf is a bit pickier and doesn't like "strong" cheeses (lol, gouda "strong"...) so we usually end up going with either monteray or white cheddar.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-26-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By SBoom4
I've been debating about how many socks to bring....

I've been debating about how many socks to bring. I know it's overkill to bring a pair per day when I can just wash them... but we had friends go last year who got rained on literally the ENTIRE...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By SBoom4
Haha nice. My friend has an umbrella hat :P

Haha nice. My friend has an umbrella hat :P
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-25-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,878
Posted By SBoom4
Wait... people actually root through the bear...

Wait... people actually root through the bear boxes and steal peoples' food?? wtf??? Really?
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-25-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By SBoom4
West Coast Trail (August) - Clothing?

We are driving out this weekend and starting the trail on August 2. Any last minute advice re: clothing or other gear that people who've experienced this adventure care to share?

What I am...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-20-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By SBoom4
Yeah, there are two options from Lone Lake to Red...

Yeah, there are two options from Lone Lake to Red Rock Canyon. You can either hike 19km around Blakiston and Lone Mountains, or you can hike a super easy 14km along Lone Creek and Blakiston Creek....
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-20-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By SBoom4
I really like reading other peoples' trail...

I really like reading other peoples' trail reports before I head out on a new trek or am figuring out what to do. So it's only fair to contribute reports of my own adventures :)
Forum: Canadian Rockies   07-20-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By SBoom4
Tamarack Trail - July 15/16

We ended up starting from the Rowe Lakes trailhead along the Akamina Parkway, spent the night at Lone Lake, and then hiked out along the Blakiston Creek route Sunday morning.

Forecast was 32...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-20-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By SBoom4
I wouldn't be too hard on the BC folks. They must...

I wouldn't be too hard on the BC folks. They must be completely overwhelmed!
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   07-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By SBoom4
Where would one find dehydrated hummus? Also, do...

Where would one find dehydrated hummus? Also, do you just add cold water?
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   07-19-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By SBoom4
Favourite No-Cook Lunches

We usually bring salami, hard cheese and pitas for lunches on overnight trips, but we are doing the West Coast trail in a couple of weeks, and I'm trying to figure out what to do for lunches after...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-18-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By SBoom4
Don't go. It's closed for a reason, and even if...

Don't go. It's closed for a reason, and even if you choose a trail network that is open at the moment, you're risking having to evacuate very quickly if conditions change. I don't think it is worth...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-18-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,612
Posted By SBoom4
Thanks for the tips! I think I'd prefer to...

Thanks for the tips!

I think I'd prefer to get on the trail by 8:00 AM and be able to take our sweet ass time enjoying the one easy day we'll have haha
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-18-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,612
Posted By SBoom4
Awesome - thanks!

Awesome - thanks!
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,612
Posted By SBoom4
So, we have booked the shuttle service from...

So, we have booked the shuttle service from Pachena Bay back to Gordon River for our final day. In the email confirmation I recieved, it says pickup is at 1:45 pm at Pachena Bay. I'm wondering, how...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-12-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,121
Posted By SBoom4
Yeah, I don't bother bringing a flask because I'm...

Yeah, I don't bother bringing a flask because I'm not really a liquor drinker. I like whiskey now and then, but it's not a refreshing drink for on the trail. Beer or cider are nice to have after a...
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