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Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Thanks for the report Karl. I've been thinking...

Thanks for the report Karl. I've been thinking about heading up that way to backpack part of the HBC Heritage Trail. How was the road in and those cross ditches? 2WD ok? Or 4WD required?
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   08-13-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By happiestoutdoors
We brought a VHF marine radio on our Nootka trip....

We brought a VHF marine radio on our Nootka trip. We used it to listen to weather reports but never used it to call out. It worked fine. Now we have a Delorme InReach and I would bring that next...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-07-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,752
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I spent 3 days in the park a couple years ago....

I spent 3 days in the park a couple years ago. Full trip report is here: https://happiestoutdoors.ca/forbidden-plateau/ We hiked in to Circlet Lake on the first day, hiked Albert Edward on the second...
Forum: Washington State   07-06-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Not me :) I must have a doppelganger out there.

Not me :) I must have a doppelganger out there.
Forum: Washington State   07-05-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Thanks for the report. I've spent a lot of time...

Thanks for the report. I've spent a lot of time on the northern olympic coast but haven't gone down to the southern section yet. Each time I try to plan a trip either the weather or the tides have...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-30-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 218,147
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Headed up to Dog Mountain last night after work...

Headed up to Dog Mountain last night after work to see for myself how the snow was melting. So here is my North shore snow conditions update from my experience at about 1000m elevation. No snow at...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-28-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,941
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I believe Terracentric adventures offers both...

I believe Terracentric adventures offers both land and water based shuttles to the trail. Get in touch with them and see what they can offer.

There is also a BC Transit bus from Powell River to...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-27-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,989
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Parks Canada's official position is that bear...

Parks Canada's official position is that bear bells don't work. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/parks-canada-officials-endorse-the-human-voice-and-bear-spray-over-bear-bangers-and-bells-1.3451972

I find...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-25-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I hiked the trail back in 2011. There's a full...

I hiked the trail back in 2011. There's a full trip report on my blog: https://happiestoutdoors.ca/nootka-trail-trip-report/

We stayed at Calvin Falls for 2 nights. On the first night we had a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-22-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By happiestoutdoors
The northern most section of the Sunshine Coast...

The northern most section of the Sunshine Coast Trail could be a good option. I hiked it last April https://happiestoutdoors.ca/sunshine-coast-trail/

You can take transit all the way to Lund and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-18-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Yup... really. I've heard that the parking lot at...

Yup... really. I've heard that the parking lot at the pullout opposite the TH gets full fast and that some people prefer walking along the highway for 2km rather than crossing the highway at the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-17-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By happiestoutdoors
It's people going to Tunnel Bluffs. I drove to...

It's people going to Tunnel Bluffs. I drove to Squamish a few weeks ago and there were hordes of people walking on the shoulder of the highway between that pull out and the Tunnel Bluffs trailhead....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-13-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Queen Elizabeth Park. Wreck Beach stairs repeats....

Queen Elizabeth Park. Wreck Beach stairs repeats. Heather street between 2nd and Broadway
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-08-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I don't know the answer to your question, but I...

I don't know the answer to your question, but I am part of a large Vancouver Island focused Facebook group. I'm sure you'll get some responses if you ask over there...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-05-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Just bumping this one back up. Anyone know if...

Just bumping this one back up. Anyone know if there is still a ton of snow in the Marble Range?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-01-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,758
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Do you know if there are outhouses or bear boxes...

Do you know if there are outhouses or bear boxes at either of these campsites?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-25-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Crown is inside Lynn Headwaters Regional Park,...

Crown is inside Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, managed by Metro Vancouver. Camping is not permitted in the park including in backcountry areas...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-25-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,292
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Check out the Outdoor Research Helium II or the...

Check out the Outdoor Research Helium II or the MEC Hydrofoil. Both are inexpensive 2.5 layer waterproof breathable jackets with a good reputation.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,328
Posted By happiestoutdoors
There is also a taxi service in Sooke that will...

There is also a taxi service in Sooke that will shuttle you to a trailhead. It's not cheap though (I got a quote from them once but didn't end up using it). I can't remember which company it is, but...
Forum: Photography Talk   05-12-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I was looking to upgrade an older Olympus rugged...

I was looking to upgrade an older Olympus rugged point and shoot a few years and did some similar research. What I actually discovered (aside from the optical zoom) is that an iPhone or other smart...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-14-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Here's my list of multi-day hikes near Vancouver...

Here's my list of multi-day hikes near Vancouver that are snow-free in the spring. https://happiestoutdoors.ca/spring-backpacking-near-vancouver/

Most of these are further than 4 hours from...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   03-08-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I enjoyed the Appleton canyon and Manzanita...

I enjoyed the Appleton canyon and Manzanita Bluffs sections of the Sunshine Coast Trail when I hiked it last year. Given the numerous road access points, you could definitely hike a portion of the...
Forum: British Columbia   03-01-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,652
Posted By happiestoutdoors
Add on Depencier Bluffs for another obscure...

Add on Depencier Bluffs for another obscure Seymour summit - one my favourite after work outings.
Forum: British Columbia   02-27-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By happiestoutdoors
I was up on Al's Habrich in boots and snowshoes...

I was up on Al's Habrich in boots and snowshoes the weekend before. Snow was sooo crusty. The furthest we made it was to just about to where the trail splits for the Neverland Loop. We did end up...
Forum: Washington State   02-26-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By happiestoutdoors
That part of the Olympic Coast is one of my...

That part of the Olympic Coast is one of my favourites. Its definitely a long drive out to Ozette, but well worth it. Shi Shi is beautiful - you'll have to go back. I did the hike from Cape Alava up...
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