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Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   09-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By dpatton
Phelix Creek Forest Service Road closed

http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2262

9/9/2014 1:23 PM

Until further notice, the Phelix Creek Forest Service Road is closed from the Blackwater Lake Road...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,978
Posted By dpatton
Here's some background info that may help: ...

Here's some background info that may help:
http://confluence.org/confluence.php?visitid=4311

BC Parks should be able to tell you if there is any issue with the road access as far as the gated...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-14-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,264
Posted By dpatton
Disclaimers: I currently own a 2006...

Disclaimers:

I currently own a 2006 Xterra(bought new in 2006), and before that I had 1992 Pathfinder (also bought new), so I can't provide information on other vehicles.
I have very low...
Forum: British Columbia   09-17-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,973
Posted By dpatton
Carrying it in one hand and putting it in the...

Carrying it in one hand and putting it in the seat next to you and holding it during the lift ride works. Another option is to put in on backwards (i.e. pack in front) for the ride up.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By dpatton
The trip reports for the 50N 123W Degree...

The trip reports for the 50N 123W Degree Confluence give some perspective:
http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=50&lon=-123
The visitors in 2009 found a tree to use as a crossing, but I...
Forum: British Columbia   07-10-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,071
Posted By dpatton
The peaks do have official names, although the...

The peaks do have official names, although the notes indicate that some maps may have the names of Gandalf and Shadowfax reversed, due to a mistake in the original naming proposal:
Mount Gandalf...
Forum: British Columbia   07-03-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By dpatton
Looks like you weren't to far from the 50N 123W...

Looks like you weren't to far from the 50N 123W degree confluence (http://confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=50&lon=-123)
Forum: Photography Talk   07-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,073
Posted By dpatton
I'd suggest putting the camera on a tripod, make...

I'd suggest putting the camera on a tripod, make sure the horizontal axis (i.e. R to L) is level, then take a series of photos, overlapping them by about 1/3 each.
Then get a copy of AutoStitch...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-19-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By dpatton
You could take a look at the various software...

You could take a look at the various software that is contained in the OSGeo Live distribution:
http://live.osgeo.org/en/index.html

With respect to Nailz65's mention of iMapBC, steps 1 through 6...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   06-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By dpatton
I would suggest taking a look at some of the...

I would suggest taking a look at some of the threads in the relevant Yahoo group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Garmin_GPSMap_60Cx_60CSx/
You will see that many people consider the 60C(s)x to be...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-29-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,251
Posted By dpatton
As Icanfly indicated, you would need prior...

As Icanfly indicated, you would need prior knowledge of the trail to follow it in winter.

The trail does have flagging, marking, and signage, but once the snow arrives, some of that will not be...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-28-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,251
Posted By dpatton
There are multiple access points for the Kludahk...

There are multiple access points for the Kludahk Trail.
Best bet is to contact the Kludahk Outdoors Club:
http://kludahk.com/kludahkclub/

Hiking the entire trail in the winter is going to be a...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   12-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By dpatton
Just went through the whole presentation,...

Just went through the whole presentation, including the photos and videos.
A sad, sobering tale, but a very good presentation.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By dpatton
Is this what you are referring to? ...

Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5oFzLRGyM
If so, I wouldn't suggest buying from Amazon.ca for $80.99...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   12-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By dpatton
You may get some information from the Degree...

You may get some information from the Degree Confluence visits that have been done in Iceland:
http://www.confluence.org/country.php?id=67
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   11-07-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,004
Posted By dpatton
http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www...

http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/182.html
Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   07-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,439
Posted By dpatton
Ryan's Xterra to the rescue! If you haven't...

Ryan's Xterra to the rescue!

If you haven't already done so, you may want to do the Rear Differential Breather Extension (http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=54) on your Xterra if you...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   07-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,249
Posted By dpatton
Where do you plan to be on Vancouver Island?

Where do you plan to be on Vancouver Island?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,090
Posted By dpatton
I don't have any local knowledge to share, but if...

I don't have any local knowledge to share, but if you want to look at some other activity while in that area, consider a visit to the 51N 124W Degree Confluence:...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By dpatton
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinfor...

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsq/engineering/roadinformation.htm
Contact the Squamish Forestry Office and ask if they have any updated road info for the Elaho since May 17th.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   01-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By dpatton
Good on ya for helping out with the calendar! ...

Good on ya for helping out with the calendar!

Maybe it's the only thing that can be done at this point, if a calendar is to be produced during January, however:

5 days is a pretty short...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   12-29-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,264
Posted By dpatton
If you join this group: ...

If you join this group:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/Garmin_GPSMap_60Cx_60CSx/
you will be able to read through the Message archive, and you will see that while some people like the 62 series,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-22-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,779
Posted By dpatton
The 2012 calendars are not "sold out" - they...

The 2012 calendars are not "sold out" - they haven't even been produced yet.
In fact, the process stalled just after the deadline for Photo Submissions:...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,788
Posted By dpatton
Any update on this? (I was hoping to give myself...

Any update on this? (I was hoping to give myself one for Xmas :-)
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-03-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,447
Posted By dpatton
I have a 2006 Xterra, and the manual states that...

I have a 2006 Xterra, and the manual states that chains must not be used on the front wheels, and that for the rear wheels chains must meet the Class S specification.

Last winter I bought a new...
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