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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-25-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By beagle
other optioin

I live on Indian Arm and if you are spending two nights at Granite Falls, put on your wet shoes and hike (bolder hop) up Granite Falls, you will find more falls, and lots pools.

About an hour (a...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,555
Posted By beagle
I am asking this question to be better prepared....

I am asking this question to be better prepared. (This is for NO Cell Phone Coverage area)

If I get in trouble, and SAR is called, they will learn that I have radio from my gear list.

If the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,555
Posted By beagle
which radio/frequency does SAR use

We never intend to call SAR - but if/when it happens, which radio would be the best to have, making it easier to communicate with them AND what channel would they be on if the need arises?
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Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   03-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,743
Posted By beagle
My suggestion -- lets meet at Boundry Bay Dyke...

My suggestion -- lets meet at Boundry Bay Dyke Trail at the end of 72nd Street. There is a MASCOT marker located there, and everyone can put their GPS unit around the marker, and wait
..bring your...
Forum: Book Reviews   11-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,438
Posted By beagle
I also grabbed this book. It is a good resource...

I also grabbed this book. It is a good resource to add to my collection.

Yes - the maps printed in the book are fuzzy, but still worth getting.

It is nice to have all the info about the area...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-24-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,520
Posted By beagle
I second Ralfs, you can by a phone card (sim...

I second Ralfs, you can by a phone card (sim card) and keep it until the next time you need to rent.

when I was looking - everyone basically has the same price and plan, but Ralfs was better...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   06-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,898
Posted By beagle
this is an amazing place too... No website -...

this is an amazing place too...
No website - but amazing meat

Altmaelker German Sausage House & Deli
11150 84 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 2L7
778-593-1748
Forum: Hiking With Kids   06-06-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,500
Posted By beagle
At that age, it doesn't really matter where they...

At that age, it doesn't really matter where they sleep. Most times my daughter fell asleep in my arms or in the Baby Bjorn then I put her in the baby size sleeping bag that came with the Kid Co...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-20-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By beagle
We walked towards Hector Ferguson Lake (Golden...

We walked towards Hector Ferguson Lake (Golden Ears) on Sunday with our 3 yr old, she did 10 of the 12km return we walked. We started late and got as far as the last horse crossing (49.37811,...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   12-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By beagle
I just used one of those blue storage tubs when i...

I just used one of those blue storage tubs when i am playing locally and when I am back country, stamp the snow down and then cut it.
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   10-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,434
Posted By beagle
I use iTopo - its great. Its just a copy of the...

I use iTopo - its great. Its just a copy of the topo maps, nothing more. You download each one as required before you head out. Has been very accurate. Downside is the maps are not current....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By beagle
Found - laminated myTopo map

While heading up to Lindsey Lake, I found this map in of the little lakes. Still in great shape, no water damage.

If it is yours, let me know the name on it.

...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By beagle
You don't need gear - you just need to know that...

You don't need gear - you just need to know that you will have to climb up, over and around

You can go down to the parking lot from the ridge any time, just follow the meadow down (where the bears...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-06-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By beagle
FYI: when you are on the ridge (west of the...

FYI: when you are on the ridge (west of the peak), it is a bit of a scramble at some points to get up over or around the rocks. Not hard, but its not just walking the ridge.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-01-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,001
Posted By beagle
where can we acquire these tags. Does BC parks...

where can we acquire these tags. Does BC parks provide them?

I have been on some trails, where tags need to be replaced.
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-18-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,173
Posted By beagle
@smac -- yes, similar to your idea I agree...

@smac -- yes, similar to your idea

I agree -- there would be some zones/areas that you would not be able to do this from. If you added another point of reference, that would cover that issue....
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,173
Posted By beagle
Actually it would work - the method of putting...

Actually it would work - the method of putting tick marks on the map edge, though it would require two sets for each mountain. Effectively putting two compass circles around each mountain allowing...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-17-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,173
Posted By beagle
Bearing to what? and distance to what? Could you...

Bearing to what? and distance to what? Could you explain with a little more detail.

If I am trying to triangulate, I only know the bearing to the mountains, I would not know any distance. Once I...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-17-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,173
Posted By beagle
Compass: can you triangulate based on this

Google is good, but not good enough. Maybe someone here can help resolved this.


I am trying to figure out if it is possible to determine my location when I take a bearing of two mountain tops...
Forum: British Columbia   09-25-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By beagle
I was up the same day, and it was great though...

I was up the same day, and it was great though very windy.

Instead of coming back down the same way, we went down the ridge. It was good, followed the ridge all the way over to the west where it...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-20-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,414
Posted By beagle
You will not have any problem with a Forester on...

You will not have any problem with a Forester on Cheam - it has very little to do with the approach angle or exit angle - but how you drive over the water bar.

Most people drive straight up and in...
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