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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 210,820
Posted By Dac-van
does anyone know whether the Fraser Valley peaks...

does anyone know whether the Fraser Valley peaks (especially Webb and MacDonald in Chilliwack Lake Prov Park) have snow up top?
Forum: British Columbia   08-04-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,299
Posted By Dac-van
thanks for the double shout-out, Russell! What a...

thanks for the double shout-out, Russell! What a glorious adventure and day you had.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-14-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dac-van
A great hike, and the historic signs are very...

A great hike, and the historic signs are very well done.

The Hope end is much more scenic than the Tulameen end.

Pack light: there are some impressive climbs.

The new Stephen Hui 105 Hikes...
Forum: Book Reviews   07-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,399
Posted By Dac-van
new book: The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver's North Shore: a Peak Bagger's Guide

ClubTread members may wish to know that a new book The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver's North Shore: a Peak Bagger's Guide (a hiking and historical guide to the North Shore Mountains from Furry...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-05-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Dac-van
just back from Cape Scott. A few muddy patches,...

just back from Cape Scott. A few muddy patches, with 5-10 potentially boot-sucking bad puddles but never unable to bypass with ease. Boots were fine going and coming. Some recent trail work on...
Forum: British Columbia   06-30-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Dac-van
trail looks like it is in pretty good shape. How...

trail looks like it is in pretty good shape. How was the mud?
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Dac-van
Cape Scott Trail conditions

heading there this weekend.
Is the trail a mudbath or not so bad?
Any intel gratefully received!
Forum: British Columbia   06-09-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,949
Posted By Dac-van
Paton Viewpoint / Peak description from the book:...

Paton Viewpoint / Peak description from the book:

Route
• Start at the Seymour Valley Trailway parking lot. Bike, skateboard, run, or hike just over
9 km along the trailway, over the Stoney...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-11-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By Dac-van
Bagger Challenge 2018

CT Members are cordially invited to participate in the 2018 challenge, with 10 new bumps and peaks.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/baggerchallenge/
Forum: British Columbia   03-01-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,127
Posted By Dac-van
I tracked down the map: this October 1979...

I tracked down the map: this October 1979 Ministry of the Environment recreational map showing existing trails and facilities shows the connector from the Deeks-Windsor Meadows to Phyllis-Marion...
Forum: British Columbia   11-17-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,127
Posted By Dac-van
Ian: yup! that's the book. I hadn't actually seen...

Ian: yup! that's the book. I hadn't actually seen that the publisher has put it up on amazon: thanks for the heads up and for making my day!
Forum: British Columbia   11-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,127
Posted By Dac-van
this would be such a fun project: a bushwhack...

this would be such a fun project: a bushwhack exploration of the route on my map (from Deeks to Capilano) and then from Capilano north as shown here...
Forum: British Columbia   11-16-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,127
Posted By Dac-van
Here is a BC Ministry map from around 1970 that I...

Here is a BC Ministry map from around 1970 that I found in the Vancouver Public Library while researching the North Shore Mountains book, showing a trail from the col between Deeks and Windsor...
Forum: British Columbia   09-12-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,890
Posted By Dac-van
The HBC Brigade Race volunteers added fresh "HBC...

The HBC Brigade Race volunteers added fresh "HBC Trail" flagging tape and did extensive brush-clearing throughout: the trail is the easiest to follow now as it ever has been, and the autumn colours...
Forum: British Columbia   09-07-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dac-van
Theta Peak

East of Seymour: THETA PEAK beta & Report:

Visited the second bump to the east of the Seymour Peaks, which bivouac.com calls "Theta Peak" after Theta Lake, below (Gopher Lake to the north)....
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-10-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 791
Posted By Dac-van
West Coast Trail: July 2017

off to the WCT next week with the whole family.

Grateful for any recent advice on:

1. how sloppy the trails are;
2. any hazards or interesting new things to look out for; and
3. whether...
Forum: British Columbia   03-02-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,252
Posted By Dac-van
Here's my earlier writeup:...

Here's my earlier writeup: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/40283-boulder-creek-devil-s-thumb-seymour-west.html#post471882

and some info on other Seymour bumps from the book:
...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-28-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
  ChuckLW
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dac-van
In today's Sun...

In today's Sun (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=charles-garner-harrison-chuck&pid=183755296#sthash.csa2CQzV.dpuf):

HARRISON, Charles Garner (Chuck)
June 13, 1959 –...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-25-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
  ChuckLW
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dac-van
ChuckLW

Sad and sudden news: ChuckLW (Chuck Harrison) died yesterday morning.

He had only recently been diagnosed with a late-stage cancer.

As an advanced member, he contributed greatly to this forum,...
Forum: British Columbia   01-04-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,521
Posted By Dac-van
photo from trip

photo from trip. Having trouble loading more.
Forum: British Columbia   01-04-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,521
Posted By Dac-van
agree with zeljkok. The northwestern subpeak of...

agree with zeljkok. The northwestern subpeak of Gotha might be a pleasant add-on, but main Gotha and Coburg would be very dicey in the winter (even more than they are in the summer).
Forum: British Columbia   01-03-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,521
Posted By Dac-van
Deeks Lake and Peak snowshoe.

well-tread trail up HSCT to Deeks Lake, from Deeks Lake to Deeks Peak, and down from Deeks Peak to Lost Lake and back to HSCT Trailhead above Porteau Cove.
Only dicey spots are final ascent up...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-25-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dac-van
There is another drainage north of Wickenden...

There is another drainage north of Wickenden going up to Forks that also looks very promising.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-24-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dac-van
the views from Forks are pretty skookum. The...

the views from Forks are pretty skookum. The route from Forks col to Goat Ridge is steep with some cliff risks, but we did it on a different trip, down, and are still alive.
See Simon's post:...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-24-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dac-van
From Bagger Challenge: Michael and I did a...

From Bagger Challenge:

Michael and I did a very enjoyable Forks loop yesterday.
Following are some general notes for our trip, and for Forks in particular after visiting it twice this summer over...
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