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Forum: British Columbia   03-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Mark_BC
Grouse Mountain annual skyride down pass doubled...

Grouse Mountain annual skyride down pass doubled this year. But it now includes free parking!!! Because hardly anyone was there for most of the year.
Forum: British Columbia   03-12-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Day 4 started with a steep descent through the...

Day 4 started with a steep descent through the forest down to the Pitt River. It was a fun hike, as I'd grab onto the blueberries and other bushes to keep me from falling as I made my way down the...
Forum: British Columbia   03-09-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Anyone know how to delete the attached files...

Anyone know how to delete the attached files duplicated below the main post? I want them distributed in the text, not all at the end.
Forum: British Columbia   03-09-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
The first part of this day's trek was a steep...

The first part of this day's trek was a steep descent down some rocks into the valley. They didn't look too bad on Google Earth but you can never tell with those kinds of things. They turned out to...
Forum: British Columbia   03-08-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
I promise.

I promise.
Forum: British Columbia   03-08-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
I'm finally getting to this trip report. I don't...

I'm finally getting to this trip report. I don't know why it took so long to write it up; maybe it took a couple years to decompress.

I had always wanted to explore the riverside old growth...
Forum: British Columbia   02-05-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Combination of hiking and packrafting. That thing...

Combination of hiking and packrafting. That thing can go anywhere but is no match for a sweeper. They were really dangerous.
Forum: British Columbia   12-22-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Yes, crossed into Pitt via the pass behind...

Yes, crossed into Pitt via the pass behind Rampart Ponds.

So, I'm finally decompressed enough to write up a trip report! Soon to come! This was a great trip, too bad I wasn't quite prepared enough...
Forum: British Columbia   12-22-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,194
Posted By Mark_BC
Exactly. Bolt cutters and any other power tool...

Exactly. Bolt cutters and any other power tool needed.
Forum: British Columbia   08-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Well I "made it through", sort of. I also made it...

Well I "made it through", sort of. I also made it on the news last night after I called for a helicopter pickup. Wasn't expecting all the fanfare.

I got over into the Pitt River and was making...
Forum: British Columbia   08-02-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mark_BC
Upper Pitt River by Packraft

Tomorrow I'm finally setting off on my trip down the Pitt River from the Mamquam area of Garibaldi Park to Pitt Lake. I plan to go down the Fraser River and pull out at New Westminster and take the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-30-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mark_BC
I guess I should copy and save my TR's form here...

I guess I should copy and save my TR's form here onto my computer in case the site goes down.

I won't touch FB, that place is more evil than people believe.
Forum: British Columbia   06-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By Mark_BC
I went there many years ago when the whole debate...

I went there many years ago when the whole debate about the Carmanah / Walbran was raging as they were about to be hacked up. I went into the Anderson Creek drainage and hiked past the lake. Really...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-12-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 205,908
Posted By Mark_BC
When would the snow disappear from the Rampart...

When would the snow disappear from the Rampart Ponds area of Garibaldi Park (or Elfin Lakes)? I'm planning a trip up there soon but I don't want to wait too long in case the dry weather shuts down...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-15-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Mark_BC
I stayed there in 2010 or so when I kayaked up...

I stayed there in 2010 or so when I kayaked up the coast. Decent enough with tent sites.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-12-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mark_BC
They went all the way from garibaldi mamquam...

They went all the way from garibaldi mamquam area? I'm looking at it on Google earth and it doesn't look that difficult. I'm super excited about it, just have a pinched nerve in my pelvis I'm dealing...
Forum: British Columbia   04-30-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Mark_BC
Cool, I'll have to check that out. Are you aware...

Cool, I'll have to check that out. Are you aware of the sitka spruce groves in the valley bottom? There is a nice one just off the valley bottom trail, just north from the junction with the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-21-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mark_BC
Thanks, yes those winds can be brutal. I could...

Thanks, yes those winds can be brutal. I could organize a water taxi to pick me up.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-20-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mark_BC
Upper Pitt River by Packraft

Thinking of doing something a little closer to home this year and I'm looking at the idea of packrafting down the Pitt via the valley just past Mamquam Lake. Anyone heard of doing this before? It...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,973
Posted By Mark_BC
I went to Meager last year for the May long...

I went to Meager last year for the May long weekend (see post above), packrafting across the Lillooet River and Meager Creek several times. This was pretty sketchy and a lot of work and I'm not keen...
Forum: Conservation Corner   12-15-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mark_BC
There is a sign in the parking lot that MetroVan...

There is a sign in the parking lot that MetroVan will be doing work on the debris chutes and needs to cut trees for that, I wonder if it is for that. I believe this is MV land.
Forum: British Columbia   10-26-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Mark_BC
Great photos. I was going to say coyote, but if...

Great photos. I was going to say coyote, but if it was larger, that is probably a wolf.
Forum: British Columbia   09-07-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By Mark_BC
Yeah up at Teepee Mtn. last weekend, in the...

Yeah up at Teepee Mtn. last weekend, in the morning a bunch of big rocks let loose on the talus slope. I just watched it gain momentum and was glad I wasn't in their path.
Forum: British Columbia   09-07-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By Mark_BC
That's what I did! ...

That's what I did!
https://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/81522-bridge-valley-over-lord-river-taseko-lake.html

You could shave 2 days off that by taking the bypass instead of south...
Forum: Other regions   08-31-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mark_BC
I was actually heading down to California on...

I was actually heading down to California on Sunday so decided to stay a day for the eclipse. I slept in the Walmart parking lot in Corvallis since everywhere else was full... It was an amazing...
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