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Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   03-30-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By dlofting
Human waste breaks down very slowly in the desert...

Human waste breaks down very slowly in the desert environment, unlike in our west coast rain forest. The smell of human urine can also be a problem. That's why we were told to urinate in the river...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-19-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,307
Posted By dlofting
Sounds like you found a good one.

Sounds like you found a good one.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,307
Posted By dlofting
It might have been a bit late to register, but...

It might have been a bit late to register, but did you get into the course ?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-03-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By dlofting
Maybe someone was hogging all the blankets;)

Maybe someone was hogging all the blankets;)
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-16-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By dlofting
I'm not sure that's a route I would recommend for...

I'm not sure that's a route I would recommend for 3 guys that don't live in the area, and are possibly not familiar with it, unless you have a good idea of their background, experience and skill...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-14-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By dlofting
Minimum gear would be crampons and an ice axe. ...

Minimum gear would be crampons and an ice axe. I'd also take a rope, some ice screws and snow pickets.....I usually hike alone but would want a buddy for this one in the winter. Also be prepared to...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-22-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By dlofting
Any of the trails on Fromme, Grouse or in Lynn...

Any of the trails on Fromme, Grouse or in Lynn Headwaters are "baby friendly". We did almost make our daughter hypothermic some 25 years ago when we got caught in a downpour in Lynn Headwaters. She...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   09-10-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,719
Posted By dlofting
Until you need both hands to make it up the trail.

Until you need both hands to make it up the trail.
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   08-03-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By dlofting
Lost in the Back Country

I've been hiking, fishing, hunting and exploring in BC's back country for over 50 years. I've made some mistakes and done some stupid things but have always managed to get back to civilization.
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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-26-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By dlofting
Have you checked out the avalanche conditions ? ...

Have you checked out the avalanche conditions ? Judging by the recent warming trend, they could be significant. You might want to take crampons and an ice axe. I've only been on the route once,...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   05-12-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By dlofting
I did the advanced wilderness first aid course...

I did the advanced wilderness first aid course with Canada West a few years ago and then took the WFR Bridge course a couple of years later. I recertified when that expired and will do so again in a...
Forum: The Lodge   05-01-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By dlofting
All you need to remember is chest compressions. ...

All you need to remember is chest compressions. Rescue breaths are not part of the course, as it is taught to the general public, anymore. If there is an AED nearby all you have to do is turn it on...
Forum: British Columbia   04-19-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,054
Posted By dlofting
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: British Columbia   04-18-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,054
Posted By dlofting
I've never been up Mt Harvey. Is the lee slope...

I've never been up Mt Harvey. Is the lee slope as shown in guntis' diagram, which looks to be about 45 degrees, or is it closer to vertical ?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-14-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,816
Posted By dlofting
Canoeheadted is right on with this. chimney...

Canoeheadted is right on with this. chimney packer, you're actually doing a disservice to people on this site, who aren't familiar with bears. Can you please stop posting things that just aren't...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   02-09-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,481
Posted By dlofting
I took the Canada West course several years ago...

I took the Canada West course several years ago with my two sons. It was a good introduction to technical climbing and glacier travel, both of which are important skills if you want to do...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-28-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By dlofting
Haven't been there but judging by Lynn Headwaters...

Haven't been there but judging by Lynn Headwaters trails I would say not.
Forum: British Columbia   01-15-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,780
Posted By dlofting
Haven't been up the BCMC but have been hiking...

Haven't been up the BCMC but have been hiking lower areas on the North Shore. You are guaranteed to hit snow and probably ice. You might want to take some warm clothes with you just in case you...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   01-13-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,402
Posted By dlofting
So what do people think ? Should Parks Canada...

So what do people think ? Should Parks Canada close Johnson Lake, except when it's frozen over, and let the disease run its course, or should they attempt to eliminate it using one of the options in...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-09-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
Posted By dlofting
I'm like Solo75. I have my own pace and my own...

I'm like Solo75. I have my own pace and my own way of doing things. I'm well prepared and trained. I always have enough gear and supplies to spend at least one night in the bush, considering the...
Forum: Conservation Corner   12-27-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By dlofting
Interesting reading and listening....thanks for...

Interesting reading and listening....thanks for posting. There are still a lot of questions to be answered and more, specific research will help. It's possible, for example, that some species like...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-10-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By dlofting
Yes, walk or bike (once the snow goes). It's...

Yes, walk or bike (once the snow goes). It's quite a pleasant walk without the cars.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-03-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By dlofting
I'm pretty sure it's the slide area they're...

I'm pretty sure it's the slide area they're concerned with. The road has been moving/sinking slowly over the past few years, but it's probable that the rainfall of the past couple of months has...
Forum: The Lodge   11-16-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,156
Posted By dlofting
MEC is a co-op, as opposed to a not-for-profit. ...

MEC is a co-op, as opposed to a not-for-profit. A co-op shares profits with its members, a not-for-profit must balance revenues and expenditures in a given fiscal year, with a small carry over...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-10-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,330
Posted By dlofting
Agree that it's not likely we can reach the same...

Agree that it's not likely we can reach the same level as US National Parks, but we can get somewhere, if we're willing to try.....otherwise we get nothing.

We started this thread talking about...
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