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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-30-2020, 10:02 PM
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Views: 963
Posted By TheMagBumper
Currently using local alternative "Stairwell F"...

Currently using local alternative "Stairwell F" :|
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-10-2020, 09:14 PM
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Posted By TheMagBumper
Anyone got an update on the Grouse Grind/BCMC?...

Anyone got an update on the Grouse Grind/BCMC? Thanks
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-09-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By TheMagBumper
I'm probably going to start with the Grind for...

I'm probably going to start with the Grind for now so don't mind if it's not snow the whole way. How's it looking right now? Where does the snow start and will spikes suffice or have you been taking...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-04-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks! EDIT: Just had a look at Google...

Thanks!

EDIT: Just had a look at Google Earth. It seems the top of the Eagle Express is only a little lower than Black Mountain but more direct up and should be much faster to get down again for...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-04-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks for the suggestion. I saw his post and he...

Thanks for the suggestion. I saw his post and he mentions no snow until 750m and light until 1200m. I'm really looking for somewhere I can go for a couple of hours after work and more or less step...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-03-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By TheMagBumper
Steep snow for spring training in North Vancouver ?

Looking for a location for spring (April and May) muscular endurance training that meets the following requirements:

1. Snow
2. Steep, the steeper the better
3. As close as possible to the Lions...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-26-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 220,665
Posted By TheMagBumper
Anyone been up Mt. Frosty recently?

Anyone been up Mt. Frosty recently?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-29-2019, 10:06 PM
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Views: 220,665
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks Martin. So it's completely snow free for a...

Thanks Martin. So it's completely snow free for a while already?!

I was planning to get the first gondola down but if I'm going to be annoying people being on the trail at all then I can just...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-28-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 220,665
Posted By TheMagBumper
How's the Grouse Grind looking these days?

How's the Grouse Grind looking these days?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-14-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks for the reply. I was actually considering...

Thanks for the reply. I was actually considering Needle Peak - how does that typically look in the early summer? I came a cross a youtube video of a January ascent where they were using a rope. I...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-09-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By TheMagBumper
Easy snow climbs for spring and early summer?

Hi all.

Looking ahead to spring and early summer, I'd like to line up some objectives that will give me a chance to get reacquainted with my axe and crampons.

Can anyone suggest good hikes or...
Forum: British Columbia   12-28-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By TheMagBumper
Did you need the snowshoes or was the trail...

Did you need the snowshoes or was the trail fairly packed down?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-10-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 220,665
Posted By TheMagBumper
Anyone know what kind of shape the Cheakamus Lake...

Anyone know what kind of shape the Cheakamus Lake road is in right now? Really put my poor old car through the ringer on the Chance/Roe FSRs on Monday and don't want to go through that again!
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-24-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,217
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks for the info guys. I actually started...

Thanks for the info guys.

I actually started wondering about this after getting my ski boots stretched at the weekend. I emailed the shop and they said they'd be willing to have a go at stretching...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-21-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,217
Posted By TheMagBumper
Punching out the toe box of a hiking boot?

Anyone know if it's possible to punch out the toe box of a pair of hiking boots? Specifically these: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5040-181/Kailash-GTX-Day-Hiking-Boots (didn't buy them in MEC).
...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   02-16-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,548
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thrasher is a beautiful spot. I was there in May,...

Thrasher is a beautiful spot. I was there in May, could imagine it being busy in peak season.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-10-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,548
Posted By TheMagBumper
I did almost exactly that but in reverse...

I did almost exactly that but in reverse (Michigan instead of Darling River). Really liked all of the camp sites except Camper which was pretty meh. I would push on to Cullite in the future. Walbran...
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By TheMagBumper
Nice TR. A group of us were actually up there...

Nice TR. A group of us were actually up there that weekend but took a really stupid wrong turn off the end of Gentian Ridge which scuppered our plans. Live and learn... I'm 100% going back next...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-08-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks for all the input. I think the insects...

Thanks for all the input. I think the insects would genuinely drive me insane so think I'll stick with the tent for now. It's so god damn heavy though; need to put an ultra light one on the list...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-07-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By TheMagBumper
Camping without a tent

I've seen a few reports/blog posts etc. recently where people seem to just throw down some sort of mat/sleeping bag/tarp combo. I have a heavy tent that I wouldn't mind ditching in favour of a tarp...
Forum: British Columbia   09-07-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By TheMagBumper
Excellent thank you! Hopefully I can make it back...

Excellent thank you! Hopefully I can make it back before the snow flies. Looks like a really long slog from Helm and back. Have to say I really did not enjoy ascending or descending Gentian Ridge (at...
Forum: British Columbia   09-07-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By TheMagBumper
Are you referring to the the last photo? Any...

Are you referring to the the last photo? Any chance you could do a rough MS Paint scrawl showing the correct route? I missed out on a chance at Castle Towers last weekend due to a really stupid route...
Forum: British Columbia   09-05-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By TheMagBumper
Nice report Ryl. Any snaps of the exposure in the...

Nice report Ryl. Any snaps of the exposure in the notch?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-04-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By TheMagBumper
No we spotted two others down there from the...

No we spotted two others down there from the ridge on the way out, must have been them. Pretty sure we saw a wolverine on the glacier less than 50m from them!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-04-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By TheMagBumper
Thanks. The map shows up when I view the post not...

Thanks. The map shows up when I view the post not sure what's going on there?

Anyway, I spotted the lake from Gentian ridge. It's fairly large now but appears to have snow all around its edges so...
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