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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-15-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By swebster
The gore-tex is on the inside, so if you want to...

The gore-tex is on the inside, so if you want to protect it, you should probably worry more about your foot or insole wearing a hole in it (or perhaps more likely, from repeated flexing of the boot...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-09-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,555
Posted By swebster
I got an email today from a colleague that said...

I got an email today from a colleague that said the enforcement branch is currently working on this case, for what it's worth.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-01-2014, 01:51 PM
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Views: 7,555
Posted By swebster
Thanks for the update. I've passed along the...

Thanks for the update. I've passed along the info. I'll try to remember to to post back here with any results and might PM you hikerguy if we need/want to coordinate etc.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,555
Posted By swebster
Yes, this was discussed at the FMCBC SWBC...

Yes, this was discussed at the FMCBC SWBC Recreation and Conservation committee meeting last night. We are writing a letter to follow up and seek some more information. We aren't sure at this time...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-24-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By swebster
Horrible rock at the top.

Horrible rock at the top.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,594
Posted By swebster
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-resul...

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC6784&districtCode=RDSQ&type=Site
Forum: British Columbia   09-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By swebster
I'm not sure that's an entirely accurate...

I'm not sure that's an entirely accurate statement. Debris flows have taken out the bridge right next to the hot springs for instance.

My understanding is that the authorities don't want the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,789
Posted By swebster
I don't think this is accurate. At least, not...

I don't think this is accurate. At least, not anymore, could have been in the past. The FMCBC does still have a tool cache, but these days mostly we support our member clubs in their efforts at...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,789
Posted By swebster
I haven't done it myself, but I understand that...

I haven't done it myself, but I understand that it is getting better... still don't think they've fully finalized the new procedure. Here are some links...
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Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   09-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By swebster
The fire is shown on the interactive map. Not...

The fire is shown on the interactive map. Not particularly close to the hut.

http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847
Forum: Conservation Corner   09-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,955
Posted By swebster
Clays can stay suspended for a very long time...

Clays can stay suspended for a very long time (decades at least). Hence the oil sands tailings problem. I am not familiar with the tailings at Mt Polley, but not all solids settle quickly.
Forum: Photography Talk   09-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By swebster
Is the moon really going to move too much in a...

Is the moon really going to move too much in a few seconds for a shot like that? (where the moon is small)
Forum: Conservation Corner   09-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By swebster
I would be happy for any government to help...

I would be happy for any government to help strengthen our parks system with some more funding... Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on the public's radar enough to get much attention. The thing...
Forum: Conservation Corner   09-04-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By swebster
-no interpretive programs -no trail maintenance...

-no interpretive programs
-no trail maintenance (though I guess one could argue that is more wild)
-no rangers so no enforcement or monitoring of anything
-slow master planning process due to lack...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,143
Posted By swebster
I love my gore tex hiking boots. My previous...

I love my gore tex hiking boots. My previous leather boots would leak after a day on the snow no matter how I treated them... with gore tex, the problem is gone like magic! Of course they leak a bit...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By swebster
The link in Dru's second post at the top of the...

The link in Dru's second post at the top of the thread... it's the place to look for road information in this area...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-09-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By swebster
The road info page says it is open...

The road info page says it is open...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By swebster
Well, it's a park... I don't think you can pick...

Well, it's a park... I don't think you can pick mushrooms for instance...

This site
http://arcadianabe.blogspot.ca/2012/03/rules-for-foraging-on-public-land.html
claims that hand-to-mouth...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,046
Posted By swebster
The VOC has a "tenure" (might be the wrong word...

The VOC has a "tenure" (might be the wrong word to use) for a small polygon containing the Brew Hut. It is theoretically possible to apply for a recreation site permit under the Forest and Range...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,476
Posted By swebster
Latest update from the Upper Lilooet IPP is that...

Latest update from the Upper Lilooet IPP is that the road is drivable to km 43 (May 9). Culvert installation at km 27 week of May 12.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-29-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,244
Posted By swebster
For the vast majority of my trips, my Ursack...

For the vast majority of my trips, my Ursack getting totally mauled would only be an inconvenience, not a safety hazard. Same with it being taken away. So that factors into my decision making.
...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-28-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,244
Posted By swebster
I like my Ursack. Though I sort of think the...

I like my Ursack. Though I sort of think the more important component is the Opsak(s) (available separately). No matter what container my food is in, I'd prefer if it wasn't being messed with.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,046
Posted By swebster
The existence of a tenure would be considered if...

The existence of a tenure would be considered if the snowmobilers were to apply for an official trail/route etc. Not that this makes the tenure a good idea.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,529
Posted By swebster
Presumably that will lead to reduced costs?

Presumably that will lead to reduced costs?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   03-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By swebster
Vaguely related poster on suncup formation: ...

Vaguely related poster on suncup formation:

http://people.math.sfu.ca/~kevmitch/kevin_mitchell_snowbird09_snow.pdf
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