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Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   06-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,050
Posted By Big Ian
Now it's a video overlay in the bottom RH corner...

Now it's a video overlay in the bottom RH corner advertising assault weapons. You've got to be kidding me.
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-02-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,050
Posted By Big Ian
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Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   11-17-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,044
Posted By Big Ian
Closure of “Eastside Main” Cheakamus Lake Forest Service Road to all public

Cheakamus Community Forest Advisory



Closure of “Eastside Main” Cheakamus Lake Forest Service Road to all public



November 15, 2018: Whistler, B.C. – The Cheakamus Lake Forest Service...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,372
Posted By Big Ian
JMHO, but I would say big attraction to...

JMHO, but I would say big attraction to summitting BT is the achievement, the views aren't "better" than the others. There's some argument that the views are better from the other vantages with the...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   06-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By Big Ian
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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-14-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,409
Posted By Big Ian
Up and over from the 99 coming from the canyon...

Up and over from the 99 coming from the canyon pullout (49.891971, -123.161027) isn't all that long IIRC, but parking isn't great and the old roadbed was terribly washed 10 years ago when I did it....
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By Big Ian
Respectfully, I would again argue context. ...

Respectfully, I would again argue context.

Tape for the purpose of marking a clearly well-trodden trail in summer is gratuitous I agree, but firstly, not all tape is there to mark the run of the...
Forum: British Columbia   06-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,230
Posted By Big Ian
Great TR for an area not often (so...

Great TR for an area not often (so comprehensively) documented here. Thanks!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Big Ian
Not a specific answer, but last week I ran into...

Not a specific answer, but last week I ran into (some) snow still at the Cheakamus river elevation, Helm Creek trail junction, and WB's webcams show fresh snow overnight last night. I would bet on a...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-03-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By Big Ian
To take the other side of the issue for a...

To take the other side of the issue for a moment...

Flag tape exist for many reasons, only some of them are gratuitous. Among other legitimate users, property owners, surveyors, resource managers...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   06-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,354
Posted By Big Ian
I would assume the OP was generalizing based on...

I would assume the OP was generalizing based on previous comments, but yes, in North America under ideal conditions and with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) enabled, the most precise...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-25-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Big Ian
I was at the truss bridge across the Cheakamus...

I was at the truss bridge across the Cheakamus yesterday, there were patches of snow immediately across the bridge. Not enough to stop anyone, and I didn't venture any further, but I would imagine...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-24-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Big Ian
Cheakamus Lake Rd is fully open (potholes), big...

Cheakamus Lake Rd is fully open (potholes), big tree across the trail just before the Helm Creek t/o....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-24-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 216,752
Posted By Big Ian
Cheakamus Lake Rd is fully open (potholes), big...

Cheakamus Lake Rd is fully open (potholes), big tree across the trail just before the Helm Creek t/o....
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   05-24-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Big Ian
Disregard, trail in Whistler is "Skywalk". My...

Disregard, trail in Whistler is "Skywalk". My bad.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-19-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 216,752
Posted By Big Ian
Parking at the hwy will only add 1 to 1.5 km flat...

Parking at the hwy will only add 1 to 1.5 km flat walking to your day (each way), IIRC...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   05-17-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Big Ian
Please don't ever stop posting these, I live...

Please don't ever stop posting these, I live vicariously through your TRs..... :)
Forum: British Columbia   05-11-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By Big Ian
Nice pics, welcome back!

Nice pics, welcome back!
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-06-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,904
Posted By Big Ian
At what point did you assume that I was...

At what point did you assume that I was purchasing low-quality gear? The point was that many decent pieces of equipment could be obtained for non-inflated prices by doing your homework (ie: knowing...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,904
Posted By Big Ian
Sorry to hear that, I've got many many miles on...

Sorry to hear that, I've got many many miles on my basic kit, with pieces sourced from these outlets and often self-made. Obviously one has to do their homework when purchasing any particular item...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-29-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,904
Posted By Big Ian
Unfortunately, if it weren't for those gates a...

Unfortunately, if it weren't for those gates a lot more nice spots would be disgustingly fouled. Good places get ruined because people are lazy, if a gate makes a destination too much trouble for...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Big Ian
Still snowed in.

Still snowed in.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-27-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Big Ian
Snowline is still below 1000m, depending on...

Snowline is still below 1000m, depending on aspect.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By Big Ian
Glad to hear you made good on both trips despite...

Glad to hear you made good on both trips despite missing our input.

There is definitely a time and place/snow conditions where snowshoes outperform skis, like off trail in the forest in the spring...
Forum: British Columbia   04-06-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,478
Posted By Big Ian
Pretty sure a digging bear isn't picking up...

Pretty sure a digging bear isn't picking up shovelfuls of snow and tossing them up above the entrance ;-).

Also, although I can't speak from personal experience, I'm led to believe bear dens...
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