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Forum: British Columbia   05-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By weedWhacker
Stepenhui: The trail marker is one of mine, but I...

Stepenhui: The trail marker is one of mine, but I didn't write the text on it. I don't know anything about the name change.

The writing looks like felt pen so it wont last long. Sunlight will...
Forum: British Columbia   05-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By weedWhacker
Cathy, The parking lot is 3.2 km past Lions...

Cathy,

The parking lot is 3.2 km past Lions Bay. The M creek bridge is about 1 km beyond the parking lot. Some people use it as a turn-around to get across the highway, then drive 1 km back.
...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-27-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By weedWhacker
Stung once yesterday while clearing thick wet...

Stung once yesterday while clearing thick wet brush at about 1040 m, west side of Hat Mtn. The bad craziness has not begun yet (on Hat), but will start soon.
Forum: British Columbia   07-25-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,371
Posted By weedWhacker
It might have been this sign at the top of the TP...

It might have been this sign at the top of the TP trail:

https://www.clubtread.com/forumPix/416000/416408.jpg

From the TP/Hat junction, hike about 1 km back toward Lions Bay. Do not cross...
Forum: British Columbia   07-24-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,371
Posted By weedWhacker
I was wondering who was on the old trail. I saw...

I was wondering who was on the old trail. I saw your tracks yesterday while trying to force a new route to the cabin (which must not be named). You are far from the first person to miss the West...
Forum: British Columbia   07-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By weedWhacker
I have done it. There are lots of cliffs in...

I have done it.

There are lots of cliffs in the area but the route marked in red avoids them. The NE gully is about 45 degrees, mostly covered in heather, and runs nearly to the peak. It is not...
Forum: British Columbia   07-24-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By weedWhacker
John (and Katie), I don't think that route...

John (and Katie),

I don't think that route will go except in winter. There are cliffs along the north and west sides of the summit block. I would try the NE gully instead:
...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   07-08-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Posted By weedWhacker
We did the route in 2002 ...

We did the route in 2002
https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34713

The best part of the trip by far, is the alpine. The trails up and down are to be endured. I suggest taking as...
Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   06-29-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,466
Posted By weedWhacker
Tunnel Point trail?

Tunnel Point trail?
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   06-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,909
Posted By weedWhacker
I bought mine from Beyond the Grape on Kingsway....

I bought mine from Beyond the Grape on Kingsway. I think I paid $1 each, but they might even have been free (I was a regular customer). They were used - they originally held the grape juice that is...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-03-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By weedWhacker
You might be able to custom design something for...

You might be able to custom design something for BC Highways or BC Parks. But, you aren't going to get rich selling to trail-builders. They are mostly unemployed and broke. But to answer your...
Forum: British Columbia   05-26-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,213
Posted By weedWhacker
John (and Katie), The trail you started up...

John (and Katie),

The trail you started up at 1022 m is the old Hat trail. It is at least 30 years old and possibly much older. It has been re-routed because it was so god-awful. The old Hat trail...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-06-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By weedWhacker
Found - smartphone, Hat trail

A smartphone and case were found yesterday near the Hat Hilton, above Lions Bay. I turned them in at the Rogers kiosk in Brentwood Mall. The sales geek promised to extract the owner info from the SIM...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By weedWhacker
Yes. I am hoping to have it habitable by this...

Yes. I am hoping to have it habitable by this winter but there is still a lot to do.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-03-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By weedWhacker
I have never done it. I spent the summer working...

I have never done it. I spent the summer working on the Hat Hilton.

Dac-van did the route a few years ago. Apparently it is sub-alpine and quite pleasant. Note that Dac-van is an extreme marathon...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By weedWhacker
touchy ...

touchy ...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   07-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By weedWhacker
Like everything TSA does, it makes no sense. An...

Like everything TSA does, it makes no sense. An empty fuel bottle containing vapours might explode with all the fury of a small party balloon, so it is banned.

However, passengers are allowed to...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By weedWhacker
Liemrod: We might be saying the same thing in...

Liemrod: We might be saying the same thing in different ways.

Here is a good explanation:
http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_Mixtures.htm


Eryne: I use my MSR PocketRocket well below 0...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-20-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By weedWhacker
Eryne: no idea. Liemrod: Inverted stoves...

Eryne: no idea.

Liemrod: Inverted stoves like the Windpro II vapourize the fuel at the burner where it does not cool the remaining fuel.
Vertical stoves like the MSR PocketRocket vapourize the...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   07-20-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By weedWhacker
A good way to protect fragile stuff used to be to...

A good way to protect fragile stuff used to be to place a thermarest around it, then inflate it for padding. But it doesn't work anymore.

Border pigs will deflate the thermarest when they open...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   07-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,255
Posted By weedWhacker
ditto.

ditto.
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   07-19-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,255
Posted By weedWhacker
I use heavy boots for snowshowing because when...

I use heavy boots for snowshowing because when the conditions get icy, I can take off the snowshoes and boot steps. Trail shoes would not give you that option.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By weedWhacker
... thank you for demonstrating the validity of...

... thank you for demonstrating the validity of the quote, even after all these years.

Your ratio of (comments / trip reports) is currently 73/0.

I am not an americain, but I do admire...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-17-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By weedWhacker
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man...

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By weedWhacker
That is unfortunate. I enjoyed his trip reports...

That is unfortunate. I enjoyed his trip reports and updates on trail conditions. However, if I were greeted by the same barrage of personal attacks I would have left much earlier.

Well grandma(s),...
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