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Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   10-10-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By jefffski
Hiking trail apps

With the recent local spate of lost hikers who used a hiking trail map, I had to question the sanity of these people who only consulted/relied on a hiking app for trail route info. Seems absurd. But...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   08-29-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,916
Posted By jefffski
I may have missed it, but did you check with...

I may have missed it, but did you check with Marine Traffic Services (MTS) about ship movements before you crossed Johnstone Strait, Blackney Passage or Blackfish Sound? This is important, as cruise...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-24-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By jefffski
there are portage carts. Get there early and...

there are portage carts. Get there early and during the week and you should find one. If not, walk down the trail to the put in and grab one from there. It's about a 40 min walk with the canoe. the...
Forum: British Columbia   01-10-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By jefffski
wow

wow
Forum: The Lodge   09-05-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By jefffski
were you paddling or hiking?

were you paddling or hiking?
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-02-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,237
Posted By jefffski
Paddling the Broughton Archipelago

In August 2016, two of us spent nine days paddling our Clipper Tripper Kevlar canoe from Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, BC through the Broughton Archipelago.

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Here's a link to a...
Forum: Other regions   06-15-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By jefffski
In July 2001, I tried to summit Mt Shasta in 24...

In July 2001, I tried to summit Mt Shasta in 24 hours from Vancouver, solo. I left N Van at noon and got to the parking lot at 3:30 a.m. I started hiking immediately. I tried to nap at the camp (10k...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   05-24-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By jefffski
This tragedy likely resulted from inexperience (a...

This tragedy likely resulted from inexperience (a six year old on a river), lack of key skills (at least one person from this group had dumped before) and cold water (3-4 deg C).

'Absolutely...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   05-20-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By jefffski
Here a some basic safety tips. Youtube offers...

Here a some basic safety tips. Youtube offers many more tips on safely getting into and out of a canoe, learning different strokes, improving stroke efficiency, packing and trimming a canoe, and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-01-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By jefffski
if 100 people volunteered to watch cars for one...

if 100 people volunteered to watch cars for one night per year, we could prevent these thefts.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-09-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,929
Posted By jefffski
Get a -20 bag. The difference between say a -12C...

Get a -20 bag. The difference between say a -12C and a -20C is that you will wake up cold in the middle of the night in the less warm bag and sleep until dawn cozily in the warmer one. Some people...
Forum: British Columbia   11-17-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,650
Posted By jefffski
is this road still 2wd? thanks, jeff

is this road still 2wd?

thanks,

jeff
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   10-26-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,534
Posted By jefffski
nice trip. Could you have paddled from Anderson...

nice trip. Could you have paddled from Anderson to Seton?
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-08-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By jefffski
I strongly recommend learning about canoe safety...

I strongly recommend learning about canoe safety and paddling technique before you go if you have limited experience. Check out http://www.bccanoe.com/ for some good info.
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   07-06-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By jefffski
We got caught with our paddles down in the same...

We got caught with our paddles down in the same location a few years ago. Our cops were really nice to us.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-06-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,464
Posted By jefffski
Have you been up Indian Arm? i know it's not a...

Have you been up Indian Arm? i know it's not a lake, but it is quite nice. Bishop Creek is 13 km from the put in at Deep Cove (free parking). That's our favourite camping spot as motor boaters can't...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-21-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,490
Posted By jefffski
Pitt Lake by canoe

My partner and I just returned from a lovely trip up Pitt Lake by canoe. Thanks to the others who have posted here about this destination. It certainly exceeded our expectations.

We left from...
Forum: British Columbia   06-08-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By jefffski
No, absolutely not.

No, absolutely not.
Forum: British Columbia   06-07-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By jefffski
Thumbs down Harrison Lake Long island Campsite fouled

If you have power boat access Harrison Lake, and are willing to do some hazmat work to clean up what was a nice campsite but is now fouled, please read on. If you want to know just how sick some...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   05-24-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By jefffski
Clipper Tripper Canoe for sale

SOLD

Clipper Tripper Canoe (17' 6", Fiberglass). Has a stern foot rest, a sliding bow seat and a bench (suitable for a smaller third person). Though the canoe has lots of wear from UV (not us--we...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-17-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,775
Posted By jefffski
Recent Article in The Shore report: Hikers...

Recent Article in The Shore report:

Hikers claim backcountry access being limited

https://theshorereport.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/hikers-claim-backcountry-access-being-limited/

BEN...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-26-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,775
Posted By jefffski
The safety excuse is weak. Consider Pacific...

The safety excuse is weak. Consider Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver near UBC. On walks through this park, I must cross 4 major high speed boulevards (South Marine Dr, 16th Ave and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-14-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,775
Posted By jefffski
Either it is safe to cross or it is not. ...

Either it is safe to cross or it is not. "Allowing" late returning bc users to cross implies that it is safe to do so. Therefore, BC Parks should not be restricting early morning users from...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,775
Posted By jefffski
Several years ago, Cypress tried to charge bc...

Several years ago, Cypress tried to charge bc users a fee to cross its boundary. This resulted in an uproar and it was forced to backtrack. It did get away with requiring park users to get a pass,...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-13-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,808
Posted By jefffski
Thanks for your reply. I know how hard Tim...

Thanks for your reply.

I know how hard Tim Jones worked and about his personality. I believe some less than positive aspects of his approach permeated the ranks.

However, in the last two...
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