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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   11-07-2017, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Osbos
Ruth Masters is no longer with us

Ruth Masters has passed away. End of an era. She was 97 and had good innings.
https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/ruth-masters-the-passing-of-a-vancouver-island-icon/
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-12-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By Osbos
Check mountain weather. There might be fresh...

Check mountain weather. There might be fresh snow.
https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Arrowsmith/forecasts/1819...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-07-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Osbos
Thanks for the idea but I am not on Facebook.

Thanks for the idea but I am not on Facebook.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-06-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Osbos
Lost ice axes, Flower Ridge

Sometime around the end of August we lost two Black Diamond ice axes at the Flower Ridge parking area. They have distinctive markings. If you found them, please let me know. Thanks.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   09-30-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,886
Posted By Osbos
The devils club is not so bad. There are only a...

The devils club is not so bad. There are only a few sections of it, the worst being at a gully crossing which is also full of slide alder. Take an ice axe or hiking pole to whack the devils club...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   09-09-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,886
Posted By Osbos
I was up that route in September 2016. It is...

I was up that route in September 2016. It is very overgrown but if you know the trail once was there, you can find it. It was a well built trail. There is a lot of blow down that you have to climb...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-13-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,090
Posted By Osbos
Update on the old CPR trail. As of April 2017,...

Update on the old CPR trail. As of April 2017, the lower part of the slope, from the highway to the McBey Creek bridge, has been logged by Island Timberlands. The trail now starts at the bridge. ...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   09-09-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,254
Posted By Osbos
Price Creek to Cream Lake route

Has anyone ventured along the Price Creek-Cream Lake route recently? I was in there about 4 years ago and the old trail was very overgrown and had a lot of blown down trees. If I hadn't known where...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-30-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,820
Posted By Osbos
Mt Myra and Mt Thelwood access from Tennant Lake

Just to let you know that the trail from the mine to Tennant Lake is a road again. The mine is doing some major work on the penstock, replace a lot of the upper section. Large machines have been up...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-30-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,278
Posted By Osbos
There are plenty of tarns in Thelwood lakes area....

There are plenty of tarns in Thelwood lakes area. Finding a flat tent site involves a bit of excavation as the ground is all quite uneven. A lot of small cliffs to get over or around. You'll find...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   05-30-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,261
Posted By Osbos
FYI, this is what the glacier on Alexandra looked...

FYI, this is what the glacier on Alexandra looked like in August 1993.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-27-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,664
Posted By Osbos
Aside from the logging road closures, the snow...

Aside from the logging road closures, the snow level is at about 1300 m. and it is not very consolidated yet.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-17-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,899
Posted By Osbos
The same green lettered signs are on the tracks...

The same green lettered signs are on the tracks mid-island also. No evidence that any equipment has travelled down the tracks in the Lantsville-Nanoose-Parksville area. People have been walking on...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-09-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,899
Posted By Osbos
The tracks are in very poor condition and could...

The tracks are in very poor condition and could not support train traffic. Trains have not been running for several years. A couple of years ago I did see an engine on a section near Nanoose but it...
Forum: Track Your Stats   10-19-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,677
Posted By Osbos
Your list would be more impressive if you added...

Your list would be more impressive if you added some quantitative and qualitative information. Altitude, elevation gain, degree of difficulty, for example.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,450
Posted By Osbos
Since you are in the Victoria area, have a look...

Since you are in the Victoria area, have a look at the Sooke Hills. You can get out there any time of the year. Most people do day trips there but you can combine a couple of them into an over...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-02-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Osbos
Solar water disinfection systems have been used...

Solar water disinfection systems have been used for quite some time in developing countries, particularly those countries in tropical or sub tropical zones. They work very well in those climates. ...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-30-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By Osbos
Definitely take them back and buy better boots! ...

Definitely take them back and buy better boots! Go to an outdoor store and try on several pairs. You can test two brands at the same time by wearing a different boot on each foot. Boots are one of...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   08-06-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,431
Posted By Osbos
I was just there. First day from Elk trail...

I was just there.
First day from Elk trail head, you can get further than the upper gravel bar. Keep going toward Elk Pass and camp near the dry creek bed. There are a few well used tent sites...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,069
Posted By Osbos
Ralph Ridge route has been flagged so the route...

Ralph Ridge route has been flagged so the route is easy to find. Ralph is not as steep as Shepherd Ridge but just as dry. If you are going up Ralph, take extra water.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-02-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,069
Posted By Osbos
Check with the CDMC about the access through...

Check with the CDMC about the access through Carey Lakes. You might need a key. Contact information at their website.
Shepherds Ridge is steep with some cliff bands. I've been up down it a few...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-28-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,123
Posted By Osbos
Agree that the waterfall way is nicer. Mary Vine...

Agree that the waterfall way is nicer. Mary Vine trail is fairly easy, a bit slippery in places. Best to wear boots. And there are some muddy places near Peden, especially near the cabin. You can...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-24-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,123
Posted By Osbos
For access information to hikes in the Sooke...

For access information to hikes in the Sooke Hills, have a look at
http://www.summitpost.org/capital-regional-district-victoria-bc/225767#chapter_10...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   03-21-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,627
Posted By Osbos
There are a lot of trails in the Sooke Hills. ...

There are a lot of trails in the Sooke Hills. Most are nice day trips but if you want to camp, you can find suitable places near water. Have a look at Open Bicycle Maps for trails.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By Osbos
The Royal BC Museum publishes a series of...

The Royal BC Museum publishes a series of handbooks describing flora and fauna of BC, including one on amphibians and reptiles. Have a look at:...
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