The 1%

The Vitals Date: October 17, 2020 Location: Lower Mainland, BC Distance: 200.8 km, 880 m elevation Partner: Brittany The Trip One Saturday last October we left home around 10 a.m. to ride down to Point Roberts and make a small tour of that piece of orphaned Washington state. We added a little loop around Richmond […]

All Aboard: KVR and FSRs

The Vitals Date: August 9 – 10, 2020 Location: Coquihalla/Tulameen, BC Distance: ~105 km Partner: Brittany Resources: Strava route Photos: Brittany The Trip Brittany spent three quiet weeks this summer in a town of 250 people in northern BC but when she returned on a Saturday she was looking to get out and do something […]

Downton Creek Area Traverse

The Vitals Date: August 1 – 3, 2020 Location: Downton Creek Area (near Lillooet, BC) Distance: ~29 km Partners: Anne and Will Resources: Matt Gunn’s Scrambles Guidebook, 1:50000 topo map 92J09, Bivouac Trip report, Steven Song The Trip Before this summer I wanted to try at least a few trips that are not well-established traverses […]

Solstice Campout

The Vitals Date: June 20 – 21, 2020 Location: Vancouver to Whistler, BC Distance: ~130 km Partners: Brittany, Will, Matt, Dawn, Michael Resources: Indian Arm to Squamish, Squamish to Whistler Photos: Brittany The Trip In 2017 and 2018 I participated in the local incarnation of the “Swift Campout” solstice weekend bike and camp outing. The […]

Vamos a la Playa

The Vitals Date: January 18 to January 22, 2020 Location: Eldorado Cabin, South Chilcotins Distance: ~55 km, 3500 meters in 4 days Partners: Dan, Eric, Alex, Jon, Nick, Dave, Brandon Resources: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Tyax Adventures The Trip Before the start of “high” season in late January, the privately operated Eldorado Cabin […]

Bonita Brittany’s Birthday Bike Bop

The Vitals Date: December 6, 2019 Location: Sunshine Coast Distance: ~65 km (about 25 km of single track), ~1300 meters climbed Photos: Brittany Resources: Trailforks, bikepacking.com The Trip With the dreaded shoulder season dragging on and on, Brittany and I rented a house in Sechelt for the weekend with friends. To make it more interesting, […]

Coast Encounters of the Guard Kind

The Vitals Dates: June 29 – July 2, 2018 Location: Broken Group Islands, BC Partners: Brittany, Dawn, Nikki, AT, Tom, Nicole, Jeet, Christian Time: Four days Photos by Brittany The Trip July long weekend of the year of 30th birthdays in my 1988 cohort. Tom’s June birthday falls close enough to the weekend that his wife […]

Keith’s Hut

The Vitals Dates: January 22 -24, 2018 Location: Cerise Creek Partners: Jan, Dave, Christian Distance: ~30 km, ~3000 meters Time: Three moderate days Photos: Greg and Jan GPS Tracks: see below The Trip A three-day trip gives the city dweller the unique opportunity to blow out zones a bit further afield. For this mid-week trip, […]

Mountain Lake Hut Thanksgiving, Again

The Vitals Date: October 7-8, 2017 Location: Furry Creek/Brittania Beach, BC Partners: Brittany and Andre Distance: ~24 km biked, ~16 km hiked Time: Two easy days Photos: Brittany and Greg GPS Tracks: see below The Trip Similar to last year, there isn’t much going on around Thanksgiving and the weather can be pretty iffy. Andre […]

Coquihalla Mountain

The Vitals Date: July 22, 2017 and September 9-10, 2017 Location: Coquihalla Partners: Brittany, Christian, GPD, Eric T Distance: ~15 km, 2157 max elevation Time: Two easy days Photos: Brittany (Instagram) Resources: This and this The Trip I had heard of Mt. Jim Kelly before but somehow not heard of Coquihalla Mountain and didn’t know they were such […]

Brew Hut

The Vitals Date: February 18-19, 2017 Location: Mt. Brew Partners: ET, Jan, Greg, Christian Distance: ~14 km, 1300 m gained one-way from parking lot at PMC Time: six hours up, relaxed paced Resources: VOC wiki Photos: Jan Laesecke The Trip This was a simple, quick jaunt up Mt. Brew to stay at the Varsity Outdoor Club’s […]