Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

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Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

Post by RichD » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:21 pm

We've got the snow bug. Planning an outing this weekend. Some of you have come along on previous weekends, but I don't have your email address.


One option is Elfin Lakes, which involves some winter offroading to get to the trailhead. Another is a cabin we know of near Tricouni Meadows which is easy access and more kid-friendly. I'm also open to suggestions.

If you'd like to join in this or other winter weekends, email me: radagenais@gmail.com and I'll add you to my mailing list.

Please note: that doesn't mean reply to this thread (although no harm in doing so, that just won't result in a message to me). That also doesn't mean send me a PM. Please send me an actual email. :-)

Cheers!
-Rich & Maria
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Re: Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

Post by mararmeisto » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:27 pm

Elfin Lakes looks fun. If only I had an overland trailer...
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Re: Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

Post by jessef » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:32 pm

mararmeisto wrote:Elfin Lakes looks fun. If only I had an overland trailer...
You mean like a black M101? 8-)

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Post by delicat » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:34 pm

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mararmeisto wrote:Elfin Lakes looks fun. If only I had an overland trailer...
You mean like a black M101? 8-)
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Post by psilosin » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Pimpin' ain't easy but you are doing it just fine Delicat. I am envious of your setup.

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Post by nxski » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:37 pm

Was that the one I saw for sale on Craigslist not long ago? 8-)
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Post by thedjjack » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:49 pm

why is my trailer in your yard...i would like it back!

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Post by delicat » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:12 pm

Yes, it was posted on Craigslist but I din't pay the listed price... :-D

And no, it's not yours Dave and FYI it's fully locked up!
Nice isn't it!

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Post by nxski » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:31 pm

Wow, and I thought the list price was unbelievably good! :shock:
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Post by RichD » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:04 pm

I heard you needed a Delica to tow it. :-D

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Post by jessef » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:21 pm

Rich, did you invite the exalted leader?

I'm in for one day and have a 4wd so can huff it in on my own. Email sent.

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Post by pajerry » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 pm

Sorry about your mojo D.. Just remind 'yer boys that there is always hope and to never give up!
Lucky guy though, I was also drooling all over that trying to justify the parking hassle in a parkade :) Would have been the perfect SWB addition. You should come up with some rental rates for that pack mule!


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Post by thelazygreenfox » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:09 pm

Rich
Where are the Trincouni meadows and cabin?

I'll do a day trip there, and could overnight in my van. Great opportunity to do some cross country skiing. Keep me informed. I've marked it on my calendar.
Looking forward to seeing your sled and the rigging too.
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Re: Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

Post by RichD » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:13 pm

jfarsang wrote:Rich, did you invite the exalted leader?
Je suis disappoint en toi. Jambon.

Quick update for everyone who is interested:
Currently we've defaulted to the Tricouni Cabin. This is the easiest and friendliest of locations as it has a place to stay warm and dry off clothes. There may be an easy 5km walk into the camp (thats an hour) and then its pretty relaxed. Even those who are not especially athletic can do this.

Different people have different ideas about what a cabin in the bush is. It is best described as a hut, perhaps 40 years old, made from cedar cut nearby. No, not cut - split, by hand. Split wood, some logs for framing. Over the years weather and ants have had their way with it, while benevolent campers have fought against the forces of entropy to restore and improve it. I am one of those campers. I cannot describe the feeling of joy that comes from spending time on the cabin only to come back later and find that others have not only preserved what I have done but they have been inspired to do more, sometimes amazing things. The cabin is a manifestation of good will, an oasis in the wild. Its the kind of place that people go to get away and reflect and meditate, and so it has a certain specialness about it - not holy ground but something like it. This is also why the location is a well guarded secret that I really only show to people I've camped with before and trust not to ruin it. I find it pleasant to consider that most anybody I keep company with could be so trusted.

We'll be leaving at 8AM on Saturday morning and there is still room in the L400 (oh yeah, that's right. Convoys are so last year.)

If you would like to come up for just the day you would need to join us on Saturday morning, as the cabin is well hidden.

Remember, if you haven't emailed me you aren't expected. This thread is just informational/inspirational.

People have asked me about gear: Your own food and water and toiletries. Warm/dry clothing, snowshoes (or skis & skins if you got em). For overnight bring your own shelter, sleeping mat and bedding. A regular tent will do. Don't expect to sleep in the cabin! A small tarp to put under your tent is a good idea. We can help supplement your setup with what nature has to offer, certainly keep you dry and the wind off your tent. Two standard sleeping bags, one in the other, should do anyone sleeping solo (or one good one, or a close friend) on even the coldest night we expect. Remember its easy to tow light but bulky bedding on a $10 sled; you don't need to carry it on your back like in summer. Nobody will fault you for being too warm. I would also recommend a blanket to wrap around you so its comfortable to sit and chat by the fire, also something to sit on so you don't get wet (snow chair...)

Myself (and Pajerry, I believe) will be scouting the location on Thursday, mostly to make sure access is good and there is firewood. I will update the email list with any findings and photos.

Once again, to participate please email me at the address in the original post.

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Re: Winter Camp & Snowshoe Feb4/5

Post by thelazygreenfox » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:15 pm

Rich
just answered my question. http://guide.trekbc.ca/Location/Squamis ... /index.php
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