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Dean Richards #18174
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)  
I've arranged my lifestyle to not have to work in the summer. Usually spread between Vancouver Island, Coast Range, Cascades, Purcells, Selkirks, and Rockies. Emphasis on remote, off-trail, beautiful areas, but lots of scrambling and some light mountaineering/glacier travel too. Been trying to get into areas with little enough history that I'm able to research it all afterwards and include a summary in my trip reports. If anyone does any of the more remote trips after me, please drop me a line and let me know!
Trip Reports Insert
29 2019.05.26 Cloudburst hike via snow-covered NW Trail
41 2018.09.05 Houdini Needles from Bill Putnam Hut (Fairy Meadows)
34 2018.08.30 Moonraker, Dogtooth, and Dawn in a Day
61 2017.08.06 Valley of the Lakes and Attempt at Snowman Peak
47 2016.08.18 Fays Peak from the South
42 2016.07.31 Feather Spire and Mazinaw Mountain (The Dying Days of the Duncan FSR, Part 2)
53 2016.07.28 Sugarplum Lakes and Squab Peak (The Dying Days of the Duncan FSR, Part 1)
25 2016.07.02 Mount MacFarlane Summer Day Hike
66 2015.10.22 Mount Pool - Southern Approach and SE Ridge
35 2015.10.18 Ymir Mountain Loop Hike
50 2015.10.14 Akokli Mountain via Southeast Ridge
Feature Photos Insert
10 2018.09.06 Mount Ed Falls from the Southeast (telephoto)
11 2018.09.06 Sir William Peak from the Gothics (telephoto)
11 2018.09.06 Southwest Ridge of Mount Quadrant
7 2018.09.06 Enterprise Peak and Mount Sir Andrew from the Southeast
12 2018.09.05 Solitude Mountain from the Selkirks (telephoto)
11 2018.09.05 Lid Mountain from the Selkirks
6 2018.09.05 Kitchen Range from the Selkirks
14 2018.09.05 Sophist Mountain from the Selkirks (telephoto)
9 2018.08.30 Copperstain Mountain from Moonraker Peak
9 2018.08.30 'Shepherd Peak' from Moonraker Peak
11 2017.08.09 Syncline Mountain from the Northeast

Road/Trail Bulletins
5 2019.08.18 Slightly better than previous bulletin Tenas North Branch
3 2019.08.18 Decent tread developing, mostly well flagged Sun God Trail
3 2019.08.07 Main road impassable 1km earlier than previous post Centre Creek Road
5 2018.09.07 Drove to Swan Ck trail Swan Creek Road
1 2019.07.31 Gate Locked, Biked to Downing Creek Rd Phyllis Creek Road
1 2019.07.31 Rode bike to Beth Lake Trail Downing Creek Road
3 2019.07.31 Much increased use Beth Lake Trail
6 2019.07.26 Walked to end VH13.5 Snowspider Spur
1 2019.07.25 Also confused this with Van Horlick Rd! East gate still locked. Cerise Main
1 2019.07.26 Road has been extended, rough for last few km Van Horlick Road (VH)
3 2019.07.26 Couldn't find it Snowspider Cabin Trail

Equipment Reviews Insert
5 SteriPen UV Water Purifier

General Articles Insert

Discussions Insert
Buying a Smartphone for GPS
Carbon Monoxide in Tents
Classifying Routefinding - Routefinding Difficulty ratings
Glacier Rope diameter
Help me determine Line Parent
JavaMap vs ZoomMap vs AutoMap
Leaning Towers missing a tooth?
Managing batteries, understanding the data
Putnam books: timeline, editions, differences, etc
Upper Duncan (Kootenays) to have bridges pulled in 2016