How are trips organized?

Trips are organized according to the significant waypoints that they pass through or go to.

What is a waypoint?

A waypoint is an intermediate point on a route or line of travel. The summit of Mt. Albert Edward is a waypoint, as is Circlet Lake or Cruickshank Lookout.  Every waypoint will have it’s own unique latitude and longitude co-ordinates.

How do I use waypoints to find a trip?

This page provides two methods for finding a trip based on its waypoints.

a) Waypoints as pins on Google Maps

b) Waypoints as rows in a searchable/filterable table.

How do I use the Waypoints Map?

Each pin on the map represents a waypoint.

Zoom in or out with the +/- buttons in the upper left corner or the map or hold the Ctrl key and scroll in and out with your mouse wheel. Hover your cursor over a pin to identify the waypoint. Click on the pin to open a pop-up box with a list of what trips have gone there.

Follow the links in the pop-up to MEETUP for Trip Reports and Photo Albums (MEETUP account and login required).

The MAPS & STATS link takes you to a page on this website where you will find route maps, statistics and (in some cases) videos of Google Earth virtual fly-overs of routes.

The ARCHIVED TRIP REPORT link will take you to a static copy of older trips from our previous website.

How do I use the Waypoints Table?

Each row in the table is a trip or a single leg of a multi-day trip passing through or to the waypoint in column 1.

Start typing in the SEARCH box to filter the list to show only those rows you wish to view.

Click on the column titles to sort the list.  Click again to toggle between ascending or descending order of the column chosen.

The table will default to show a maximum of 10 entries.  If you wish to see more, choose a different number from the SHOW ENTRIES box.

Below the table is information on how many entries are displayed, as well as PREVIOUS/NEXT buttons to scroll through the list.

Links as described in the map question above will take you to more trip information.

What does elevation gain/loss mean?

The ELEV GAIN column shows meters climbed.  The ELEV LOSS column shows meters descended.  More information on elevation gain and loss can be found in the questions at the top of the Maps & Stats page.

What is the difference between Slope Ascent and Slope Descent?

Maximum and average slopes ASCENT are those encountered when climbing.  And obviously, DESCENT are those on the descent.  A trip that goes out and back on the same route should have matching numbers for ascent and descent.  A one-way trip or a loop trip could have very different slopes for ascent and descent.  Slope percentage is explained further in the questions section at the top of the Maps & Stats page.

How are trips rated?

Refer to the Trip Ratings and Gradings guide.

Waypoints Map

Allen Lake

Ash Pond

Augerpoint Mtn.

Ball Lake

Battleship Lake

Beech's Mtn.

Boston Ridge

Broken Eyes Mtn.

Castlecrag Mountain

  • 2017 Summer Day Hike (1 Night): Mt. Albert Edward – Mt. Frink – Castlecrag Mtn. triple peak summit. [Trip Report and Photo Gallery on Meetup.]

Century Sam Lake

  • 2017 Summer & Fall Hikes (2): Timberwest logging road to CS Lake and snow caves return.  [Meetup Trip Reports and Photo Galleries: (Aug. 12) and (Oct. 1) .]

Comox Glacier

Croteau Lake

Cruickshank Canyon

Circlet Lake

Della Falls

  • 2017 Summer Multiday Backpack and Boat Trip: Boat ride from Port Alberni to trail head. Backpack to camp and day trip to Love Lake lookout. [Trip Report and Photo Gallery on Meetup.]

Hairtrigger Lake

Helen Mackenzie Lake

Johnston Lake

Jutland Mountain

Kye Bay

Mt. Albert Edward

Mt. Becher

Mt. Drabble

  • 2017 Summer Hike (2x): Murex Main logging road to Mt. Drabble loop. [Trip Reports and Photo Galleries on Meetup (Aug. 29) and (Sep. 10).]

Mt. Elma

  • 2017 Fall Day Hike: Raven Lodge to Mt. Elma via Battleship Lake and return along same route. [Trip Report and Photo Album on Meetup.]

Mt. Frink

  • 2017 Summer Day Hike (1 Night): Mt. Albert Edward – Mt. Frink – Castlecrag Mtn. triple peak summit. [Trip Report and Photo Gallery on Meetup.]

Mt. Geoffrey Escarpment

Nahmint Mountain

North Chinese Mtn.

Northwest Peak

Nymph Falls

Paradise Creek Falls

  • 2018 Winter Snowshoe: Ramparts Hill chain-up area on Strathcona Parkway to Paradise Creek Falls return. [Trip Report and Photo Gallery on Meetup.]

Powell River

Ranger Cabin - Murray Meadows

Seal Bay Nature Park

South Chinese Mtn.

Union Bay

5040 Peak

Waypoints Table

WaypointDescription and LinksDateClassificationLength
(km)
Elev
Gain
(m)
Elev
Loss
(m)
Max
Slope
Ascent
Max
Slope
Descent
Avg
Slope
Ascent
Avg
Slope
Descent
WaypointDescription and LinksYearClassificationLength
(km)
Elev
Gain
(m)
Elev
Loss
(m)
Max
Slope
Ascent
Max
Slope
Descent
Avg
Slope
Ascent
Avg
Slope
Descent
Mt. Geoffrey EscarpmentHike along the outer and inner ridges of the escarpment.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2018/03/20Winter Day Hike17.534534731%31%7%7%
Paradise Creek FallsRamparts Hill chain-up area on Strathcona Pwky. to Paradise Creek Falls return.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2018/03/11Winter Day Snowshoe8.434133829%32%7%7%
Croteau LakeRaven Lodge to Croteau Lake lookout return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/03/10Winter Day Snowshoe
Ranger Cabin - Murray MeadowsRaven Lodge to Ranger Cabin in Murray Meadows via Brooks/Elma saddle.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/03/09
Winter Day Snowshoe
Seal Bay Nature ParkA ramble through the park.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/02/18Winter Day Nature Walk
Croteau LakeRaven Lodge to Croteau Lake lookout return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/02/16Winter Day Snowshoe
Helen Mackenzie LakeRaven Lodge to Helen Mackenzie Lake loop
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/01/31Winter Day Snowshoe
Nymph Falls Nature ParkWalk from Nymph Falls to Comox Dam and back.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/01/26Winter Day Walk
Seal Bay Nature ParkA ramble through the park.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/01/09Winter Day Nature Walk
Battleship LakeRaven Lodge to Battleship Lake return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2018/01/01Winter Moonlight Snowshoe6.716916934%24%4%4%
Croteau LakeRaven Lodge to Croteau Lake lookout return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2018/01/01Winter Day Snowshoe
Mt. BecherWood Mtn. Ski Park to Mt. Becher return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2018/01/01Winter Day Snowshoe11.378978946%44%13%13%
Croteau LakeRaven Lodge to Croteau Lake lookout return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/12/23Winter Day Snowshoe
Broken Eyes Mtn.Campbell River lookout trail
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/12/22Winter Day Hike6.265765170%64%19%20%
Allen LakeCumberland Trails - Allen Lake loop
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/12/09Fall Day Hike9.336236349%27%7%7%
Helen Mackenzie LakeRaven Lodge to Helen Mackenzie Lake loop
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/12/03Fall Day Snowshoe
Union BayExploratory hike around the coal hills, beach, creek and forest.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/12/03Fall Day Hike
Mt. ElmaRaven Lodge to Mt. Elma via Battleship Lake return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/10/15Fall Day Hike
Century Sam LakeTimberwest logging road to trailhead to lake return.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/10/01Fall Day Hike13.399499465%58%12%12%
Boston RidgeWood Mtn. Ski Park to Boston Ridge return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/09/18Summer Day Hike11.492692658%60%15%15%
Cruickshank CanyonRaven Lodge to Cruickshank Canyon lookout return
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/09/16Summer Day Hike21.475675625%26%6%6%
Beech's Mtn.Beech's, N&S Chinese Mtn.'s
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/14Summer Day Hike7.764364250%48%15%15%
North Chinese Mtn.Beech's, N&S Chinese Mtn.'s
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/14Summer Day Hike7.764364250%48%15%15%
South Chinese Mtn.Beech's, N&S Chinese Mtn.'s
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/14Summer Day Hike7.764364250%48%15%15%
Mt. DrabbleMurex Main logging road to Mt. Drabble summit loop
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/10Summer Day Hike
Northwest PeakRaven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 5 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/04Summer Multi-day Backpack8.5361168241%70%13%24%
Johnston LakeRaven Lodge to Johnston Lake return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/04Summer Day Hike
Augerpoint Mtn.Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 4 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/03Summer Multi-day Backpack6.272460560%63%20%19%
Mt. Albert EdwardRaven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 3 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/02Summer Multi-day Backpack7.348393160%60%15%20%
Jutland Mtn.Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 2 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/09/01Summer Multi-day Backpack9.8104335652%40%15%11%
Powell RiverSunshine Coast Trail from Sarah Point to Powell River
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/09/01Summer Multi-day Backpack
Circlet LakeRaven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 1 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/31Summer Multi-day Backpack10.648037333%26%8%6%
Mt. DrabbleMurex Main logging road to Mt. Drabble summit loop
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/29Summer Day Hike13.659777229%46%8%10%
Nahmint Mtn.Nahmint Mountain summit and return
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/08/27Summer Day Hike
5040 Peak5040 Peak summit and return
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/26Summer Day Hike7.199599562%62%26%26%
Cruickshank CanyonRaven Lodge to Cruickshank Canyon lookout loop
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/21Summer Day Hike21.081281234%29%7%7%
Kye BayGoose Spit to Kye Bay return.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/08/20Summer Day Hike16
Mt. Albert Edward3-Peak Challenge (along with Mt. Frink and Castlecrag Mtn.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/18Summer Day Hike (1 Night)14.41426142959%57%18%19%
Mt. Frink3-Peak Challenge (along with Mt. Albert Edward and Castlecrag Mtn.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/18Summer Day Hike (1 Night)14.41426142959%57%18%19%
Castlecrag Mtn.3-Peak Challenge (along with Mt. Albert Edward and Mt. Frink.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/18Summer Day Hike (1 Night)14.41426142959%57%18%19%
Hairtrigger LakeRaven Lodge to Hairtrigger Lake loop.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/16Summer Day Hike19.270770729%26%6%6%
Century Sam LakeTimberwest logging road to trailhead to lake return.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/08/12Summer Day Hike13.399499465%58%12%12%
Della FallsCross Great Central Lake by boat. Backpack to camp. Day hike to view point at Love Lake.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track on Google Maps
2017/08/04Summer Multi-Day Backpack
Comox GlacierComox Glacier (One Night)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/07/29Summer Multi-day Backpack17.62152215265%65%22%22%
Ball LakeRaven Lodge to Ball Lake - and beyond to lookout.
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/07/26Summer Day Hike15.950050027%33%5%5%
Ash PondWood Mtn. ski park to Ash Pond loop
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
Track and gpx download at GAIA GPS
2017/07/13Summer Day Hike15.31015101542%43%12%12%
Mt. Albert Edward2-Peak Challenge (along with Castlecrag Mtn.)
Archived Trip Report
2016/07/23Summer Day Hike11001100
Mt. Albert EdwardRaven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 2 of 4)
Archived Trip Report
2016/08/22Summer Multi-day Backpack
Mt. Albert Edward3-Peak Challenge (along with Mt. Frink and Castlecrag Mtn.)
Archived Trip Report
2015/07/04Summer Day Hike1611001100

Trip Reports

Meetup has been used for recording trips since May 31, 2017.  Prior to that, trips were recorded on CDMC’s old website.  Static copies of those trips are available through the links in the “Past Trips – Archives” section below.

Links to both Meetup trips and archived trips are in the process of being added to the Waypoints Map and Table above.

Routes

Note: these files are zipped. To use these files, they must be first unzipped. Instructions on how to unzip a file can be found in the FAQ

Summer Routes
Albert_Edward (2) –  Amphitheatre_Lake –  Alone_Mountain_Rd –  Alone_Mountain –  Augerpoint_5_Peaks –  Ball_Lake –  Boston_Ridge –  Bedwell_Trail –  Big_Interior –  Carey_Lakes_Road (1) –  Carey_Lakes –  Capes_Lake_4-7-10 –  Carey_Lakes_Road (2) –  Carey_Lakes_Road (3) –  Carey_Lakes_Road –  Castlecrag_-_Frink  – Carmanah_Valley  – carmanah_roadCentury_Sam_Lake –  Comox_Glacier –  Cow_Bay –  cream_lake –  CR_to_Menzies  –  Cpr_Lookout_Trail  –  Crest_Mtn_Trail  – Cruickshank_Canyon –  Douglas_Lake_a –  Douglas_Lake_road_a –  Elk_Pass –  Elk River Trail to Landslide Lake  – Flower_Ridge –  Forbidden_Crossing –  Flores_Mtn –  Forbidden_Plateau –  Forbidden_Plateau (1) –  Forbidden_Plateau (2) –  Landslide_Lake –  Kings_Peak –  lone_cone –  Mount_Celeste –  Mount_Beech_Chinese_Mtns –  McQuillan_Lake –  Mount_Cokely –  Mount_Curran_Squarehead –  Mount_Elma –  Mount_Drabble –  Mount_Ginger_Goodwin –  Mount_Joan –  Mt_Curran –  Mt_Celeste_via_Rees_Ridge –  Mt_Curran_Road (1) –  Mt_Curran_Road –  Mt_Curran_Road (2) –  Mt_Geoffrey –  Mt_Horne –  Mt_Kitchener –  Mt_Kitchener_Road –  Mt_Seymour_&_Nugedzi_lakes –  Mt_Tom_Taylor –  Mt_McQuillan_8-11-2015 –  Price_Creek –  Mt_Tom_Taylor_-_east_ridge –  Ripple_Rock_Trail –  Rosewall_Creek –  Teesdale_Peak –  Supply_Creek_Canyon –  Trent_River – Three_Falls_Tour –  Waiatt_Bay –  Wesley_Ridge