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.

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.

Waypoints Map

Augerpoint Mtn.

  • 2017 Summer Multi-Day Backpack: Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 4 of 5). [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

Circlet Lake

  • 2017 Summer Multi-Day Backpack: Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 1 of 5). [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

Comox Glacier

  • 2017 Summer Hike: Overnight camp on Comox Glacier snowfield. [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

Cruickshank Canyon

  • 2017 Summer Hike: A day hike from Raven Lodge to the lookout and return. [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

5040 Peak

Jutland Mountain

  • 2017 Summer Multi-Day Backpack: Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 2 of 5).  [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

Beech's Mtn.

Mt. Albert Edward

North Chinese Mtn.

Northwest Peak

  • 2017 Summer Multi-Day Backpack: Raven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 5 of 5). [Meetup login required to view Trip Report or Photo Album.  More information on the Maps & Stats page.]

South Chinese Mtn.

Ash Pond

Waypoints Table

WaypointDescription and LinksDateClassificationLength
(km)
Elev
Gain
(m)
Elev
Loss
(m)
Max
Slope
Ascent
Max
Slope
Descent
Avg
Slope
Ascent
Avg
Slope
Descent
Degree of Difficulty
WaypointDescription and LinksYearClassificationLength
(km)
Elev
Gain
(m)
Elev
Loss
(m)
Max
Slope
Ascent
Max
Slope
Descent
Avg
Slope
Ascent
Avg
Slope
Descent
Degree of Difficulty
Cruickshank CanyonRaven Lodge to Cruickshank Canyon lookout and return.
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
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%
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%
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
2017/09/01Summer Multi-day Backpack9.8104335652%40%15%11%
Circlet LakeRaven Lodge to Buttle Lake (Day 1 of 5)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/08/31Summer Multi-day Backpack10.648037333%26%8%6%
5040 Peak5040 Peak Day Hike
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/08/26Summer Day Hike7.199599562%62%26%26%
Comox GlacierComox Glacier (One Night)
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
2017/07/29Summer Multi-day Backpack17.62152215265%65%22%22%
Ash PondWood Mtn. ski area to Ash Pond and return.
Maps & Stats
Meetup Trip Report and Photo Gallery
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