(Almost) Fall KHChirps

Fall is just a couple of days away now and the main season of hiking peaks, backpacking, and paddling is winding down.

  • “The Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance invites all members to a work party, Saturday October 04. We will be doing the annual clean up of the Bushwhacker loop at Stake Lake. This trail is used for off track skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, mountain biking and even horseback riding.  Please contact me at 250 851 3669 or via email if planning to attend. Many hands make light work and a fun time.  Al Michel”
  • fall hikes are posted with more to be added
  • the KHC photo contest runs from Oct. 1 – 31 (link to more information)
  • membership registration for 2015 will be enabled November 1st
  • the Board meets in October to discuss plans for 2015
  • snowshoeing season starts in December, usually by the end of the first week of the month
  • we are expanding our list of Locations on the Locations page with each new event
  • try out the new Forums feature on this website; just click the Forum title and add a topic (or reply to one)
  • one of the greatest values in joining a hiking club is to meet other people with similar interests; members can network with other members to set up their own outings in addition to the ones posted as events

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KHChirps (Updated)

Some short news items:

  • The Board is asking members to respond to a short survey.   KHC Member Survey
  • Roland Neave is hiking all of the trails in his book Exploring Wells Gray Park and has been inviting KHC members to join him.   Here is the plan for the rest of the month – Exploring Wells Gray (pdf).
  • We have redone all user accounts on the website, resulting in new usernames and passwords.   Dave Schmidt has emailed the information to members, but if you have trouble with the login, contact Dave at membership@kamloopshikingclub.net.   Once you have logged in, you can edit your profile (uppermost right) and change your password, add your phone number, upload an avatar, etc.
  • The website assigns you an avatar if you don’t upload your own image.   To add your avatar, Edit Your Profile> Upload Photo (at the bottom).
  • The KHC Photo Contest starts October 1st, 2014.   For details, go to the 2014 Photo Contest page.
  • As fall approaches hike leaders are now posting new events.   Check the website often for an update.  KHC has been gradually moving to more events with smaller groups, although a couple of leaders will lead larger groups.   The best strategy to book a place on a hike is to check the website regularly, comparing posted events to your personal schedule.
  • We have replaced the Member Chat page with a more robust Forum system (link).   Members can add a Topic or Reply to topics.      Recent topics are displayed on the left side (click to read or reply).
  • The website has not yet been optimized for mobile use.   That work is planned for the next few days.

The Short Version

The short version of the status of this website is that it is being rebuilt and all user accounts, events, bookings, and content is being redone.   Many of the main features are now available, but much of the static content is not yet done.   Thanks for your patience while we get this done.

  • leaders will have to repost their events
  • members will have to rebook places on events
  • previous content is not available at this time