KHC Newsletter – August 6, 2017

KHChirps
  • Smoky conditions continue to make local hiking difficult.   Most of our leaders will cancel local events if the air quality conditions reach the High Risk rating.
  • Closures of Parks and Crown lands will limit hiking access until the fire season is over.
  • Two areas that may have less smoke because of their elevation are Sun Peaks and Stake Lake.   To check on visibility for either, members can check the online webcams.   Sun Peaks Webcam –  Stake Lake Webcam –  Highway 5 South webcams.
  • Many of our hike leaders are committed to Camps this summer so fall listings will wait until the Camps and wildfire season winds down.
  • Congratulations to John Moslin and Carole Pugle on their wedding at the Flumes Trail this weekend (6 club members were there in support).
  • Our thanks to the Hike Leaders who have been leading successful Camps and Backpacks this summer.
Future Camps
KHC’s website now has a  new event category – Future Camps.   With the demand for reservations in our National Parks, bookings can now be done 1-1.5 years in advance.   Some of our hike leaders have to plan a year ahead.   In addition, other hike leaders need to see what is planned before posting their camps and backpacks.   In some cases, leders have to book off time by the start of the year.
Most of the events posted to the Future Camps page will not be enabled for registration until some time in 2018, but a few may also be listed as Requires Leader Registration.   This means that members need to contact the hike leader to have their name placed on the list.    A few events listed on this page will be listed as Draft, which means the events are subject to date changes.
Upcoming Events

Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, run, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but a few are also suitable for moderately fit people who like a bit of a challenge. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me. Kamloops Trails