KHC Newsletter – December 3, 2017

KHChirps

  • The featured image for this week’s newsletter is a photo taken by KHC member and artist David Langevin of his painting of a scene from the Sentinel Pass Trail in Banff.   The background is the Valley of the Ten Peaks with Fay Glacier below Mount Fay.   The 30″ x 60″ painting is currently on display in a gallery in Calgary.
  • Membership Renewals have started.   Logged in members can click the link in the widget to go to the registration page.   Thanks to Frith Powell for handling the Membership portfolio, to Dianne Smith for handling fees, and our webmaster for the relevant website work.
  • Thanks to Michelle Dressler for organizing the Hike Leaders Appreciation Dinner.
  • The Kamloops-Thompson Trails Alliance is having its AGM on Dec. 18 at 7:00 at Cunliffe House.   KHC is a member of KTTA and supports trail maintenance and trail-building in our area.   The AGM info is listed on KTTA’s Facebook page for those who light be interested.
  • Looking for a goal for 2018?   How about hiking once a week for every week of the year?
  • Here is FMCBC’s November Newsletter.
  • Kamloops Sports Council’s November Newsletter
  • We are pleased to welcome Ian Cornish to our team as a Co-Leader, on his way to becoming a KHC Hike Leader.

Hike Leaders in Winter

Each of our volunteer Hike Leaders has a different pattern for leading events in the winter:

  • Some of our Hike Leaders are seasonal hikers, taking the winter off.
  • Some of our Hike Leaders only lead on weekends. They may only lead snowshoeing group events on established trails.
  • Some look for off-trail routes on the snow, better suited to stronger snowshoers.
  • Some of our Hike Leaders will carry on with hiking events at lower elevations for as long as is possible and will start as soon as possible at the end of winter.
  • A couple are hardcore hikers/snowshoers that get out once or twice a week all winter, in all conditions.
  • One of two lead summit attempts in late winter, conditions permitting.
  • One of the strengths of our KHC team is having a diversity of Hike Leaders, each with different interests.

Our November Events

An Interactive Google Map – Click the Icons for information on the locations and the events:

Upcoming Events