KHC Newsletter: February 26 – March 4, 2017

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Sharon Peters at Kinney Lake with KHC in Mount Robson Prov. Park


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

On the Dirt (with Some Snow, Ice, and Mud) (Doug Smith) – Wed, Feb. 22
Harper Mountain Snowshoeing (Sam Chow, Katherine Roberts, & Wendy Kineshanko) – Sat, Feb. 25
Tramps R Us – (Lite) The Guardsmen – Tranquille Creek (Ernie Carson) – Sat, Feb. 25


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Spring in the Grasslands (D. Smith) – Fri, Mar. 31
Mara Canyon Ramble (D. Smith) – Fri, Apr. 14
Tramps R Us – (Lite) The Guardsmen – Tranquille Creek (Ernie Carson) – Sat, Feb. 25
Manning Park Hiking ⛺ (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Fri, Sep. 15 – Mon, Sep. 18
Dewdrop Range Ramble (Doug Smith) – Fri, Mar. 24
Dewdrop – Over and Under (Doug Smith) – Fri, Mar. 17
Harper Mountain Snowshoeing (Sam Chow, Katherine Roberts, & Wendy Kineshanko) – Sat, Feb. 25
Red Plateau Traverse (Doug Smith) – Wed, Jun. 14
Mt Assiniboine Backpack (Paulette Gendron) – Tue, Jul. 18 – Sun, Jul. 23

Be sure to check the website regularly for newly added events. They are featured on the home page and the rest can be found by clicking the link to New Events.  Also, be sure to check for last minute cancellations if the event your are interested in is fully booked.


— NEWS ITEMS —

Facebook Members Only Site

Just a reminder to all new members who join our club that we have our own KHC Facebook Members Only site.  Here we post  photos from our members on recent events with the club.  It is a great way to share the beautiful outdoor scenery from the day’s outing as well as catching some awesome wildlife images and the odd ‘blooper’ shot of our fellow hikers.  So if you haven’t already, sign up today to keep in the loop of what is happening in the Loops with the KHC!

 

Hiking the City of Kamloops Off Leash Dog Parks

One of the great things that Kamloops Hiking Club offers is posting ‘dog friendly’ hikes. The two most popular inner city parks that we post these events in are Kenna Cartwright and Peterson Creek.  Both parks have between 30-40km of trails that rate from easy to slightly more challenging and incorporate wide  paths (some with double tracks) to accommodate space allowing other on coming hikers to pass by with room to spare.  As with all park rules, the city enforces their ‘controlled pet’ policy as well  as demonstrating the ‘good neighbor’ rule of picking up  after their pet.

KHC leaders also enforce our club’s dog policies for all its dog friendly events.  A registered member must indicate they are bringing their pet along  by commenting in the comments section at the bottom of the events page.  They must also take note of the maximum number of dogs allowed at the event, which is posted at the discretion of the leader.  Take also in account that dog owners have to be mindful not only of other people and dogs on the trails, but to the group of members whom they are with.  It is never appropriate for dogs to chase or harass deer, bighorn sheep, cattle or other wildlife while on the trail.  New members with pets or current members wishing to bring along a new pet to these hikes are best to communicate any questions directly to the leader, and vice versa, so as to not have any issues arise at the event.  To learn more about KHC Dog Policies, please click the link here: KHC:  Our Furry Friends

 

 


 

— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Two Articles to Get Your Hiking Spirit Inspired!

In many areas of BC the terrain is great for advanced hikers but there are always easier trails around for those who don’t want to take it too seriously. In this post we look at The 12 Best Hiking Destinations in BC but rest assured that no matter where you are in the province of BC you will find great places to hike. Read more:  12 Best Hiking Destinations in BC

This province is home to four mountain systems,  18 volcanoes and a host of lakes, rivers and marshes. One-third of B.C. is barren alpine tundra, icefield and glacier; boasting just over 14 million hectacres of park land and reserves. It’s all just begging to be explored. If it’s inspiration you need, here are 25 bucket-list worthy hikes to explore:  25 Incredible Hiking Trails in BC


— CONTACT —

If you have any news you would like to share with the club or have any suggestions of what you would like to get out of the news articles, please contact news@kamloopshikingclub.net.

Michelle Dressler

Raised in Saskatchewan, I came to Kamloops in 2006. I have been avidly involved with the KHC since 2011, serving in various board member positions and as a current hike Leader. During that time I have seen this club grow from 50 to 200 plus members, which has been astonishing!

Known as a ‘seasonal hiker’, I hibernate for the winter. So in Spring, I look forward to exploring many more trails and wish sharing it with others who are like minded in our club. See you on the trails!