KHC Newsletter: January 15-21, 2017


Feature photo Tom Blackburn on recent hike to Moul Falls in Wells Gray Park with the KHC.


Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Gerry’s Gyrations – Dewdrop Gnomes or Trolls * new meet up location* (Gerry Hoye) – Sat, Jan. 14
Moul Falls and Dawson Falls – Frozen (Tom Blackburn) – Sat, Jan. 14
www@the Upper Grasslands (D. Smith) – Sun, Jan. 15
Snowshoe …..Isobel Lake….. ALL members welcome (Cliveg) – Sun, Jan. 15
Skmana Lake Snowshoe – CANCELLED! (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Jan. 15
Gerry’s Gyrations – Juniper Reservoir (Gerry Hoye) – Tue, Jan. 17
www@the Grasslands (D. Smith) – Wed, Jan. 18
Gerry’s Gyration – Goose Lake Road (Gerry Hoye) – Thu, Jan. 19
Hanging Valley – Wheeler Stomp (D. Smith) – Fri, Jan. 20
Bushwhacker Revisited at Stake Lake replaced with a snowshoe to Ross Moore Lake (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Sat, Jan. 21


Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Silver Star Mountain (Sheila Powell) – Thu, Jul. 13
Bachelor Night Hike (Paulette Gendron) – Wed, Feb. 1
Kenna Night Hike (Paulette Gendron) – Wed, Jan. 25
Downriver – Lafarge to Pioneer Park (Victoria Day) (Doug Smith) – Mon, May. 22
Cathedral Lakes Prov. Park (Sheila Powell) – Mon, Aug. 21 – Fri, Aug. 25
Banff National Park Camp and Hike (Katherine Roberts) – Mon, Jul. 24 – Sun, Jul. 30
Mount Mara Ramble (D. Smith) – Wed, Apr. 12
Six Mile Hills Ramble (D. Smith) – Wed, Apr. 12
Clearwater River Trail: Triple Decker Falls to Dutch Lake (Tom Blackburn) – Sat, Jan. 21
Bushwhacker Revisited at Stake Lake replaced with a snowshoe to Ross Moore Lake (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Sat, Jan. 21

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.


2016 Peak Series Submissions

The Peaks Series committee is reminding members to complete their peak forms for the 2016 year. Your name will added to the ‘bragging rights” wall of fame. All those who fill out their forms will be announced along with the total number of peaks ‘bagged’ in mid February on our website.

To fill out your form click here:  ‘I Peaked Out!’ Form


KHC Board Meeting

The club met on Sunday, January 15 for their last board meeting of the year, prior to the AGM coming up on March 19.  Some items discussed were changes to the club’s standard operating procedures, incorporating an ‘about us’ description of the club, our current membership status and changes to the club’s bylaws and constitution.  Minutes of the meeting will be released shortly for reviewing.


True Outdoors News:

True Outdoors is having a sale: 20% off some brands.  Lots on clearance prices on winter and summer gear. Get details at



New KHC You-Tube Video

Check out the highlights of the KHC events this past Fall: KHC Fall 2016



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

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!