KHC Newsletter: January 22-29, 2017

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Sam Chow on the Ross Moore Lake event with KHC.


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Kenna Night Hike (Paulette Gendron) – Wed, Jan. 25
www@Above the Ridge Lakes (D. Smith) – Wed, Jan. 25
Clearwater River Trail: 3rd Canyon – Spahats Falls (Wells Gray) (Tom Blackburn) – Sat, Jan. 28
TRAMPS R US – LITE – RED CANYON EXPLORER (new members welcome) (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Jan. 28
Bushwacker Loop at Stake Lake (John Moslin, Sam Chow) – Sat, Jan. 28
Clearwater Peak (Tom Blackburn) – Sun, Jan. 29


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Bushwacker Loop at Stake Lake (John Moslin, Sam Chow) – Sat, Jan. 28
TRAMPS R US – LITE – RED CANYON EXPLORER (new members welcome) (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Jan. 28
Sun Peaks McGillivray Lake Cabin Snowshoeing (Sam Chow) – Sat, Feb. 4
Silver Star Mountain (Sheila Powell) – Thu, Jul. 13
Batchelor 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

Be sure to check the website regularly for newly added events. They upcoming four 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 —

Quick notes

– the recent melt has made lower level snowshoe events marginal; check with the event posting for changes and cancellations
– for lower level hikes it is recommended to carry traction devices if the temperature went below zero overnight (corkers, yak trax, etc)


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Read a Tourism Kamloops Blog on snowshoeing contributed by Doug Smith

The high country above the Thompson River Valley offers many opportunities to snowshoe in the winter months. From mid-December to the end of March snow blankets the hills and we can drive up to dozens of trailheads to snowshoe the uplands forests and open spaces. Read More at http://www.tourismkamloops.com/blog/post/snowshoeing-in-kamloops


— 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.

Anthony Stahn

As a flatlander from Manitoba I have always been captivated by the mountains of the west. Moving to Kamloops has provided me with the perfect base camp to explore those very peaks that pulled our family west.

My typical hiking style can be summed up with “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Bushwhacking has become an acceptable form of travel for me as it seems that a lot of the great spots are off trail.

Hikes done by myself and Marty tend to fall into this category so don’t be surprised if this happens on a Marant hike. You can find more information at http://marantrambles.ca.

Happy Hiking!