KHC Newsletter: January 30-February 4, 2017

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Sam Chow on KHC snowshoe to Stake Lake


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

TRAMPS R US – LITE – RED CANYON EXPLORER (new members welcome) (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Jan. 28
Bushwhacker Loop at Stake Lake (John Moslin, Sam Chow) – Sat, Jan. 28
Clearwater Peak (Tom Blackburn) – Sun, Jan. 29
www@Snopax (D. Smith) – Wed, Feb. 1
Batchelor Night Hike (Paulette Gendron) – Wed, Feb. 1


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

May Long Howe Sound Camp and Hike (Katherine Roberts) – Fri, May. 19 – Mon, May. 22
Vista Trail, Stake Lake Snowshoeing (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Sun, Feb. 5
Bushwhacker 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

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 —

Last Call for 2016 Peak Series Submissions

January 30, 2017 is the last day to get your peak series forms submitted into the Peaks Committee.  To fill out your form click the link here:   ‘I Peaked Out’ 2016

 

BC Family Day at Sun Peaks

Join us to help celebrate BC Family Day in style!

On BC Family Day (Monday February 13) alpine lift tickets are 50% off for BC residents.  Here is the link for more information and a list of activities happening that day:  Sunpeaks BC Family Day

 

Snowshoe Rentals

Want to try snowshoeing but don’t own any?   No worries,  two of our club supporters, TRUE Outdoors and Spoke ‘N Motion, rent out snowshoes.  Prices range from $20-25 a day.  Links to their sites can be found at the bottom of our homepage.

 

KHC Notes;

  • the annual AGM will be held on March 19 at the Barnhartvale Hall.  Time and details TBA
  • Recent KHC Meeting Minutes can be found on our homepage under KHC info/KHC meeting minutes/2017 Minutes doc
  • Currently have 194 Members as of January 1, 2017 and counting

 


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Recent Burial in an Avalanche

Last Tuesday, Jan. 17, a local Revelstoke resident was caught by surprise when she and her partner triggered an avalanche while out for a dog walk. The crown was a metre high at its biggest. It was a big slide on a small slope but  didn’t consider it avalanche terrain until after the fact. Read more of the article here:  Revelstoke Review/Avalanche


— 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!