KHC Newsletter – Oct. 2, 2017

KHChirps
  • There will be some special events this fall.   Our annual KHC Fall Potluck is already posted for October 29.   A dinner with Hike Leaders social will be posted soon.  A Snowshoeing Workshop is planed for December 5th.
  • When an event is full, members are encouraged to watch for cancellations (please don’t ask the leader to open more spaces).
  • Katherine Roberts has booked a location and date for the annual Backpacking Essentials Seminar for the spring.    Our thanks to Katherine for organizing this workshop.
  • Although some 2018 posted events are already starting to book up, all registrants to date must be members in 2018 to stay on the event registration lists (renewals will start in December).
  • The tentative date for the 2018 Annual General Meeting and Potluck Social is March 25.
  • Some of the Future Camps planned for 2018 will stay in draft mode for the winter.   Finalizing the dates depends on the personal schedules of our leaders and on balancing the schedule with other events posted by leaders.   More camps will be posted once those schedules become more clear.
  • Here is FMCBC’s September Newsletter.
  • Backpacker Magazine’s map of the Best Long Trails in the US
  • Our thanks to the members who have been helping to keep the group together during our outings.
Building Fitness for Longer and Harder Hikes

KHC has traditionally not been a “build-your-fitness-to-learn-to-hike” organization.     Although we could offer more of these kinds of walks, it would always depend on volunteer hike leaders offering those types of events, and our experienced hike leaders generally prefer to hike in the hills, so the majority of our events demand an established level of fitness.    For anyone wanting to build their fitness levels, the best way to start is to get out and walk 3 times a week.   After about 2 weeks, add a hilly route.   After 4 weeks, add 2 hilly routes per week.   After about 2 months you will be ready to tackle KHC’s moderate routes.   Keep up the regular routine of hiking hills and you will be ready to try some of the shorter, harder routes.   While you do all of this, use good shoes/boots and stretch between outings.

Featured Photos

E. Hennan – Coldwater River route

C. Pugle Moslin – Flumes

S. Chow – Enderby Cliffs

Lac le Jeune Lookout

 

Upcoming Events

Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but most are suitable for moderately fit people too. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me. Kamloops Trails