KHC weekly update – Apr 16, 2016


Feature photo by‎ Sam Chow on the Hike For Wildlife fundraiser event with KHC.


Here are this week’s upcoming events:

Clearwater River Trail (1st Canyon – 3rd Canyon) – Wells Gray (Tom Blackburn) – Sunday
Paul Lake and Gibraltar Rock (Carole Pugle / John Moslin) – Sunday
Paul Lake Paddle (Greg Arvidson) – Sunday
Neskonlith Wildflower Meadows/Aylmer(Star) Lake (Lois and Ed Hunter) – Monday
Two-2 Trek ~ Kenna Cartwright Park (Michelle Dressler) – Monday
Two- 2 Trek ~ Tranquille Creek (Michelle Dressler) – Tuesday
BEGINNERS & BACKPACKERS – Barnes Lake Hike (Wendy Kineshanko) – Tuesday
The Guardsmen on Tranquille (Tom Blackburn) – Wednesday
Hike Leader Training – Adding / Managing Events (Anthony Stahn) – Friday
Sabiston Creek Hike (Michelle Dressler) – Saturday
Sunrise Mountain Δ (Wendy) – Saturday


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.


News items from the board

Contact information:  Please remember to ensure that your contact information is up to date.  Hike leaders may need to contact you by phone or email.  Please check your KHC site profile to ensure accuracy.

Check your supplies: Reminder to everyone to check their first aid supplies each year before putting the pack together.   Some of the items such as sunscreen, antibiotic creams, bug spray and bug bite relief items have an expiry date and may need to be changed.   Also check bandages, band aids etc to make sure their packages are still undamaged and sterile.

Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance spring work party

The Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance wishes to invite KHC members to the Dew Drop trail spring work party on  Saturday, April 30. Trail maintenance, such as clearing and drainage improvements will be performed. Please help maintain two of the most popular hiking trails in the Kamloops area. Contact Al Michel 250 851 3669 for further details or check out their Facebook page.


Great reminder on what we need to do to practice responsible hiking.


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

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

Happy Hiking!