KHC weekly update – Apr 23, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Sam Chow at Sabiston Creek.

— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are this week’s upcoming events:

Castle Butte (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Sunday
Clearwater River Trail (1st Canyon – Spahats Falls) (Tom Blackburn) – Sunday
Deep Lake Climb & Dine (Ed Hennan) – Sunday
Beginners & Backpackers Blackwell Trails (Wendy) – Tuesday
GPS Receiver and Mapping Fundamentals (Jeremy Markel) – Tuesday
Rousseau Hill Δ (Tom Blackburn) – Wednesday
Strolls R Us Rivers Trail (Katherine Roberts) – Wednesday
Trail Work Party… Dewdrop Trail (Al Michel) – Saturday

— NEW EVENTS —

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 —

Valley View meet-up spot caution – Cars towed

A cautionary note to NOT leaving your car parked at the Princess Auto lot in Valley View during a hike when you carpool with someone else. The company who owns the lot towed 40 vehicles last Wednesday.  KHC hike leaders are advised to find alternatives.

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.

Some information for paddlers

There is some good info for paddlers in the Ocean River Sports newsletter.  It is a bit of a ad for their business, but there is always a lot of good info for paddlers, like the Saturna tours, packing guides, etc.  Check out their blog at http://oceanriver.com/blog/


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

I nominate this song as the KHC anthem and all hikers must sing this song while hiking!

 

— 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!