KHC weekly update – Feb 20, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by Thomas Blackburn on a recent Tramp with the KHC.

— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are this week’s upcoming events:

The Spine No More. A Mystery Hike!!! (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Sunday
Backpacking Essentials Seminar (Katherine Roberts) – Sunday
Batchelor Ridge Hike (Doug Smith) – Wednesday
GPS Receiver and Mapping Fundamentals (Jeremy Markel) – Thursday

— NEW EVENTS —

Be sure to check the website regularly for newly added events. The upcoming four are featured on the home page and the rest can be found by clicking the link to New Events.

— NEWS ITEMS–

Ticks Season:
Ticks season has started. Be sure to take precautions for yourself and your pets. Please check yourself regularly during the hike as well as at the end.

T-Shirts:
There has been a t-shirt committee established to put together an offering of t-shirts available for purchase. Examples of the shirts for ordering and sizing will be available at the upcoming AGM. The ordering process and price is yet to be determined.

KHC YouTube:
A YouTube channel has been created for sharing KHC hiking videos. Please check out: KHC YouTube Channel

Here is an example of what you will find.

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaI3nAiiQes[/embedyt]

 

AGM Potluck:
Reminder that the AGM is coming up. All members are encouraged to come out to this fun social event. Not only is their a potluck but it is also your chance to vote on new and returning board members or to put your name forward for consideration. The position of Treasurer still needs someone to put their name forward for next year. Executive board seats are also available. Click here to sign up for the event.

— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

As a member of the hiking club, when participating KHC events you are expected to have with you the 10 essentials. Club member Jeremy Markel has written an article on the subject that can be found on his site Camping Canucks. Please read the article here.

https://www.campingcanucks.com/the-ten-essentials/

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 anthony.stahn@gmail.com. The intention is to publish this weekly on Saturdays.

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!