KHC weekly update – June 26, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Greg Arvidson on a KHC hike to the Gatling Gorge.


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Downriver: Westsyde to McArthur Island ≈ (D. Smith) – Sun, Jun. 26
An Afternoon in the Savona Caves (Anton Stefanac) – Sun, Jun. 26
Kenna in the Evening 2.0 (Anton Stefanac) – Tue, Jun. 28
Murtle Lake ≈ Δ * (Tom Blackburn) – Tue, Jun. 28 – Sun, Jul. 3
Mt. Kerr Δ * (D. Smith) – Wed, Jun. 29


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders (in order by date added):

Kenna in the Evening 2.0 (Anton Stefanac) – Tue, Jun. 28
Kenna Cartwright – Loaded (Sheila Powell) – Tue, Jul. 5
A Forest Hike in the Outer Inks (D. Smith) – Wed, Nov. 30
Logan Lake Trails (D. Smith) – Wed, Nov. 2
Baldy Mountain Δ (Doug Smith) – Wed, Sep. 21
Trophy 2 (John Moslin, Carole Pugle) – Tue, Jul. 5
Clearwater Lake (Doug Smith) – Sun, Jul. 10 – Mon, Jul. 11
Joffre Lakes Hike (Katherine Roberts) – Sun, Jul. 10
Joss Mountain Δ (Tom Blackburn) – Sat, Aug. 13
Mount Davis Δ (Tom Blackburn) – Tue, Jul. 26

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.  Also, be sure to check for last minute cancellations if the event your are interested in is fully booked.


— NEWS ITEMS —

KHC hike leaders want to hear from you

Summer is here and our leaders are always wanting feedback on places and trails you would like to venture to this year. We have started a forum topic ( right side of the page) for you to send us your outdoor activity “wish list”. Whether it be backpacking to the Rocky Mountains, day hiking to beautiful water falls in Wells Gray Park, road biking in the Shuswap , or even paddling the blue waters of Johnson Lake……the KHC leaders are here to do our best to make it happen. So start the discussion today!!

T-shirt due date today

June 26 is the last day to put in your t-shirt orders. Get one for a friend or have your partner surprise you with one as a gift! This is will be the last chance to receive your shirts for the summer. Next order date will not be submitted until late Fall. Click here to go to the shop.

Celebrate Canada Day with Parks Canada

Visitors can celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday on Friday, July 1, with free admission at all national parks, national marine conservation areas, and Parks Canada-administered national historic sites.  Visit their website for more information.


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Heat-Related Emergencies: Staying Cool and Hydrated in Canadian Summers

It is important for everyone enjoying the outdoors to know how to prevent heat emergencies, recognize when someone has been in the heat for too long, and be able to provide help when needed. Click here for some helpful hints.

 


— 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!