KHC weekly update – Mar 12, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by Thomas Blackburn on a recent snowshoe on Iago Mt. with the KHC.

— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are this week’s upcoming events:

Painted Bluffs Prov. Park (Clive g) – Sunday
East Mara Summit Δ (Doug Smith) – Sunday
On the Dirt (Doug Smith) – Wednesday
Sugarloaf Mtn Loop Wanderweg (Michelle Dressler) – Friday
Double Flume Trails- 2 Hikes in One (Carole Pugle) – Saturday
TRAMPS R US – SOMEPLACE AWESOME! (Paul Battjes) – Saturday
Bear and Cougar Awareness Presentation (Michelle Dressler) – 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 —

AGM

The Kamloops Hiking Club AGM is once again upon us.  Please join us on Sunday, March 20th for a pot luck, gear swap and of course the meeting itself.  Lots of spaces still available. Sign up here.

Bear / Cougar Awareness Presentation

The KHC along with the Kamloops Conservation Office will holding a Bear/ Cougar Awareness Presentation on Saturday, March 19 from 10:30am-12:30pm downtown. A valuable 2 hour info session of what to do if you encounter one of these animals on the trails, how to better understand their behaviour when approached by one, as well as other helpful hints.  Hear real life encounters from the Conservation officer themselves. For more information and to sign up click on the link http://www.kamloopshikingclub.net/events/bear-and-cougar-awareness-presentation/.

Changing Weather

Just a reminder that weather this time of year is marginal. The leader for your event may comment on the event listing in the last 24 hours to change or confirm plans.  Please be sure to check the event listing you signed up for.
Trails are  starting to drive out with upper elevations still having some snow.  Be prepared for varying conditions  depending on where your event is taking place.  If you are at all unsure, contact your hike leader.


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Wildlife activity will be increasing over the next few weeks and encounters are a real possibility in and around the city.  If you would like to see where wildlife sightings have been reported, check out the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) website.  You can find it here: https://wildsafebc.com/warp/

— 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!