KHC weekly update – Mar 19, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by Carole Duval Pugle at the Upper and Lower Flume trails with the KHC.

— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are this week’s upcoming events:

A Spring Goose (D. Smith) – Sunday
Clean up the Dewdrop – With Kamloops Naturalist Club (Clive Giolma) – Sunday
Battle Bluff (Wendy) – Sunday
AGM and Potluck Dinner (Kamloops Hiking Club) – Sunday
Dewdrop Ridge Loop (D. Smith) – Wednesday
TRAMPS R US – THE WHEELER BLUFFS (Paul Battjes) – 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.

The KHC T-shirt committee will be at the AGM with a table of t-shirts for members to try on.  This is the first year introducing these shirts as merchandise to the club.  There will be no ordering of them at this event, just a chance to check out  the styles, colours and fabric and get the general members feedback on them. An online ordering system is being set up on our website and most likely will be ready by mid April.

Event Variety

There is quite a diverse grouping of events held and coming up for KHC members.  Hiking, biking, paddling, backpacking and information session events have all been or will be held this month.  A huge thank you to the leaders putting on these great events.  Our membership is lucky to have such committed volunteers!


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

Backpacking season is pretty much here (unless you are into winter camping).  If you are not excited, maybe this will help.  Here is a YouTube video showing the fantastic Rockwall hike in the Kootenay National Park. This is one of the many backpacks trips that the KHC is offering its members this year.

Note:  This video and its creator are not affiliated with the Kamloops Hiking Club.

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— 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!