KHC weekly update – Sept 24, 2016

— FEATURE PHOTO —

Feature photo by‎ Anton Stefanac on the Lower Icefields Parkway backpack with KHC.


— UPCOMING EVENTS —

Here are the events coming up in the next week:

Monck Park Hike and Picnic Social ~Fall wind-up (Michelle Dressler) – Sat, Sep. 24
Enderby Cliffs (Sam Chow and Katherine Roberts) – Sat, Sep. 24
World River Day/The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up (Gerry Hoye) – Sun, Sep. 25
Kentucky and Alleyne Lakes (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Sun, Sep. 25
KVR Brookmere Loop Wanderweg (Michelle Dressler) – Sat, Oct. 1
Double Flumes- Upper and Lower (Carole Pugle) – Sat, Oct. 1
TRAMPS R US – Mystery Canyon & Cave (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Oct. 1


— RECENTLY ADDED EVENTS —

Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

TRAMPS R US – Mystery Canyon & Cave (Paul Battjes) – Sat, Oct. 1
Paul Lake – Gibraltar Rock (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Sun, Oct. 2
Double Flumes- Upper and Lower (Carole Pugle) – Sat, Oct. 1
Six Mile Hills (Doug Smith) – Sun, Oct. 23
Sunrise Mountain Exploration (Wendy) – Sun, Oct. 2
Moonlight Sonata in Mt. Robson/Berg Lake 2017 (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Sep. 3 – Fri, Sep. 8
North Batchelor Ridge Δ (Doug Smith) – Sun, Oct. 16

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 —

What a summer!

What a terrific summer of hiking and backpacking for the KHC members. A huge thank you goes out to all the KHC hike leaders for volunteering their time to organize these events. Without you this simply just couldn’t happen.

New interim KHC president

Katherine Roberts has stepped down temporarily until further notice to focus on her family. The BOD would like to thank Katherine for all her had work and guidance for the club for the past 10 months. We wish her the best and hope to see her on the trails. Michelle Dressler has stepped in as acting club president until further notice.

Bears and cougars and hikers, oh my!

Bear and Cougar sightings are becoming more prevalent  in our local hiking areas.  Be sure to have your dog on a leash, carry bear spray, make noise while out hiking and be safe by hiking in a group. The area around Battle Bluff Trail on Frederick Road is still considered closed by BC Parks until further notice due to recent sightings of cougars.

Hats and shirts make great gifts

KHC ‘Tramps are Us’ hats and KHC T-shirts make a great Christmas gift.  Orders are now taking place for the season, so get online before the ordering season wraps up. Next order date after this will be in Spring of 2017.  A T-shirt try on date will be set for October. Watch website for details.


— ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT —

#Fundbcparks

The FMCBC is working to get momentum for increased BC Parks funding. They’re asking that this flyer be distributed at to gain more awareness of their campaign.  Click here to get a copy of the flyer.


— 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!