KHC Weekly Update: September 25 – October 1, 2016


Feature photo by Katherine Roberts of  Kentucky-Alleyne Lake Provincial Park‎



Here are the events coming up in the next week:

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
Sunrise Mountain Exploration (Wendy) – Sun, Oct. 2
Paul Lake – Gibraltar Rock (Sam Chow & Katherine Roberts) – Sun, Oct. 2
Skoatl Point (D. Smith) – Wed, Oct. 5



Here are the latest events added by our leaders:

Snowshoeing 101 (Doug Smith) – Mon, Nov. 28
Blind Bay Bluffs-Balmoral Trailhead (Carole Pugle/John Moslin/Sam Chow) – Sun, Oct. 16
Six Mile Hills (Doug Smith) – Sun, Oct. 23
Moonlight Sonata in Mt. Robson/Berg Lake 2017 (Ed and Lois Hunter) – Sun, Sep. 3 – Fri, Sep. 8

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.

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



KTTA Are Looking for Volunteers

The Kamloops Thompson Trail Alliance is holding a work party event at Stake Lake on Saturday October 15. Everyone is welcome to come. Meet up will be at 9:30am at the Stake Lake day lodge.  The focus will be to clear the Bushwacker trail, a favorite snowshoeing route by many, of it’s deadfall.  Anyone interested in lending a hand can contact Clive Giolma at


APB From Smokey to the Bandit (s)

Breaker Breaker, calling all KHC Leaders!  Time to find out who has KHC club radios as well as  C-splints and bivy sacks.  Equipment manager, Greg, (aka smokey) needs all club leaders to contact him on what equipment stock you have and the condition it is in.
Thanks all those who have already responded to the inventory request.



Funding for B.C. Parks Letter Writing Campaign

The following email segment was sent from Jodi Appleton, Executive Director of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC  in August: As you may have heard through our August e-newsletter, or on social media, we were running a letter writing campaign for increased funding for BC Parks.  We have collected quite a number of photos which show examples of issues which could be addressed if funding was increased.  Some of them were showcased here;

Update:  September was an incredibly successful month for our #FundBCParks campaign. We did interviews with CBC British Columbia, Global News BC, CBC Radio’s All Points West, and News Talk CKNW, and were featured in numerous news articles. You can see all of our media highlights, past and present, in our brand-new FMCBC in the News page.

Please continue to send your photos directly to and help campaign for funding towards BC Parks.



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

Michelle Dressler

Raised in Saskatchewan, I came to Kamloops in 2006. I have been avidly involved with the KHC since 2011, serving in various board member positions and as a current hike Leader. During that time I have seen this club grow from 50 to 200 plus members, which has been astonishing!

Known as a ‘seasonal hiker’, I hibernate for the winter. So in Spring, I look forward to exploring many more trails and wish sharing it with others who are like minded in our club. See you on the trails!