KHChirps

KHChirps are posted as short news items each month.

  • KHC is pleased to see new members attending events this month.   Any questions can be addressed with the Hike Leader and info has been posted here based on questions that have arisen.
  • Every event is different.   Some are easy, some are hard, some have a faster group and some have a slower group.   A few events accommodate a wide range of abilities.   In most cases, the event listing makes it clear, but if new members are unsure, just contact the hike/snowshoe leader.
  • Our Guests Policy is fairly clear and can be seen on the website page (link).   It is very likely that the 2016 Board of Directors will revise this policy for 2016 – 2017 in the spring.
  • Our Dogs policy is also clearly stated and dog owners should be sure to read it carefully (link).
  • The Membership process went fairly smoothly.   Behind the scenes doing all the work was Dave Schmidt, Frith Powell, Wendy Kineshanko, and Anthony Stahn.   Our thanks to the team for all their hard work.
  • KHC also has a good kayaking program.   A meeting is set up for April 10th (link) to plan ahead.
  • Questions have arisen about signing up for the backpacking trips.   In some cases, bookings were required 6 months in advance, some people had to book holidays at year-end for the upcoming year, and sometimes leaders have to book off their own time.   The result is early planning, sometimes before new members could sign-up.   New members can either watch for cancellations (there always are some) or for new events to be posted.   At the other end of the spectrum, some leaders post their trips in the last month once they know their schedule better.   There will be lots of opportunities for everyone.
  • Changes to an event happen for a variety of reasons – conditions, weather, personal business, route changes (ie logging, road closures, avalanche danger, and so on).   Always check the event listing and comments in the last 48 hours for any possible changes.   An event leader may choose to email the participants, if required.
  • Members’ photos are most often posted to a Facebook Group – Kamloops Hiking Club (Members Only).   To become a member of this group, you need to have a Facebook friend in the group to invite you into it.   The other Facebook group – Kamloops Hiking – may also have some photos, but 80% of the group are non-members.
  • The question has been asked, “How do I become a Hike Leader?”  This document – Hike Leaders Training – is available on the Hike Leaders Help page.

 

Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but most are suitable for moderately fit people too. Since I am out several times a week, I post one (or two) event(s) each week and I invite a small group of like-minded people to join me. Kamloops Trails