KHChirps (Update)

Winter has arrived.   Some short December news items follow:


  • We have about 110 renewal registrations from last year and about 75 new ones.   Most of these have also paid their fees and completed waivers.   All three must be fully completed before the membership for 2015 can be confirmed.
  • From Dave Schmidt (president/membership director) – “Hello Renewing and New Members:  This is a reminder for all new and renewing members to please make sure that:
    1.  Registration forms are submitted (everyone, included returning members) . Any corrections be submitted to
    2. Waivers are completed and confirmation emails answered. Upon completion of your waiver,  a confirmation email is sent to your inbox. A link is provided for you to select; this confirms your email and waiver for us.  Unless it is completed, registration can’t be completed.
    3.  Fees must be paid in full.
    All must be completed to complete your registration;  only completed registrations will be given access to the web site.  If you have any concerns/questions, please feel free to email:
  • The KHC AGM has been tentatively set for March 14 at Barnhartvale Hall.


  • All KHC members are also members of the Federation of Mountain Clubs (website).
  • FMCBC’s November Newsletter.

Peaks Series

  • The deadline for registering the peaks you have bagged is December 15th (link).

Snowshoeing Season

An important note – KHC Snowshoe Outings fall into three broad categories as noted below:

  • Designated snowshoe trails – these are user-pay, owner-maintained trails (Sun Peaks, Stake Lake, Sovereign Lakes, Larch Hills, Skmana Lake, etc).   These are suitable for a wide range of abilities.
  • Local snowed-in trails and tracks – leaders know these routes and the difficulty ranges from easy to more difficult, but most are suitable for members; read the event listing carefully to make sure it is the right one for you
  • Explorations and Summits – these are posted by experienced leaders and may be more difficult and/or off-trail; leaders will be very specific about the requirements and expectations in their event listings
  • All snowshoeing events are subject to weather conditions; check the listing in the last 1-3 days before the event for updates
  • Some events/conditions/routes will be suitable for dogs and some will not; it is up to the leader to determine this
  • Snowshoe outings may vary from large groups and easy…. to small groups and challenging and everything in between;  read the event listing carefully to determine which events are right for you

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Doug Smith

Retired now, I get into the outdoors most days to hike, paddle, camp, run, snowshoe, or explore. Some of my activities involve more difficult routes, but a few are also suitable for moderately fit people who like a bit of a challenge. 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