West Ironmask on the Ice

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 3, 2019 5:35 pm

The trailhead to the Ironmask Hills off the Lac le Jeune Road has been a wonderful addition to our trail network. In winter these are fat bike and snowshoe trails. When the snows have melted, they can be used for hiking and mountain biking. There may be seasonal closures for grazing so we need to check the KPCC website in advance if we can, and to …


Thompson River Ramble – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 1, 2019 5:32 pm

The Rivers Trail (West) is a well-used track for hikers, walkers, dog walkers, and cyclists. It starts at the end of Aviation Way and joins Tranquille Road just past the Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility. An-out-and back hike on the double track is 10 km of level walking. On the river side is a jungle of wetland shrubs and trees. On the north side is …


Uniting behind a plan for a multiuse park on Mac Island…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 31, 2019 3:58 pm

Some thoughts I recorded this morning….   View the full article from the original source


Diet for a healthy planet and people

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: January 31, 2019 2:58 pm

Reducing meat consumption has environmental benefits and is good for individual health, not to mention the pocketbook! (Photo: Max Delsid via Unsplash) Just as avoiding climate catastrophe isn’t the only reason to phase out fossil fuels, it’s not the only reason to curtail meat consumption. Phasing out fossil fuels will reduce habitat destruction a …


Moonscaped – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 30, 2019 5:30 pm

The Moonscape Trail winds along the benchlands east of Sun Rivers.   It is not an official trail, but it it used frequently by locals and area mountain bikers, dog walkers, runners, and hikers.    Anyone choosing to use the trail should heed posted signage if there is any.   On a day at the start of winter we hiked out and back on the trail, leavin …


Winding Through the Sage Bluffs

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 28, 2019 5:28 pm

In the late fall or late winter shoulder season, the trails winding through the rocky hills overlooking the Thompson River will be less icy or snowy than the higher trails of Kenna Cartwright Park.   the parking area is off Bunker Road just in behind the recycling area.   The trailhead is the start of the Sage Trail and a good loop route is Sage – …


Across the East Zion Slickrock

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 26, 2019 5:22 pm

Zion National Park is a busy place and all of the hiking trails in the main canyon are very well-used, but routes can be hiked in the East Zion area which few people venture into.    Most of these are routes that require navigation and scrambling.   There are few parking spots, no trail signs, no cairns, and lots of steep terrain.    A few locals k …


Canadian pipeline push promotes false and misleading claims

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: January 25, 2019 2:49 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses reporters about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. Much of the information governments and media are spreading about pipelines is false. (Photo: Premier of Alberta via Flickr) An Angus Reid poll found 58 per cent of Canadians think lack of pipeline capacity is a national crisis. They …


Roving Over Dewdrop Ridge – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 24, 2019 5:20 pm

One of our favorite hikes in the Kamloops area has no trail, but the open slopes to the top of Dewdrop Ridge allow easy access to wonderful views. The parking area is on the Dewdrop Range Road at the first parking area on the right. Hikers can strike off bearing south, picking whichever opening in the scattered trees that looks easiest. The route t …


Chinle Trail – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 23, 2019 5:18 pm

The desert hills of southwestern Utah run from the border with Arizona right up to the first peaks of Zion National Park.   There are some trails through these hills outside of the park that are too hot to hike, except in shoulder season or in winter.   In late fall, we hiked a couple of them while on a trip to Zion.   The Chinle Trail starts at th …