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Central Okanagan Outdoors Club
Schedule for Sept & Oct 2016
Friends enjoying the Outdoors with Friends
The Central Okanagan Outdoors Club is an organization for active people who want to enjoy outdoor pursuits with others.
Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are regularly scheduled events. Many activities are planned for the central Okanagan area, but the Club organizes away trips to more distant spots. The emphasis is placed on the pleasure of the outdoor experience as well as safety of all participants.
Next Planning Meeting on Tues. Oct 11 @ 7pm at Deanna’s as a Social
Meeting Places: Kelowna-Apple Bowl on Burtch Road.
West Kelowna-Lordco parking lot corner of Main/Elliot (WK)
Lake Country-Berry Rd, church parking lot (LK)
Yearly Website Fee: Please pay hiking leader $5 if you have not done so already
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We need more people to join in the club, we need more people to get involved, we need more people to lead hikes/bikes/ski days…well, you get the picture. We need more people. We need YOU.
At our next meeting on November 11 at 7:00 PM, we want a great turnout. If you are willing to lead it doesn’t have to be a 20 km up Mt. Everest. If you are only interested in an easy Saturday hike of 5 km up Mt. Boucherie, chances are there are others who want the same thing.
Maybe you don’t want to lead a hike. Maybe you get lost trying to find your car in the parking lot. If so there are other things you can do to help. First off, show up at some meetings and give us your opinions, ideas and energy. Secondly, our web page ranking has slipped and we need to improve it. If you are technically savvy you might be able to help with that. If you are not technically savvy you still might have ideas on what would make it attractive.
If you are not technically savvy there are other ways to reach out and try to encourage more 40+age people to join our club. We need to set up a group of people who will focus on different issues like getting more people. Perhaps we will need some money to make them happen and that too is an option we can discuss.
Bottom line is that we need YOU to get involved. Come and help out in whatever way you can. Come out and suggest ideas, but please, please, please do come out.
NEXT PLANNING MEETING: Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 at Deanna’s home as a social. Bring your ideas and an appetizer for a great get together.
Rating & Notes
Sat Sept 17
North of Sicamous
Apple Bowl 7:40AM
Berry Rd 8:00AM
Sun Sept 18
Apple Bowl 8:00AM
Berry Rd 8:20 AM
Sun Sept 25
Apple Bowl 10:00AM
Sat Oct 1
Apple Bowl 9:00AM
High Clearance Vehicles
Sun Oct 2
Oliver to Orville
Bring a Lunch
Trail Head 10:00AM
East Boundary Rd
Tues Oct 11
And Bring the Fun
With your Great Ideas
Bring an appetizer
Your energy and have some fun
Bring it All!
Sat Oct 15
Trail Head 10:20AM
Sun Oct 16
Enderby to Mabel Lake
Group will decide
Where to hike as to who shows up
Leashed Dogs Welcome
1 ½ Hrs
Creekside Pub to Follow
Meet on Road near
This Hike is great for beginners to determine what level they are at
Last Thursday of
All types of Bikes welcomed
1.5 to 2 Hrs
Cumulative elevation Gain Distance Surface Conditions
Less than 300 m 1. up to 10 km A. Good Trail
300 to 600 m 2. 10 to 20 km B. Rough Trail
600 to 900 m 3. 20 to 30 km C. Off trail and/or bushwhacking and/or
900 m or more scrambling
D. Unknown & Exploratory
Cumulative Elevation Gain Distance Surface Conditions
Less then 300 m 1. Up to 30 km A. Mostly paved (road bikes ok)
300 to 600 m 2. 30-60 km B. Mostly gravel or dirt (Hybrids
600 to 900m 3. Over 60 km or mountain bikes only)
Apple Bowl Parking off of Burtch Rd is our meeting spot for Kelowna side.
The Central Okanagan Naturalist club also park at the Apple Bowl, for their Saturday events, on right side of entrance, so we will park on the left side of entrance.
The Tuesday Self Led Hike has been changed to 9:00 AM for the month of June, July and August
There will be a hike of July 23 to check out the COOC adopted trail and see if any work needs to be done on the trail.
We have the hikes and bike rides now rated from the info on the rating sheet. The rating info sheet will be attached to each schedule.
Let the leader of out of town bike rides know if you have extra room for extra bikes for the members that do not have bike racks for transporting.
Our new members this month at the meeting was Phil. Welcome from the members of COOC. We hope you enjoy the hikes and bike rides on this month’s schedule.
When a leader volunteers to lead a hike and has decided to take a certain path, please respect this leaders’ decisions and refrain from suggesting changing the route. When It’s your hike, you choose which ever way you want to go.
Club Activity Protocol
1 Listed time on schedule is departure time. Arrive earlier to facilitate carpooling and getting directions
2. Start the outing as a group. Finish as a group……stay together unless you’ve discussed this with the Leader beforehand.
3. The activity Leader should always be in the front and the designated Sweep always in the rear. All participants need to be aware of who is following and alert the rest if anyone is falling behind.
4. The Leader has volunteered to lead an activity. Please be appreciative of your hike leaders’ time and energy-arrive early of scheduled time, do follow the leader on the route/length of hike planned and do be aware that the length is just an estimate and will often vary.
5. Fitness level is important to ensure all participating have an enjoyable and safe outing.
6. Equip yourself properly for the planned activity including water, food, footwear and appropriate weather
7. Leave no trace……whatever you carry in, you carry out.
8. Dogs are welcome on hikes where indicated and if not indicated, call the hike leader ahead to confirm. Please have a leash available since some parks and areas require dogs leashed and also be prepared to drive your own car.
****THE LEADER HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY PARTICIPANT THEY FEEL IS NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE PACE OF THE GROUP-ESPECIALLY THE LONGER ADVANCED ACTIVITIES. ****