March 2016 ACTIVITY SCOREBOARD

Last month saw our members participating in many cross-over season activities, including urban hikes, bowling, out of town snow-shoe and hiking excursions as well as a couple end-of-season XC ski trips.

In March we …

CORE Trip skiing at Assiniboine Lodge

Joined in a CORE Trip skiing at Assiniboine Lodge

 

Hike Grass Pass - Gunnery Creek AND Marl Lake Snowshoe

Hiked Grass Pass – Gunnery Creek AND Snowshoed at Marl Lake

 

Hikes in Brown Lowery Park, Bow Valley and Horseshoe Canyon

Hiked in Brown-Lowery Park, Bow Valley Park and Horseshoe Canyon

March 2016 Club Meeting

The March meeting featured a presentation on Winter Trail Operations and 2013 Flood Impacts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park by James Cieslak, Trails Coordinator for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Guess how many foot bridges there are in PLPP…

Bridge over Ribbon Creek

April 2016 Club Meeting

Tuesday April 26, 2016 – 7 p.m.

Join us at the Scarboro Community Hall, 1727 – 14 Ave SW. The presentation for the evening will be:

 New Mexico and Northern Texas – Hikes and Sights

Cliff Caves in New Mexico

Cliff Caves in New Mexico

New Mexico and Northern Texas – Hikes and Sights, presented by long-time members, Carol & Harvey. You’ll see petroglyphs etched into volcanic basalt, pueblos built into volcanic ash cliffs, and hiking trails lined with cactus and other desert plants. After the presentation, a trip planning ‘session’ is being planned by the executive.

SAFETY

Bear Activity Reports will resume in the spring, around May/June, depending on the level of bear activity.  And a few bears are already venturing out this spring!  Meanwhile, the big safety issue is still avalanche conditions.

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Interior Ranges April 1 – 3

http://www.avalanche.ca/news/Vv675iUAAOFF69QQ/spaw20160401

EXECUTIVE CORNER

CORE Events Notifications

If you haven’t been receiving notifications from CORE about calendar events or critical messages from your Executive, and would like to, just drop a note to the membership Coordinator, or to mailbox@corehike.org, and we’ll get you added to the mail out list.

Contacting your CORE Executive

Members are welcome to contact your Executive via email. Our email addresses are available on the Executive Contact Info page on the CORE website. Use your Member password to access.

Website Updates

Your executive has been working to improve the look and navigation of the website, so you may notice some changes from time to time. Last month we implemented a new CORE Photo Tour “Slider” which will hold more photos. We’ve also refreshed the slide set to be a bit more current. If you have a favorite CORE excursion photo that you would like to see featured in the CORE Photo Tour, kindly send the FOTKI link to the picture to the CORE Communications Coordinator,  and we’ll do our best to add it to the picture stream.

Photo Albums

We would like to recognize the efforts of those who post pictures in our Fotki albums.  Please include your shutterbug’s names or initials somewhere in your album descriptions.

Also, we like to highlight in the monthly CORE Newsletter as many of our events as possible with pictures from the CORE photo albums. Please remember to take a few photos on your trips and post them. If you don’t know how, please contact one of the Executive members, or ask your event leader.

Revelstoke Weekend August Long Weekend

Fri. Jul. 29 to Mon. Aug. 1 (3 nights).

 Glacier House Resort, Revelstoke (10.5 kms north of Revelstoke along Columbia River)

http://www.glacierhouse.com/

Summary: (Complete information is posted on the CORE Calendar)

Cabins are filling up and we have 18 people booked so far. The weekend is bound to be lots of fun.

If you are one person interested in attending but want to get other people before booking a cabin, please let Cheryl know and she will contact you when other(s) also let her know, then someone can book a cabin.

For more information about booking accommodation or on the hikes already planned, please visit the CORE event calendar.

The Norseman Outdoor Shop Special Event

Save this date for a special CORE event!: Wednesday, May 4th (6:30 p.m.)
Staff at the Norseman Outdoor Specialists (formerly Norseman X-C Ski & Hike Shop) have offered to provide an educational talk and tour of their store, focusing on hiking clothing and apparel (e.g., hiking pants, shirts, tops, rain wear, hats), plus gear like boots, poles and backpacks. The event will begin at 6:30. Towards the end of the evening there will be a chance to do a little browsing and shopping. CORE members are eligible for a 10% discount on hiking items (as long as they are not on sale). Please bring your membership card. Address: 4655 37 St SW (a block north of Glenmore Trail)

Ask your Exec

If CORE members have any questions about club policies or procedures, just email us at mailbox@corehike.org and a member of the Executive will respond. If the question is of general interest, we’ll include it with the answer in the next newsletter.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE STORIES

If any CORE members have an interesting story to relate, and you would like it to appear as an Adventure Blog on the CORE website, kindly send it in MS word format along with a PIC or so to the CORE Communications Coordinator (or to mailbox@corehike.org). Topics can range from a direct CORE hiking outing to adventurous travel stories (sorry, no family vacations to Harry Potter World). We’ll likely edit it a bit (we have some skilled proof readers on the CORE Exec), and will post it on the CORE website in the Newsletter and Adventure Story section.

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