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Larch Hills eNews – Full Moon Ski Jan. 22, Seeking New Treasurer, Sicamous to Larch Hills Ski, and Larch Lake Bogs

Tuesday evening, Jan. 22
Larch Hills Chalet Soup & Buns Supper and Night of the Full Moon Ski.

Meet for supper at 5:45 p.m., at the Chalet. Bring a pot of your favourite soup to share and some buns to share. Bring a soup bowl, a spoon and a mug. There are 4 stove top elements to keep the soups warm and a 2-burner Coleman propane stove will be available to warm soup outside. No host. No RSVP.

The full moon comes over the Hunter’s Range at about 6:48 p.m. that night.
Cloudy or clear let’s have supper together and then go for a ski!  

A Larch Hills Ski & Snowshoe Traverse Proposal: Sicamous to the Larch Hills Chalet in early February.

For more information – see link here. Contact: George at 250-832-9335 or gjzorn@shaw.ca

An Invitation to Ski the Larch Lake Bogs Route this Winter

 
‘Frodo’s Bog’, ‘Bilbo’s Bog’ – over the years we’ve skied across these beautiful spaces under the stars and in all kinds of weather and snow conditions. To Larch Hills skiers they’re special friends! Have you explored some of Frodo’s and Bilbo’s higher ground “cousins”? If not, you are in for a surprise!

The Larch Lake Bogs Route is located north and east of Cec’s Cabin. See map here. There are four distinctly different bogs along this well marked, 3.8K, mostly non-track set ski route. The bogs range in length from 100M to 400M. Along the way you’ll ski through old growth forests of towering White Pine, huge Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar, past young pine plantations and along riparian areas. Listen for the call of a Raven. Read the adventures of animal tracks written in the snow.

When skiing on the Bogs route it’s best to wear off-track, wide skis for stability, but a pair of regular width no wax skis should work fine if you are careful – depending on snow conditions. Big-basket poles are a must in the deep snow.

Along the route, at junctions with track set trails (Larch Hills Road and Larch Lake Loop) there are route signs showing your location. There is also a route sign at Cec’s Cabin.

As of the early January 2019 the Larch Lake Bogs route is now open for the season. Last Saturday a group of volunteers worked on the 400M Bog segment: removing obstacles with hand tools, hanging ribbon to clearly define the route and placing a “Gentle Slope – Detour” sign near the top of one challenging little hill. This week similar work on the other bogs route segments was completed. Route signs have been posted.

Enjoy exploring the Larch Hills were ever your skis take you!


January 4, 2007: group on 400M Bog


January 7, 2019: Lorne, Jeanetta and Pat on 40M Bog Route
 

Club is seeking a new Treasurer starting from the March 2019 AGM

Allan Bahen is stepping down as treasurer after six years. The position involves paying the club’s bills, depositing trail fees and donations into the clubs accounts and reporting the financial position of the club at various executive and general meetings. The club has hired a bookkeeping service (SOS Office Services) to do the bookkeeping and account reconcilations. An accounting firm handles the year end financial report. The treasurer with assistance of SOS prepares an annual operating budget. Allan is willing to assist the new treasurer in their startup. If interested please contact Allan by phone 250-832-8484 or email allanbahen@gmail.com

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