Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kaslo River Trails are Open

The Kaslo River Trail south still has some flooding on the lower trails so please use the upper by-pass trails. The Lettrari Loop trail is no longer flooded. Watch for muddy sections, and be especially careful where the trail is close by the river. If the river rises again, please watch for flooding and let us know whats happening on the trails.

Thanks, and Happy Trails.

Work party for landscape planting for the Unity Bridge May 27

Please join us for a landscaping work bee "planting the plants" for the south side of the Unity Bridge this Sunday, May 27 starting at 9am. Please bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows…..and of course snacks and water.
Special thanks to Dana Gallinger, Val Koenig, and Charles DePape for all their work on this project.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Trail work party Wednesday May 2 9am

This Wednesday May 2 at 9am the trail work party will be working on the chain link fence that separates the Waterfront Lakeside trail from the Kaslo Ship Yard. For tools, a pair of pliers please. Meet at the Kaslo Ship Yard work shed (the green building) west from the Moyie along the trail.
Hope to see you there.
Stu


Monday, April 16, 2018

Work party today cancelled

Work party/bee 9:30am today at Kaslo Family Mountain Bike Park is cancelled due to poor weather. Will re-schedule.
Thanks
Stu


AGM this Friday 7:00 at the Seniors Hall

Don't forget our amalgamated KORTS AGM this Friday.
We have hired a trail coordinator , and have received significant funds for trail work.
 Come out a give us your opinion on which project is most important to you.

Work party Monday April 16th

Kaslo Family Mountain Bike Park trail cleaning work bee....Monday April 16th (its a Pro Day at school so the kids can come out and help!), from 9:30am to noon. Raking off needles, small twigs, leaf debris and general clean-up after the winter. Meet at the lower trails...walk or ride up from the Higashi Way/Railroad Ave trailhead and take your 1st left trail. Wear work gloves and bring a leaf rake. Younger kids can pick up twigs etc and older kids can rake. Rain or shine (unless its pouring buckets or there's snow on the ground!).

Recreation Tenure Proposals for the Purcells

Forwarded from Kootenay Mountaineering Club FB page ...

Deadline for comments May 13, 2018 
I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the two tenure proposals for the Purcells. One is for a non-mechanized operation to include ski touring and summer hiking and the other proposal is for a mechanized
tenure for heli skiing in the winter and heli mountain biking in the summer plus a few other activities. The Helicopter proposed zone surrounds Mount Loki. Time is running out to comment. Here are links to both proposals. Make sure to voice your opinion. 
Follow this link to view and comment on the Mechanized Heli Ski and Heli Biking tenure application in the Purcell Mountains.
https://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=54966
Follow this link to view and comment on the Non-Mechanized Lodge Based Ski Touring and Summer Hiking application in the Purcell Mountains.
https://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=54933


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KORTS AGM Friday April 20

Please mark your calendar!
.the amalgamated KORTS (Kaslo Trailblazers Society & Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society) AGM is this Friday April 20 at 7pm at the Kaslo Seniors Hall. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Nordic condition

After the recent snow, our Nordic ski trails have been freshly packed, groomed and track set today. They are in excellent condition with a smooth and stable x-country ski track. Enjoy some spring skiing for a maybe few more weeks.....best in the afternoon once its warmed....fastest in the morning cold and likely quite icy.
Stu

Friday, February 2, 2018

Name Change

As of Jan. 31, 2018 our new name will be Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society: KORTS for short.
We are still a charitable society and can give out Charitable Donation receipts for Donations $20 or more to be used to build and maintain trails in and around Kaslo.
The name change is due to the joining of a number of clubs that use and maintain trails.
We now consist of the following former clubs:
Kaslo Trailblazers Society
Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society
Kaslo Nordic Club
Kaslo Mountain Bike Initiative
Kaslo Kids Mountain Bike Park
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