A Winter Walk in the Woods on Friday, January 14th

Calling all hikers.  It’s time for a Winter walk in the woods at Sutherland Hills Park.  The hike will start at 9 AM on Friday, January 14th from the Eco Centre parking lot at Mission Creek Park.  Crampons and rain gear could be required so bring them along.  This is a mellow, scenic hike of about 5 – 6 km.

World Cup CycleCross Race

If you’ve never seen a Cycle-cross race before check out this video.  It shows highlights from the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships for Elite MenCycle-cross races are super exciting as they involve many tight turns and rapid terrain changes.   These guys are GOOD !!

Hike instead of Ski

It’s too cold to ski, so why not hike instead. 

Let’s meet at the Knox Mountain parking lot at 12 PM on Wednesday, December 29th.  Climbing Knox should get us warmed up.  If not, coffee afterwards should do the trick.

Myra-Bellevue Hike on Sunday

We will hike at the Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park on Sunday November 28th.   Sunday looks like the best weather day this weekend. The hike will start at 9:30 AM from the Myra-Bellevue parking lot.  Click here for a map of the parking lot / trail head location.

We will explore some different trails from the one’s we hiked last time.  There are many to choose from.  Hope to see you there.

Okanagan Mountain Hike on Saturday

This Saturday, November 20th, Graham will lead us on a hike at Okanagan Mountain Park.  The hike will start at 9:30 AM from the trail head / parking lot on Lakeshore Road.  Click here for a map of the trail head.

Note:  The hike is on Saturday this week as snow and rain is expected on Sunday.  If you are a creature of habit and show up on Sunday, you may be going solo.

Hike Myra-Bellevue on Sunday

This Sunday (November 14th) Graham will lead us on a hike at the Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park.  The hike will start at 9:30 AM from the Myra-Bellevue parking lot.  Click here for a map of the starting point.  The route may include the legendary Teddy Bear Junction and Flamingo Flats.

Rose Valley Hike on Sunday

Thanks to Bob & Betty Perra for agreeing to lead us on a hike of the Rose Valley on Sunday, November 7th.  The hike will start at the Perra residence located at 2056 Rosealee Ln, West Kelowna at 9:30 AM.  Click here for a map of the starting point.

We will do the Turkey Vulture loop.   Click here for a map of the route.

  •  round trip time approx. 2.5 hours
  •  total distance 10.4 kms.
  •  elevation climb 419 meters

Last Sunday we had a great hike up to the summit of Black Mountain.  Obviously we all enjoyed it.  See the smiling faces in the feature picture. Thanks to Tom Ferguson for leading.

 

Black Mountain Hike on Halloween

On Sunday, October 31st we will hike to the top of Black Mountain.

  Approximately 11 km in total distance, out and back, the hike follows an old dirt and gravel road which leads to communication towers at the top of the mountain. The hike ends at an elevation of 1286 m, from which a panoramic view of Big White and Silver Star, plus Terrace and Okanagan Mountains is available.

We will meet at the trail head (Pyman Road and Hwy 33) at 9:30 am on Sunday to begin the hike.   Click here for trail head location.

The weather looks great so hope to see you there.

Killer Beez Sunday October 24th Hike

This Sunday, October 24th, we will be hiking Spion Kop in Lake Country.  For those of you unfamiliar with this location, it is the triangular peak, topped by a microwave tower, that rises between Okanagan and Wood lakes just north of old Winfield.  The views can be spectacular so hopefully we will have some good weather.

We will gather at the Old Mission trail head at 9:30 AM to start the hike.  When heading north on the Pelmewash Parkway turn left onto Ponderosa Rd.  Then turn right onto Old Mission Road and park near the South Underpass for Hwy 97.  Click here for a map of trail head location.

Like all Killer Beez hikes, this hike will proceed rain or shine.  Therefore come dressed accordingly.