Thursday, October 22, 2020

Second Nordic Work Party 2020

 With the Cross-country ski season just around the corner, its time to get the trails in shape for skiing. A brushing and limbing work party is planned for Sunday October 25 from 10am to 1pm

We will meet at the Moose Meadow warm-up and equipment cabin. To get there, drive 6.5km west from the Community Garden 4-way stop, on Hwy 31A. You can either park at the Nordic ski trailhead sign/kiosk and walk the 1km up to the cabin, or drive up the road…..normally any vehicle except very low clearance ones are ok on the road.  Families welcome! The cabin will be warm for lunch or snacks after the work party for those who wish to enjoy some time there.

KORTS will provide brush saws and chain saws, but if you have one of these please bring it along. Also, if you have a long handled limbing saw or large loppers please bring it with you. 

If there is a lot of snow on the ground on Sunday morning the work party may be postponed…..please check your emails on Sunday before departing Kaslo.

Happy Trails

First Nordic Work Party 2020 9- noon

  Building shed for roller and Blade

Please meet at Equipment shed at 9 am. Bring tool belt if you have one


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Koots Hide and Seek sculpture installation

This sculpture installation done by Argenta artists Spring Shine, Christopher Peterson and Yvonne Boyd can be seen along the Kaslo River South Trail

The video was shot by John Mercy

Kootenay TV video

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hide and Seek

 There is something special happening along the Kaslo River South Trail these days!…..visitors are coming to Kaslo to see the newly installed “Hide and Seek” Koots Sculpture(s). Yvonne Boyd (one of the sculpture artists) gave a great interview with CBC last week and its spreading far and wide. Yesterday on the trail I encountered a couple from Squamish who are on a “local BC” tour staying in Nelson who came to Kaslo for the day specifically to see the Koots Sculptures. They said that while they have great trails around Squamish……..they don’t have anything like this!!

Several other trail walker visitors commented on the sculptures, describing them as “fun to encounter” and “lively”.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

KORTS trail work party Saturday Sept 12 9am - noon

 Our work party this Saturday will be a repeat of a previous one…..carrying wood bridge treads into the Serenade trail and hammering them in place. We will meet at the first wind sock at the Kaslo airstrip at 9am. 

For tools…..a hammer and a large..ish pack to haul the 2’ long pieces of wood.
Happy Trails  Stu

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Work party Saturday Aug 29 9am to noon

  The work party this Saturday will focus on the new section of the Lettrari Loop trail recently built by the KORTS trail crew. We will move the bench and change signage to direct hikers on to the new trail and bikers away from the new trail (temporary until next spring after the trail has settled and stabilized suitable for bike use) and have bikes continue to use the Lettrari Loop Detour route.

Meet at the yellow ribbon on the north side of the road to the transfer station (see map below).
All tools provided.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KORTS Kids to Camp

Children who are permanent residents in the Village of Kaslo, age 7 to 18 and will be attending school in the fall are eligible to apply for funding.
Funding level depends on the number of applicants.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Work party Saturday August 15 9am - noon

Our work party this week will consist of several tasks:

- weeding the entrance landscapes at the Unity Bridge
- brush sawing invasive weeds (burdock and Scotch broom) along the Kaslo River trail
- re-locating the trail You Are Here signs to the new sign posts where possible

We will meet at the Unity Bridge initially at 9am. For tools, a dandelion-type weeder or similar, a battery powered drill or impact driver with a Robertson bit. KORTS will provide brush saws and PPE for them

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Work Party July 11

 I am leading the KORTS work party this coming Saturday, July 11th
We'll be brushing the upper Wardner trails.
Bring loppers and/or pruning snips.

We will meet at 9 AM at the Wardner parking area.
I will bring 2 brushcutters.
Ken Butt   

Friday, June 26, 2020

Request for Help at Work Parties

Hello friends of Kaslo Outdoor Recreation & Trails Society especially hikers, runners, bikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. With the shortened season for maintenance work on our local trails, due to COVID 19, KORTS is seeking some extra help from our Members and the community at large, to assist with mostly light but important tasks at our weekly Saturday morning 9am-noon work parties. Each week prior to Saturday we will send a notice regarding the work party meeting location, the projected tasks to be accomplished, and any tools or materials (only if you have them handy!)  to bring.

If you would like to be on the email list for work party notices, please email KORTS at and we will add your name.

Please join us if you can assist.

Happy Trails