Sunday, June 24, 2018

Work party Monday June 25 8:30am

Our next work party will be Monday June 25 to work on the KORTS section of the Kaslo Wagon Road Trail from Retallack to Fish Lake. We will be brushing, clearing high limbs, working on wet areas, etc. For tools…..brush clippers, high limb cutters if you have one. We will have a chain saw and brush saw along to clear major brush and fallen/leaning shrubs and trees, and if necessary, polanski and other trail tools. Cindy from Retallack will be along to help us clear and brush appropriately for the toad migration area near Fish Lake.

Meet at 8:30am for car pooling, at the Hwy 31A pull-off (New Denver hwy) just west of the Kaslo 4 way stop at the Kaslo Community Garden.

Cheers, and Happy Trails

Friday, June 8, 2018

KIDS to Camp

Below  is an application form for 2018 financial help for school age kids to attend any camp in Kaslo or Area D, including the KORTS sponsored Bike Camp, who have not accessed funds from the regional district for the applied camp. The program is for school age children (Kaslo and Area D permanent resident…..proof may be required).  One camp per applicant and paid to the camp only. The camp financial assistance program is for families who may not be able to provide the camp experience for their campers. No financial records are required at this time.

Please mail the application to Leanne Blancher PO Box 937 Kaslo BC V0G 1M0 or email to
                      KORTS Kids to Camp application 

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.

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.

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.
Follow this link to view and comment on the Non-Mechanized Lodge Based Ski Touring and Summer Hiking application in the Purcell Mountains.

Note: Some people have had difficulty opening the PDF files in the Chrome browser.  May have to use Internet Explorer to open them.  Or save the PDF files on your computer and open then open them.

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.