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Sole Survivors schedule

Hiking and bicycling activities begin in the spring and continue until the snow flies, when skiing and snowshoeing start.

Carpooling

Carpooling is encouraged for general conservation reasons and because we sometimes must use bad roads or arrive at places with limited parking. The carpooling rate is nominally ten cents (10�) per kilometre driven per passenger paid to the driver after returning to the parking lot. There is a $2 minimum donation per person. Activity descriptions usually indicate the donation.

Sole Survivors hiking trips usually involve some bushwhacking and/or off-trail sections. Ramblers and Wanderers trips are usually gentler and shorter.

Meeting Place in Kelowna: The Apple Bowl parking lot, near the corner of Burtch and Bernard. Participants should arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the announced departure time.

West Kelowna Meeting Place: If you want to be picked up in West Kelowna please call the hike leader at least one day in advance. For some hikes on the west side of Lake Okanagan, hikers may confirm with the leader, and arrange to join, where the particular hike schedule so designates.

Guests are welcome to join one hike before becoming a CONC member. Guests must sign a waiver form (PDF). Check this document for general details on participation. Click the links on the left for the schedules of specific groups.

Note the information on selected items for your personal first aid kit and a recipe for electrolytes to keep you hydrated in the hot Okanagan sun.

Ramblers  and Wanderers schedule
First aid kit information (PDF)
Electrolytes recipe (PDF)

If you have particular questions about any hike, please phone the hike leader (as noted in the schedule) or contact the hike co-ordinator.

For the Ramblers and the Wanderers, the co-ordinator is Merle Auty..

For the Sole Survivors, the co-ordinator is Robert Lake.

Grass in foreground
Hikers in Okanagan Mountain Park Hikers with Little White in the background