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May 30 trail work

By noon I was near Keta View Rock. I did some cleaning up and hooked the existing bungees somehow to the tarp. The sign-in book is getting rusty and maybe needs to be replaced. There was an entry from two boys very recently, “…name… age14 and …name…age 15”. So I signed my name “age 67 over twice your sum, ha ha, way to go guys.”  I moved on and there was a bit of snow on the trail a little further, where it goes right at the top of the hill. Just past the big sign there was a tree leaning over a rock bluff, and I had to run back to Keta

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Trail News

Each year in the fall and before the snow comes we start trail maintenance and repairs.  Bill does alot of this using his small atv to carry supplies.  Last fall a new outhouse was built just before CP3 and the bushes that were overhanging the trail down the back of the mountain were cut back.  Earlier this year Bill constructed a more klassy outhouse at CP1.

Unfortunately it doesn't teleport to the top!

By now we are starting to get requests for information about what the trail conditions are.  Well this year the snow is low (ie there's not much snow up there) The KK trail m

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Why do we do the Kusam Klimb?

Whilst considering topics for the blog this one popped up and we thought is would be a good question for us to answer as the people who put on this event and to also ask our Klimbers.

 The Klimb has been going for just over 10 years now, so part of the reason for doing it is that it has become a bit of a tradition. All profits from the Kusam Klimb are distributed through out our community to help support, for example, the Fire Department, the Heritage Hall (our start/finish and banquet venue), Sayward School swimming lessons, educational bursaries, and many many more. It feels good to supp

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Trail Work

Bill and the gang are well into tiding up the trail at this time of year. The trail gets swept to remove any fallen trees or debris that might make it difficult to negociate.
Each year Bill sorts out parts of the trail that need to be fixed up. This year it was the shelter above Keta View Rock. Here's the photos

Shelter 1
The 'bare bones' of the shelter.

Shelter 2
The old tarp was dried off and is being used as a floor for the shelter.

Shelter 3

The new tarp in place and the shelter completed. Bungies were used to secure the new roof so when it snows in winter the tarp won't rip. To the right can be seen the little pot belly.

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THANK YOU!

A big heart felt thank you to everyone who has ever been involved with the Kusam Klimb, past, present and future.
Without our fabulous volunteers, the Klimbers who 'do it!', and the sponsors that support us we wouldn't be able to hold this amazing event!

THANK YOU!

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