Hiking for Health and Pleasure in the Okanagan

Roland Gebauer

Hiking for Health and Pleasure in the Okanagan

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Roland Gebauer has been a member of the Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club (CONC) for many years. For the last 12 years, he has been a member of CONC’s Conservation Committee. Roland lived near the Glenmore Highlands, a hilly area in the northern part of Kelowna. He hiked extensively in that area and grew concerned about its future as a wild area. After much work, he convinced the City of Kelowna to preserve a portion of the Glenmore Highlands as part of Knox Mountain Park; this area is now called Knox Mountain East. Roland found that hiking contributed to his health after retirement and he completed a book Hiking for Health and Pleasure in the Okanagan, all of whose profits he donated to CONC.