Submitted by Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley (HSCV) will hold their sixth annual Hike & Walk for Hospice, hosted by Barb and Bob Shaunessy, at their K2, SRL ranch (12.3 K South of J.A Laird School along Westside road) and sponsored by the Hearing Loss Clinic. Once a year, we have the opportunity to tour the historic barn with Bob, view the ranch site while hike & walk in memory of someone you have lost and support others who have experienced a loss. Proceeds from this event go to fund the free bereavement programs HSCV offers as group support and individual support for anticipatory grief, traumatic loss, suicide grief, and complicated grief.

At 10:30 a.m., the group moves to McCarthy Lake to park. Participants can walk 1.5 km around the McCarthy lake or take a longer hike (eight km return) to White’s Dam. The views are spectacular, and our hosts Barb and Bob have so much history and knowledge to share with you about the ranch.

Bring a picnic lunch and a water bottle. Friendly dogs on leash are welcome!

9 a.m. on-site registration – 10 a.m. Barn Tour – 10:30 a.m. Hike

The fee is $25 per adult $5 per child 12 and under.

Register online at or at the K2 Ranch at 9 a.m. on July 31.