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Porky Blue Group Ride and Pig Roast

Porky Blue Group Ride and Pig Roast

Filed in Biking by on July 15, 2010 0 Comments • views: 512

You can pre-register at the Fernie Hotel for this 25 km mountain bike ride on Saturday, July 31. The first 50 to register will get a Porky Blue T-shirt when they sign the waiver on Saturday morning.
This cross-country mountain bike ride is mostly blue and single diamond (difficulty rating) and goes to the same elevation as Polar Peak (2135m) as it crosses Fernie Ridge and descends 1000 meters down to the Coal Discovery Trail. Excellent alpine meadows and mountain views on this moderate ride of about 4 hours.

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26 km ride

26 km ride

Filed in Biking by on July 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 470

Seven of us shuttled 19 km to the top of Coal Creek Summit on Saturday. Road the 26 kilometers back to town at a leisure pace and took several breaks. Total time was 4 hours and had a good time.

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Porky Riders

Porky Riders

Filed in Biking by on July 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 472

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Coal Creek – Porky Blue – Coal Discovery Trail (45km)

Coal Creek – Porky Blue – Coal Discovery Trail (45km)

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 701

Map for the July 31st Porky Blue Ride and BBQ.

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Fernie 45  Ride

Fernie 45 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 570

Rode the Fernie 45 kilometer ride today. Up to Coal Creek Summit and Marten Ridge Road(19km, 700m vertical), along US Steel double-track (8km, 300m vertical), single-track to Fernie Ridge (3km, 200m vertical), down Porky Blue (6km, 1000m descent) and then on the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie (9km, 200m vertical). Total ride of 45 km and 1400 meters of climbing took 5 hours at a moderate pace.

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TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 485

Rode the TransRockies 2010 Day 2 from Fernie to Sparwood today. The route involved 1835 meters of climbing and a total of 72 kilometers to Sparwood. Four of us rode the route to Sparwood and another 11 riders doubled back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail after Porky Blue descent. An additional 6 riders followed our tracks to Fernie and were only one hour behind us. 21 riders on the trail for the first day of riding is pretty impressive.

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Porky Crew

Porky Crew

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 486

The Fernie Trails Crew finished cleaning up Porky Blue on Saturday, June 26th. 8 workers grubbed out the top single-track and cleaned out the brush down to the Coal Discovery Trail. Pleasant single diamond and blue descent of 1000 vertical meters over 6 kilometers. 9 kilometer ride back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail new and improved single-track.

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Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1072

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce another recipient of an Avalanche Bursary. Yuri Lortscher was awarded $500 to help pay for a AvSAR course, a prerequisite for the Avalanche Operations Level II course. Above: FTSTC President Ian Stokie (left) presents a cheque to Yuri at our annual wood splitting […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter views: 1031

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]

Harvey Hut Succumbs to Fire views: 8036

The nearly completed Harvey Hut BC Recreation site was tragically lost in a wildfire that started in the Lodgepole and quickly spread across the landscape. Now at nearly 2000 hectares, this fast moving wildfire was fueled by erratic winds over the weekend that unexpectedly moved the fire towards the hut in the overnight hours. It […]

Fernie Backcountry is closed views: 464

All hiking and biking trails in Fernie and surrounding area are closed. This included our cabins; Thunder Meadows, Montane and Tunnel Creek. Unfortunately our Harvey Hut burnt in the out-of-control Lodgepole fire on the weekend. In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within […]