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Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Montane Trail Reroute to Uprooted Trail

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane by on April 15, 2015 • views: 4098

a href=”https://fernietrails.com/wp-content/uploads/Montane-Right-Tool-for-the-Job.jpg”> If your going into a gunfight bring the heavy artillery. Built a one kilometer access to Uprooted Trail from the Coal Creek Bridge (Old Barn on Montane Property) on April 12th. Conditions were very wet so on the sunny Monday morning Fiorentino Contracting was kind enough to donate some packer time to compact […]

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Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Wigwam Flats Cycling Seasonal Closure

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on February 24, 2015 • views: 10359

  Wigwam Flats snow is mostly gone and people have been hiking, cycling and dog walking there since mid February. Wildlife managers are reminding the public that only non-motorized use is allowed beyond the Elko gate and that dogs must be on a leash. Mountain bikers are not allowed along the Wigwam River Rim roads […]

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Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Montane 10 kilometers groomed for Nordic Skiing

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Montane, Ski Touring by on January 11, 2015 • views: 3067

10 kilometers of the Montane road network was groomed for Nordic Skiing this Sunday afternoon (January 11). Hope to groom about once a week going forward. Snow bikers, snowshoers and dog walkers please stay on the outside of the grooming. We will be grooming the sides for these activities probably starting tomorrow. Best to park […]

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Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work
Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work

Cabin Trail and Old Growth trail work

Filed in Hiking by on July 11, 2014 • views: 2526

Here are a few photos (before and during, no afters) of the Thursday evening cleanup of Cabin Trail and Old Growth. It’s ready to hike! Accessed off of the Island Lake road or off of the Old Growth Trail, Cabin Trail leads to Thunder Meadows Cabin. Whether you are looking to camp overnight during the […]

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Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Wigwam Flats and Silver Springs Rim Biking

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 18, 2014 • views: 4793

This spring our biking activities outward from Elko and along the Rocky Road (motorized closure) to the Wigwam Flats is causing a big issue with wildlife concerns. Bighorn Sheep are lambing along the Wigwam River Rim and the Silver Springs Lake Rim when we have our maximum visitations by mountain bikers. This activity has increased […]

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FTASTC 2014 AGM

FTASTC 2014 AGM

Filed in Biking, Hiking, Ski Touring by on February 4, 2014 • views: 7636

The FTASTC 2014 AGM will be held Wednesday, February 19 at Freshies Coffee at 7 PM. Agenda Items will include Ski Hills boundary expansion Plans ( entire Lizard Range north to Island Lake Property) Hut Bookings and Online Waivers. (Seasonal Memberships) Sponsorship of Ski Mountaineering Event Addition to Tunnel Creek Hut Financial Report Summer Trail […]

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Hike-A-Biking Heiko’s Trail

Hike-A-Biking Heiko’s Trail

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on September 3, 2013 • views: 3951

Heiko’s Lake to Mountains trail has been a world class hike since it was first established in the early 2000’s. The trail has three distinct passes and takes you from valley bottom to high alpine. It is also a popular route for accessing the Three Sisters hiking trail. On Saturday a group of us decided […]

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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 633

We are looking for volunteers to help complete the Harvey Pass warming hut for the coming snow season! Harvey Pass has lost three previous cabins to fire, the last cabin burnt prior to being completed. This build is using a sea can to ensure its survival! The Harvey Hut is an official BC Recreation site, […]

Racehorse Pass Trail to Remain Open views: 510

Following the stakeholder consultation process, it looks like the Racehorse Pass trail has been removed from the government’s list of candidate roads to be decommissioned under the Cumulative Effects Management Framework project this summer. The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club participated in the process by asking that Racehorse Pass remain open for recreational use […]

Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 1081

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1253

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]