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Counter Assault

Counter Assault

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 20, 2013 • views: 2100

This stuff actually works, had to use it on the Coal Discovery Trail on July 19th. Two of us had just cycled past Loose Change and were approaching the Little Chain Ring intersection. We had just finished riding Porky Blue Trail and were cycling back the last 5 km to Fernie. Cycled around a corner […]

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Horseshoe Basin Ride

Horseshoe Basin Ride

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on September 28, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2499

Good mountain bike ride by Mount Fisher, just east of the Wardner-Fort Steele Road and ending at Horseshoe Lake. Can do a 23 kilometer shuttle on the Mause Creek Road and gain 800 vertical meters. At the end of the road ( 3 km past Mt Fisher trailhead) cycle another 3 kilometers and 400 meters […]

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Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Furious 3 on Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 1, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2265

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has spent 5 years building Hyper Ventilation and rebuilding Hyper Extension to a higher standard. In this time we also built Castle Rocks Trail, South Castle and Southern Comfort. This summer besides regular trail maintenance we will be building an easier 10% grade climb to the summit of Castle […]

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Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Gorby Creek – Old Goats Bridge

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on June 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2227

The FTA boys and gals erected the new Gorby Creek Crossing Bridge to Old Goats Trail today. Thanks to Doug and George for the nicely crafted 32′ bridge and decking. Work party of ten quickly installed the bridge and boardwalks using materials flown in by Ascent Helicopters. SMS Equipment supplied catwalk honeycomb decking and fabricated […]

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Sheep Mountain

Sheep Mountain

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on April 27, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2572

Sheep Mountain is riding pretty good this April. Best to ride clockwise from just past the Elko Transfer Station (on Elko Mill haul road) and go up the new Sheep Mountain Road (signed). Near the start of the ride make sure to take the left fork in the first 1/2 km of climbing, the right […]

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Hyper Ventilation

Hyper Ventilation

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on May 22, 2011 1 Comment • views: 3503

Our Trail Crew hiked and cut fallen trees on Roots, Hyper Ventilation, Castle Rocks and South Castle on May 21. Hyper Ventilation can be cycled to the summit with only one hike at the top to avoid snow. Castle Rocks traverse is still snowbound but South Castle and Castle Mountain are nearly free of snow. […]

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Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Local Hiking Slideshow November 18 at Freshies 7pm

Filed in Hiking by on November 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1520

Janice Strong is giving a slideshow on hiking in the Fernie area. She has written several guidebooks on hiking in the East Kootenay. The slideshow will be at Freshies Coffee House at 7 pm on Thursday, November 18th.

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E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 440

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 […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 435

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 417

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]

2021 Virtual AGM – RESCHEDULED views: 349

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be holding it’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on Zoom. The AGM will be held on Thursday March 18th @ 7pm. All members and public are welcome to attend. Topic: Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club 2021 Annual General Meeting Time: Mar 25, 2021 07:00 PM Edmonton Join […]