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Counter Assault

Counter Assault

Filed in Biking, Hiking by on July 20, 2013 • views: 2234

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: 2675

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: 2399

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: 2375

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: 2751

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: 3812

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: 1620

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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Harvey Hut Work Party views: 632

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 […]