Fernie Mountain Bike Club
The section of the Lazy Lizard trail from approximately 3km to 4km is still quite wet. We are moving forward with a project to armor it, but it will take some time. If you ride this section of the trail please GIVE THE TRAIL a BREAK and WALK the WET SPOTS. The rest of the trail is quite good. Momma Moose is still around and still gets aggitated with people and dogs. Please keep your dog under control/leashed and give her and her baby lots of space if you see her.
Jemi Fibre is currently logging on their private land in the Fernie area. You have likely noticed some changes to the trail network. The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been closely working with Jemi Fibre to make sure their operations run smoothly and cause little disruption to our trails. Jemi has been very observant of the amount of trail usage and is conscious of trail user groups. It’s rare in these circumstances that the logging area is open for recreational use whilst operations are in process. However, Jemi are keeping their land open so we can enjoy the trails. With this in mind, its upsetting and frustrating for the FTA, Jemi Fibre and other responsible trail users to find out that several criminal incidents have taken place, including vandalism towards Jemi Fibre’s machinery. Jemi has suffered significant financial loss as well as lost days of work.
FTA is offering $1000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the vandalism. Jemi has agreed to match us for a total reward of $2000. Please contact Julie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.
FYI: There will be a lot of heavy machines working on the new bridge at the Alpine Trails gate over the next few weeks. Contractors have asked for trail users stay out of this area during this time and instead use the trail head at the Visitors Center to access the Mt. Proctor trails (Swine Flu, Mad Cow, Far Side, Fairy Creek, etc.).
Can't wait for 'new bridge' day!
The FTA started has started the Lazy Lizard connector to Stove Trail. This is a big for this year that we had applied for to BC Parks over one year ago. This is Phase 5 of the Lazy Lizard Trail and involves about 2 kilometers of tree falling, brush cutting, excavator digging and numerous Thursday night FTA trail crew work parties. We have budgeted $20,000 for this project but need to raise more to complete it. Last year the Thunder Ridge Fundraiser netted $10,000 for this project and it was matched with another $10,000 from RMI funds. See the link for more information.