Outdoors

November, it’s the time of season to remain calm before the storm. A great trail late Fall that typically drains well is Swine Flu. 

Distance: Approx. 12km
Time: Approx. 2 – 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Black

Fall is one of my favourite times of year to hit the trails. The crisp air and changing colours makes for a great day on the bike. With over 300 km of trails to choose from sometimes, it’s hard to decide where to go. But it’s always fun to try something different and there is a new trail in town, Today’s Special.

Sometimes all Jesse wants is to hike alone. Alone enough to feel the thud of her boots against the earth. To have your face tickled by the breeze as it blows between yellowing larch needles. 

“I’m afraid of heights!” Mel hears this panicked exclamation escape the lips of the majority of beginner climbers. This natural fear of heights is instrumental in making sure that we live to see another day. There are ways to reconcile the self-preserving fear of heights and go on to enjoy the vertical challenges of rock climbing.

We do seem to get our share of extreme weather in Fernie. Avalanches, floods, blizzards, and perhaps worst of all, fire.

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Denim vests and cutoff denim shorts, trucker hats and chewing tobacco. Small cars, big trucks, mud and dust all over your face, your hands, your feet, your clothes. This, all of this, is Derby.

If you’ve been out biking, running, or hiking in the Ridgemont Trail Network recently, you have probably noticed new flagging in place and perhaps Vast Resources Solutions Ltd. employees in reflective vests placing said flagging.

Contracted by Ridgemont Holdings Ltd., Vast Resources Solutions is implementing a harvesting plan for their property (see map) to create a fire-smart post-harvest stand structure.

Distance: Approx. 10 km
Time: Approx. 1.5 – 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Knowledge of the climbing lingo as well as understanding common mistakes and how to avoid making them can lead to a life of climbing without ever having to make a rescue call.

Fernie is a beautiful place to live. Many places have a great view, but perhaps nowhere are the surroundings more magical than around Island Lake Lodge.