Biking

Over the last week I have been skipping the roads and the Wigwam and exploring in town. Here is what I've found so far!

River Road is good to go, and adds more climbing to your ride than Cokato to Morrissey or Elko.

photo by Nick Nault

With so much to choose from in and around Fernie, we thought it might help to narrow it down to a few personal favourites!

Hiking

Mount Fernie – Town
Difficulty Level - Blue
Elevation – 7,251 feet
Average Time – 3 hrs +

Getting There

Someone told me that I've been sweating the small stuff too much lately, so I decided to celebrate the little things instead! Here's a list of recents.

$3.99 bag of my favourite chips at Overwaitea, which normally run at a $6.99 as they come in a big ass bag. Salt and freshly ground pepper, on a krinkle chip? Best invention ever!
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Solo snow shoe on a sunny day with this view:
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Seasons are on the move. And with them come a whole host of changes, many of which shock you like hail in the face and leave you wondering where that Indian summer just went to. Apparently back to India. But what are you left with? A short day, with a lot to accomplish it seems. Since when did life get so darn busy?

It all started a few years ago on a Brodie Bruzza - a freeride mountain bike so obviously not suited for me but it was just the right price. I had recently moved back to Fernie after nearly eight pasty years between Uni and working in a cubicle under hideous fluorescent lights. It was time to get back into mountain life, and mountain biking seemed like the thing to do.

Under the wing of what I aptly named the "Biker Bitches" (attempt walking down a trail with these girls on your rear and you’ll understand why) I quickly became enthralled with the sport. Some used the word obsessed.