The last two years have been tough on the psyche watching the clouds of smoke and ash build up across the province and in the air around us. With 2017 and now 2018 being the two worst years on record for wild fires, it is understandable to worry as to how our communities, and the trails we love to ride, can withstand the onslaught. In August, amongst the fires and towering clouds of smoke that ranged across the interior regions of BC and as far east as Manitoba, myself and my colleague and friend Thomas Schoen joined up with journalists and professional riders Julia Hoffman and Daniel Schaefer, and professional photographer Paul Masukowitz from German Bike Magazine. They had come to BC to travel and ride with Thomas and myself and to learn about our work through the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program and First Journey Trails.
Work on the new 7.3 km connector from Fox Mountain to the Chief Will Yum campsite started in 2014 and resumed in April of 2015. All work is now complete and the trail is open to all riders.
Recreation Sites and Trails, in cooperation with the WLSC would like to inform all riders of the Fox Mountain Trail Network to expect detours in areas along the Fortis Energy Gas Line.