To my surprise, the amazing trail fairies have been very busy. I often avoid this trail in the rainy season as part of it becomes a stream. Someone has been adding gravel improving some of the muddier parts in a big way. I was very surprised to see signage and trail markings to greet me…in hot pink. The trail was really in good shape, thanks to some unknown but special volunteers.
|once mighty giant|
I know it’s hard to tell without a frame of reference, but this was once a huge forest giant. See the skinny trees on the right edge of the photo? This moss covered stump is easily 3 people’s outstretched arms around.
Most of the lower part of this area are young alders, but this stately giant stretches wide and proud.
This trail connects Sprockids Mountain Bike Park to the Langdale Ferry Terminal and is the final stretch of day 5 of BC Bike Race. All downhill and a great finish for 500 lucky riders. For me…its just the trail closest to home.
|busy precious trail fairies|
You just don’t see many hot pink trail markers……
This is the sign under the hydro lines clearly showing both the way down to Langdale or the way over to the Elphinstone Trails and Sprockids Park. This is also the break between mostly young alder psuedo forest and the firs and cedars of the real forest further up the mountain. I love how green it is even in the middle of winter. Ferns are huge and everything is moist and full of life. I won’t wait so long for my next visit to the Ferry Trail just beyond my doorstep.