Our Volunteers will be busy on Saturday working between Trestle 3 and Trestle 6 as they cut back the new growth and clear overhead branches to keep the trail in great condition. Say hi to them along the way.
In 1897-1898, responding to the rush for Kootenay gold, silver and other minerals being mined, the CPR built the Crow’s Nest Pass line, eventually reaching Midway in West Kootenay. Meanwhile the Great Northern Railroad, a USA company, was also completed with branch lines North into Canada.
The Kettle Valley Railway and with it Myra Canyon, played an important role in Canada’s early years and our coast-to-coast domain. See: https://www.myratrestles.com/history/1897-1910/. Myra Canyon is a registered National Historic Place of Canada: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=9349&pid=0
May 20th: We rode the trail from Ruth to Myra and back this morning. Spring is in the mountains with fresh growth and flowers. A beautiful morning, and the mountain air was great. The trail is still rough from the BC Parks contractor’s work,
The large boulder new Trestle 10 now has a wide path cleared around it – see the attached photo. Please remember there are BC Parks work crews on the trail doing rock scaling and tree removals as part of their 10 year maintenance program and to follow their safety instructions.
We visited Myra Canyon on May 7th. The Little White Forestry Road was in pretty good shape – a little snow in a few places. The trail from Ruth Gate to Trestle 8 is rough due to the rock scaling underway and lots of equipment in use.
April 30, 2018: Planned 10 year maintenance of the Myra Canyon Trail beginning on May 1
BC Parks is implementing our planned 10 year maintenance of the Myra Canyon Trestles Trail near Kelowna, BC. This is beginning May 1,
We visited Myra this morning. The parking lot at Myra and the trail up to Trestle 18 is largely snow covered – about a foot deep. The drive up was pretty good, however there’s a lot of snow melting and a few areas have water crossing over the road.