After leaving Creston, our plan was to drive directly to Fernie where we were going to spend the next 2 nights. Luckily, I have some family in Fernie, which means we were able to get our first real shower in a week of travelling (cheers for family and free accommodation with hot shower!). We took some time to reset and relax, explore the town and splurge on some great local food.
We spent quite a bit of time walking by the river directly in town, relaxing our legs after our first big hike. We also decided to head up to the Island Lodge, which takes you in alpine to start a series of trail. If you have been following me for a while, you might remember that I have been here back in 2016 during the winter. Mindful of our legs and need for rest, we settled on a short and easy hike (…) and headed up for 10.5km, 4hrs, 595m elevation gain on Mt. Baldy trail.
The hike itself has nothing very technical or complex, except the steepness of the trail. It is very well-marked and consist of series of switch backs in the alpine, leading to an incredible 360 views on Fernie and the surrounding mountains.
After 2 days in Fernie, we were ready to hit the road again!