Armstrong Chalet Ride

Ride Recap: We thought it would rain and it sure did but that didn’t stop 17 brave riders from coming out for another fun ride. A big thanks to Noel for showing the way, we appreciate every time someone share’s their trail knowledge.

This ride climbs quickly from 400m elevation at the valley bottom, gaining over 1,000m vertical before arriving at the Armstrong Snowmobile Chalet. It’s an easy road ride if you stick to the FSR or you can mix in trails from the Trinity Ricardo Trail Network to add some extra interest both on the trail and in the scenery department. One of the favourite trails is the Slide Trail which passes below a giant rock outcrop which has had the rock formation below it eroded by the nearby creek.

Weather can change quickly at this elevation, conditions on this ride flipped back and forth between broken clouds, dark foreboding clouds, pounding rain and sunshine. The Vernon Snowmobile Club Chalet (the Armstrong Chalet) offered a welcome reprieve from the rain and hail and a chance to warm and dry before heading back out when the skies cleared again.

10:30am Saturday June 27 at the Enderby Bridge

Thanks to Vernon ATV Trail Riders Group member Noel for suggesting this ride and leading many others! We asked if we could tag along and he said yes so we’re going to meet at the pullout on the east side of the bridge to Mabel Lake at 10:30am Saturday then heading out to Ashton Creek, turn down Trinity Valley Road across the river then up Durnin Road/575 FSR to staging. Click here for Google Maps and Directions.

If you’re in Vernon and want to join the convoy we’ll leave the Tim Horton’s across from Walmart on 58th Ave at 10:00am.

Looks like it could be wet but the club rides rain or shine, conditions usually turn out better than the weather apps predict. Remember to bring clothing for the weather and riding it high elevation, your lunch, camera, GPS and LOTS OF BUG SPRAY!

The Trinity Ricardo Trails are directly north of Silver Star Provincial Park. There’s lots of ATV rideable trail, spectacular vistas and a ginormous rock formation overhanging the trail – it’s wild!

Rides and events are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.

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