The upper section of Lazy Lizard is nearing completion with the sweat and determination of the Backcountry Trail Experts and the support of theFernie Trails Alliance. The trail is full of sweet berms and jumps which makes it absolutely perfect for going super fast and feeling like you are in aNick Nault Photography video. However, the original intent on this trail was to be family and hiker friendly which means a few things.
1. Make lots of noise on the trail whether ascending or descending the trail. This is not only for animals but also for riders ascending (which incidentally have the right of way). There are a few blind corners so making lots of noise will make riders and hikers going in either direction safer.
2. Check your speed. If you think you are going fast...you are probably going faster than that. This trail is unlike others in our valley that have rocks and roots and sometimes people lose their marbles on such a trail. A smooth trail is a fast trail.
3. Remember (see note #1) - the universal law of single track travel is that the person ascending (going up the trail) has the right of way. It takes a lot more effort to go up than down. If you are descending and see someone riding up STOP and let them go by because they have the right of way.
Have fun riding this new trail!