Has it really been two years already? It feels like just yesterday that the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society (CLTBS) signed a land-use agreement with Mosaic Forest Management. It allows the society to build and maintain trails in the Cowichan Lake area. Two trail regions, known as Christopher Rock and Fairservice Fun, have seen the creation of dozens of new trails, with the help of our certified trail builders and community of volunteers.

In collaboration with Mosaic Forest Management, the society has renewed the agreement with an expansion. The Christopher Rock region now reaches all the way up to Eric’s Bluff. In Fairservice Fun, the network of trails keeps growing and is now being mapped and signed. Hikers and riders from around the region and beyond are coming to explore the new trails.

To mark the extension of the agreement, Pam Jorgensen, RFP, Land-Use Forester from Mosaic, met with some of the directors from the CLBTS for a hike along newly created trails. The group of hikers wove their way through forested trails on trails such as Secret Squirrel and Elk Nugget, and viewed some of the newly set sign posts. Pam shared that the renewed agreement was signed, and the news was met with excitement from the society. This continuation is cause for celebration indeed.

The group is now planning to host a trail-opening day with group rides and other activities on Sunday, June 11. The event will be called Fairservice Fun Festival 2023, and hopefully start an annual tradition to celebrate the Fairservice Fun trail region and the wider network of trails around Cowichan Lake. The society is gearing up to have most of the signposts in place by then, and looks forward to many more volunteers coming to our trail building days. Contact us if you want to support and sponsor for the event and all the work of the society. 

And of course, we want lots of riders and hikers exploring and enjoying the trails.

See you on the trails!