The Trail of the Okanagans Society started this project about a year and a half ago – the aim was to have a marker every 500m, from the trailhead at Log Chute Rd., all the way to Garnet Lake. Local Rotary clubs also chipped in, and today Peachland Rotarian Chris Boyle, and Trail of the Okanagans Society treasurer Doris Muhs celebrated the installation of a post at Hardy Falls, which directs you to the trailhead, just off Log Chute Rd.
There are now 16 markers (plus a couple extra directional signs at the viewpoints) along the 8km hike. It’s well worth the uphill!
Did you know the Fur Brigade Trail was an early First Nations trading route? Europeans first used it in the early 1800s. It extends from Peachland to Garnet Lake. Doris says that eventually, this will be a regional park – there are many parties and interests involved, though, so negotiations may take awhile..
Here’s more on the Trails of the Okanagan and their work: