Slides close trails in Rosebery, Nelson

A portion of the Galena Trail, Rosebery Three Forks is currently closed near Capella Creek bridge until further notice.

  • May. 18, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Water making its way down from the mountains has washed out another local trail. A portion of the Galena Trail, Rosebery Three Forks is currently closed near Capella Creek bridge until further notice.

The trail is being closed not only to protect users from potential danger in the unstable area, but also so the extent of the damage to the trail can be determined, said Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services for the RDCK in a press release.

Chirico also cautions the public to be aware that slide areas can be dangerous as there may be an increased likelihood of additional slides or debris flows.

A slide near the Ravine Trestle has also closed down the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail.

“The closure is also required to prevent encounters with Grizzly bears,” said Chirico, “Black bear and grizzly bear activity is common in the Spring and early Summer. Always use caution when travelling on the trail system.”

Chirico recommends travelling in groups, making noise, paying attention to surroundings and respecting closures in order to avoid encounters with bears.

“Please do not attempt to view or approach the bears,” reminded Chirico, because it can be hazardous to their health as well as your own. “Bears that learn to approach people, or are approached by people, may be destroyed as a result of an encounter that may become dangerous.”


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