Nature Outing/Hike – Ministik (A88) to Williams Lake & Explore Hike
August 27 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Want to revisit the Waskahegan Trail where you hiked for many years? Walk the Ministik road from A88 to Williams Lake and perhaps further; a hike that will appeal to the less active or Waskahegans wanting a shorter route. First we will take the regular yellow route, then branch off to the alternative blue trail along Williams Lake through the trees. The destination would be to pull up a chair by the lake and watch the waterfowl with like minded Waskahegans (about 2km round trip). Please bring your portable chairs which we can drive down to the lakeside spot for you. For the more ambitious hiker a second group will continue from Williams Lake through the rest of the blue route and onto the regular yellow trail up the road to the abandoned research station for 5 to 6km total. Further exploration for the idea to cross the dry Ministik Lake part 3 to the island said to have the remnants of a native settlement will need to wait for another day as it would be too much bushwhacking.
Sign up for a buffet lunch later at the Footloose Caboose Lodge close by down Spilstead road (20324 Twp. Rd. 502). Cost is $20 including coffee/tea dessert, GST, Tip. Lunch must be paid for ahead to confirm your attendance, non refundable after Aug.22. Alternatively there is a gazebo outside the caboose where you can eat your own packed lunch.
This event is for members only. Call or email Karen B. (780-642-6372) to confirm your attendance and more details.
In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section D in the paid lot (it’s free on weekends) and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change. We may also have a second group coming from Sherwood Park and meeting at the trailhead.
If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For further information specific to this hike, refer to The Waskahegan Trail Guide Book, pages 74-75, or contact the Hike Leader, Karen B..