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May 2017

Ministik Berg (see Hike Details)

May 20 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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This Saturday hike is to help launch our Meetup Group group. The hike is through the Ministik Bird Sanctuary and a bit beyond, for a total length round-trip of about 8 km. This is of course a good chance to see birds, including waterfowl, as well as beaver. A small camera with a zoom lens or lightweight binoculars would be handy. The hike will leave from the trail head just past the U of A Ministik Station on Township Road…

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Miquelon (A84 to D) Mushroom March

May 21 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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On Sunday's Mushroom March, Leonard Peleshok, a friend of the Malcolms and an expert on mushrooms, has offered (to be confirmed). This hike, about 10 km round trip, spends half its time in kettle moraine woods and the other half alongside one of the three Miquelon Lakes (this one being known as Miquelon Lake #2!). The hike is known for the plenitude of mushrooms normally found this time of year. We plan to have a naturalist along who will know…

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South Coal Lake (Kjorlein Corner to Water Treatment Plant)

May 28 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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South Coal Lake, Kjorlein corner (A45) to the water treatment plant. The pictures from Pictures from May 30th, 2015. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage…

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June 2017

Elk Island – Tawayik Lake Trail (Trail #9)

June 4 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Belvedere, 5900 129 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5A 1B6 Canada
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Elk Island - Tawayik Lake Trail (4-5h) 16.5 km (Trail #9), Free admission to the park. In Edmonton we will meet at the Belvedere 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For…

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Ross Creek (A112 to A109)

June 11 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Belvedere, 5900 129 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5A 1B6 Canada
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In Edmonton we will meet at the Belvedere 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). 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 104-105, or…

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Kopp Lake

June 18 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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Strawberries ! In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). 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,…

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Pipestone (A50) to Bigstone

June 25 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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A hike all about wild flowers – Jerry Shaw could give some info on them. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For…

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July 2017

Hastings Lake and Allen Nature Trail (A97 south)

July 2 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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More wild flowers. Lunch stop at the historic St. Margaret’s church 1915. See guide book end notes for info. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & 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 (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage…

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Wanisan Lake – Saturday night (starts at 5 pm)

July 8 @ 3:45 am - 10:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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Wanison Evening hike with a fire at the end at the Wanison stopover. Concept: people bring their own suppers (hot dogs?). Hike leader brings marshmallows and snacks. Scouting, hike leader and co leader would gather wood. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park 'Park & Ride' (free lot) & carpool (leaving at 4 p.m.). Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g., weather forecast,…

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Saunders Saunter (A29 to A30+)

July 16 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park, 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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Saunders Saunter will be advertised as a stroll for bird watchers and nature lovers; could be 5km and shuttle the cars A33 & A30 or 8km to A29 or do a there-and-back shorter hike with an emphasis on the different birds, of which Saunders Lake has plenty. We may invite someone from the Edmonton Nature Club to come and help us identify species to take photos. A longer one could be done in Ministik. (Page 29) In Edmonton we will…

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