We circled the Pipestone Creek Edmonton Area Trust Land (http://www.ealt.ca/conservation-lands/) on undulating mowed paths strolling at an easy pace.
With lovely vistas of the Pipestone, a glimpse of a charcoal white tailed deer, and a rich pallet of colour in the trees & bush we were comfortably hiking, tucked away from the worse of the wind. The trail was new to explore and not as long as the usual 10km Sunday hike. So we went around the corner of Coal Lake via Hwy 13 and took a look at the re-opened South Coal Lake park by the dam and another branch of the Pipestone creek. Nearby at the boat launch we followed a trail that ended abruptly, looking out at the white caps on Coal Lake. Rain held until we were homeward.