The trails were mostly dry except for a few sections on the hills.
With the snow gone, the rich thick moss and evergreen ground covers were revealed, hinting at the lush greenery to come. Bufflehead ducks seem to outnumber the mallards. We even saw a robin.
The weather was typical of early spring on the Prairies—overcast skies, windy in the open areas, chilly in the morning, and warming throughout the day. Towards the end of the hike came drizzle mixed with snowflakes, like winter’s last hurrah. But the good conversation and high spirits kept us warm to the end.
Thanks go out to Anita for leading this hike. You can see more pictures on Flickr.