Thirteen people came out on a beautiful sunny day to hike one of the most scenic sections of the Waskahegan Trail. From several high points, we took in grand views all at once of Coal Lake, the Battle River valley, and broad expanses of fields and pastures.
One of the remarkable features of this section is the way that old materials were re-used in the fencing. A lot of telegraph poles, railroad ties, and used grader blades were given new purpose.
Along the trail we found chokecherry trees with branches weighed down by bunches of plump berries. The fields were full of purple asters.
On the way back, we passed by a field with a herd of llamas in the distance. When they spotted us, a group of them ran up and stopped quite close to the fence. It was a great moment to see these charming and useful animals and take their pictures.
Thanks to Oscar for leading the hike and to Trail Maintenance for all their work on the trail. You can find more photos on Flickr.