If you want to hike close to Edmonton on trails that aren’t wet, like they are in most places, Chickakoo Lake is the place to go. The recreation area is about 40 km west of Edmonton, where the country is starting to get hilly.
Nine hikers came out on a warm sunny Sunday to enjoy this popular park.
The wide trails took us through shaded woodlands and up and down slopes as we passed from lake to lake.
We noticed that the spring flowers are now turning into fruits.
This is an area that we usually visit only in winter, so it was nice surprise for most of us—especially the discovery of a large secluded lawn area, where we had our lunch.
Thanks to Johanna and Helen for scouting and to Johanna for leading the hike. You can find more photos on Flickr.