Battle River Gwynne Hike

Fifteen hikers got to see the prettiest part of the Waskahegan Trail, according to hike leader Oscar Zawalsky. Oscar has led Waskahegan Trail hikes for 50 years and on his final time as hike leader, Oscar chose what he believes is the prettiest hike on the trail system, from south of Gwynne to the Gwynne Ski Hill.

Oscar pointed out a million dollar view, a piece of land that was listed at $1 million with views of Coal Lake and the Battle River Valley. Hikers also walked along an area where the local landowner was a recycler and fence posts were held up with old grader blades and old power line insulator holders topped the fence.

We walked past an area of the original ski lift and continued on to the present ski hill where we had lunch.

On the way home we looked over what Oscar called a $100,000 view, a nice view, but not as dramatic as the million dollar view.

A herd of llamas raced across the field for a visit, but didn’t think much of us.

After the hike, some members drove to Chickadee Trail to walk part of that trail and feed the chickadees.

Thanks to Oscar for scouting and leading the hike and to Trail Maintenance for clearing the trail. You can find more photos on Flickr.

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