Twenty six people came out to hike the Mctaggart Sanctuary trails in south Edmonton. What a turnout! It was exciting to catch up with people we hadn’t seen in months and to meet new hikers too. And how wonderful it was to get out in the fresh air and scenery in the company of others.
The sun shone on us the whole way. The air was frigid to start, but it gradually warmed up a few degrees. The trail had a few ups and downs, and we were grateful for our poles and the occasional hand to help us.
We crossed the Whitemud Creek in two places. That’s something that few of us would consider doing, as we’ve always been taught to stay off the ice. But at this time of year, it seemed perfectly safe and solid.
Along the way we stopped for warm beverages and snacks at Waves Coffee – Rabbit Hill. Here’s a shout out to Waves for the great service, considering what a large group we were.
Thank you to Dennis and Johanne for scouting and leading the hike. You can find all our photos on Flickr.