Blackfoot Staging Area Hike

It was the final hike of the “Summer” hiking season. Ten people came out to enjoy the bracing, fresh air on a walk around the Blackfoot Recreation Area, starting and ending at the Blackfoot Staging Area on the east end of the park.

One of the joys of hiking in this park is the chance to have lunch around a campfire.

On this visit, we discovered a unique memorial bench dedicated to a Cole Thomas Lawrence. The bench hardware includes old tractor wheels and iron saddlery pieces (bits, rings, and horseshoes).

You can find all the pictures on Flickr.

Join us at Goldeye Centre, Nordegg this fall

Credit: Goldeye Conference Centre

Join us September 26–29 for the Members-Only Beyond Event at Goldeye Centre in Nordegg, Alberta

Goldeye Centre is a secluded education and retreat facility located inside the first range of the Rocky Mountains in the towering pines above Goldeye Lake.

Are you not a member of the Waskahegan Trail Association? You can join or renew your membership here.

Accommodations and Cost

We have reserved rooms in the lodge:

  • Bedrooms have a queen bed, a single bed, and a private bathroom. All bedding and towels are provided.
  • The common sitting room has a fireplace, couches, and chairs. The kitchenette is equipped with fridge, sink, coffee maker, tea kettle and all supplies.
  • The large deck is furnished with chairs overlooking the lake.

Cost is $400.00 per person (double occupancy) and includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 suppers, lodging and all taxes.

Single occupancy is $600.00.

Reserve your place by July 15

Spaces are limited. To reserve, you can use the registration form below, or print and email this form, or contact Anita Piebiak (780-929-2707) or

To confirm your registration, please send a cheque for the full amount ($400 double occupancy, $600 single occupancy) no later July 15, 2019.

Make your post-dated cheque payable to “Anita Piebiak” and send to

  • Anita Piebiak
    5006 – 63 St
    Beaumont, AB
    T4X 1V4

There will be no refunds after July 15, 2019.

Itinerary and logistics

Costs for carpool passengers will be determined once we have the final number of hikers. The carpool meeting point is to be determined. If you wish to drive (on your own or as a carpool driver), please indicate on the form.

Bring a bagged lunch for the first day and any snacks or extra beverages you might enjoy.

Bottled water will be provided.