Miquelon Park Winter Hike

Ten people came out to hike the trails on Miquelon Provincial Park. The day was as sunny as it was frigid.

The animals are safe and thriving in their specialized winter homes—whether under the ice, in the lodges, in tree cavities, or under the snow.

This abandoned house is in the woods inside the park. We always pay our respects when we visit.

It’s quite obvious that the shortest day of the year is just around the corner. Thanks to Irene for scouting and leading the hike. You can find more photos on Flickr.

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Devon Trails Hike with Battery Creek

Twenty-two people came out to hike the new Battery Creek trail east of Devon. The trail is the newest addition of the River Valley Alliance trails. Eventually it will connect Devon to the Rabbit Hill ski area.

The trail has two major features. One them is the stunning view of the bend in the North Saskatchewan River.

The other feature is the grand staircase that takes you down to the bottom of the ravine. The stair steps are wide with deep treads, making it easy to negotiate even when covered in snow.

After the staircase, we turned around and connected to the loop to the Lion’s Campground. The pavilion is open to the south, which makes it a good place for lunch in the winter. After lunch, we continued west along the river’s edge and circled back through the golf course.

It was a great day for a hike, with many new faces and lots of conversation.

Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike and to the town of Devon which does a great job maintaining trails and promoting safe hiking. See all the photos on Flickr, and see where we’re hiking next.