Devon Ravine Trails

Ten people came out to hike the ravine trails in Devon. The hike started at the ravine at the end of the Lion’s Campground and finished at the Voyageur Park trails.

It is January and snow has finally arrived.

A highlight of the hike was seeing this striking pileated woodpecker.

For lunch, the group stopped at the recently-opened Walking Trails Marketplace for warm refreshments. This charming shop is aptly named as it is situation just before the Voyageur Park trails.

Thanks to Alda and fellow members for scouting and leading the hike. You can find all the photos on Flickr.

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Battery Creek and Devon Trails

Fifteen people came out to Devon on a sunny day to hike the river valley trails.

We started with a loop on the Battery Creek Trail east of Devon.

This hike starts with a walk on the plateau high above the North Saskatchewan River and ends with a jaunt down a grand staircase to the river.

The Battery Creek trail is one of the newest in the River Valley Alliance system. Eventually it will connect to Rabbit Hill.

On the return we spotted this eagle high up on a power pole.

After lunch in the pavilion down in the valley at Lions Park, we headed westward along the river again and returned through the trails on the golf course. If we get enough snow this year, these trails will be transformed into some very nice cross-country ski trails, courtesy of Devon’s Nordic Club.

Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike. You can find more photos on Flickr.

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