Wanisan Lake Autumn Hike

Twelve people came out to hike at Wanisan Lake. It was a crisp day but everyone seemed to enjoy getting out. We had people we hadn’t seen since Goldeye, and a few we hadn’t seen all summer. Some of us even brought family members.

Stuart demo’d his fire lighting skills and it added a nice touch to our lunch break.

The blue trail viewpoint gave a wintry view of the wetlands with a new coat of ice.

I was especially happy to see the totally fine job Brad and his work crew did on fixing up both ends of the first beaver dam crossing. That was a big job.

This would make a wonderful winter hike that could go on to the Meadow Shelter for lunch.

Thanks to everyone who came out and for Trail Maintenance for all their hard work. You can find more photos on Flickr.

Fort Ethier and Bigstone Creek Hike

Twenty-four hikers enjoyed a fine day on the hike at Fort Ethier and the Bigstone Creek. We embraced the challenging hills, sauntered on the paths along the creek’s edge, and absorbed the wonderful views of the valley from above.
Bigstone Creek

The day ended with Mrs. Lucas, the landowner, giving a well-received 15 minute overview of Fort Ethier, its purpose and her family’s part in its story.

Fort Ethier

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Fort Ethier - Bigstone Creek hike