Hiking Bunchberry Meadows

Six of us set out in the crisp coolness of the morning through the pathways of Tuckers Field along a ridge of old trees and fallen leaves to arrive at Bunchberry’s backdoor. The forest held such a variety with meadows inbetween. Here the birch make their stand.Tamaracks laid a cushy yellow carpet and¬†perfumed the air.¬†

The sun was out to celebrate our day hiking Bunchberry!

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Members Celebrate at the Annual BBQ

On Sunday September 24th, 30 participants split into two groups to hike Coyote Lake trails and Geneese Fossil Trail. Although the river refused to give up any fossils, it was fun to explore. Coyote trail maps were available for those wanting to do both. After working up an appetite, we had lunch in the sun. Sandra hosted a fine feast led by bison smokies that were secretly simmered in beer!

A Bridge Too Far….

Low’s Bridge on the Battle River section of the trail was about to fall into the river. After much discussion and examining the possibilities it was decided it was too far gone and we would dismantle it as hiking around it was in place. With the generous help of the landowner Kelly Bradford using his equipment and our volunteers including Brad Jordan who used his heavy duty truck and trailer to haul it away in three trips, we managed this daunting task over the past two Mondays. First there is our bridge in sad decline.

It is hooked up to the caterpillar. Then cut from it’s moorings.The deck comes off, however not in one piece. We have to fish for the rest.And tow it piece by piece.We loaded the trailer and truck.And took it away.