South Saunders Lake Hike

Fourteen hikers came out on a gusty spring morning to hike the trail along Saunders Lake. The trail was dry and the lake was free of ice. The warm winds have already cleared away any moisture left from winter.

The highlight of the day was the animal sightings. From our lunch spot up on a slope, we saw a large coyote bounding along below. As soon as we came into his sight, he took off like a shot. In clear view, we watched him run the distance along the lake to the edge of the forest.

We also that the eagle is back. He soared across the lake and landed at the usual nesting spot. Then he flew back to our side, soaring almost directly over our heads.

Also on the trail we saw some bright clean bones scattered around. These are possibly from a deer.

Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike and thanks to the landowners for their continuing support. You can find more photos on Flickr.

Where we’re going next.

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.

Where we’re going next.