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East Battle River (Duhamel) to Rest & Be Thankful Hill
April 24 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm MDT
Traditionally our first out of town hike of the season & a glorious way to start spring. The hike follows the Battle River east towards Stoney Creek and Camrose. It starts by following the river, low in the valley across open grassland, but eventually winds its way up out of the valley, stepping over a field of crocuses, then into woods and gulleys, and ending at the top of “Rest & Be Thankful” hill. There we stop to eat our lunches, thankful for the spectacular views.
We’ll meet at the trail head Duhamel (Ross Flats) Campground (at Range Road 212C just off Highway 21 & the campground is no longer in operation). The hike will leave from ‘A62’ at 10:00. Due to the pandemic the last two seasons we’ve held the hike in October, here are the pictures from the last time we held it in the spring – April 28th, 2019
If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes web page for essential information. For further information specific to this hike, refer to The Waskahegan Trail Guide Book, pages 52-53 or contact the Hike Leader, Mary M. (780-608-0593).
The current Government of Alberta COVID-19 public health action plan indicates that all COVID-19 public health measures have been lifted. However, WTA group event attendees are encouraged to assess and manage their personal risk.