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August 28, 2022 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm MDT
This week’s outing is 7km round-trip along the Gwynne Section to the Gwynne Ski Hill.
The huge valley starting at Gwynne and containing the Battle River as it flows eastward across Alberta, was created in a few days. At the end of the last ice age, glacier water trapped by ice formed huge Lake Edmonton. The water finally broke through the ice at Gwynne and the whole lake emptied, creating the magnificent valley we will overlook. The pictures from October 4th, 2020.
The hike will leave from A57 on Highway 822 at about 10:00 a.m.. Participants should proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change.
If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For further information specific to this hike, refer to The Waskahegan Trail Guide Book, pages 46-47 (Gwynne Section) & 115 (Chickadee Trail)or contact the Hike Leader, JoAnne B. & Lee S.