Middle Battle River (A61 to A59E)
July 24 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm MDT
A hike of varied terrain combining a section that we haven’t hiked in a while (‘Fidler Monument’ to A60) combined with the initial section of another one we do quite often (A60 to A59E is the first part of the Schnee Hill hike). We will start at A61-‘Fidler Monument’ at RR215A/Twp 461A (take Range Road 215 off Highway 13 and after ~5½km of twists & turns you will eventually see Battle River, a small bridge & just past the bridge will be a Canadian Flag flapping in the wind, that’s ‘The Peter Fidler Monument’) and keep the route in mind as on July 29th we also start here but go in the opposite direction.
Initially we’ll go in through the trees at A61 (Pg 51) to connect to the powerline trail, then descend to a farm road for a while, cut into the trees again, before following Battle River along the edge of a farm and finally a few more hills before lunch at the ‘site of former house’ (Pg 49) and returning on the same route after lunch. Check out pictures from “Battle River” (September 6th, 2020).
We will depart trail head around 10 a.m. Participants should proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions).
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 48-51, or contact the Hike Leaders, JoAnne B. & Lee S. (780-487-0645).
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.