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Middle Battle River (A62 to A61)

October 21 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT

Due to the nasty weather lately we have decided against the Middle Coal Lake hike, as the trail is quite exposed. So we will try the Middle Battle River hike from the end of July when the heat wave kept the attendance down, but this time we’ll do it the other way around, starting from the Duhamel Campground (‘Ross flats campground’ at Range Road 212C just off Highway 21) at about 10 a.m. and going to Trautman Crossing/Fidler’s Monument. The pictures from July 30th, 2018.

This week’s hike, some 10 km round trip, is along forest paths and across open fields with views of the glorious Battle River Valley. This huge valley was created in a matter of days towards the end of the last ice age, when an ice-bound lake covering the entire Edmonton area suddenly broke free. Bring lunch, water, medium-weight boots or good walking shoes, sun block and insect repellent, and you’ll be prepared for a wonderful day in nature.

In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section E in the paid lot (it’s free on weekends) and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may 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 50-51, or contact the Hike Leader JoAnne B. & Lee S. by email or call 780-487-0645.

This is a somewhat “long-lost” section that hasn’t been hiked in several years. The Point is named for Project Cooperation, in which six 15- and 16-year olds, funded by the Province and by the Waskahegan Trail Association, cleared this section as part of their summer work in 1975.

The hike will leave from Kjorlien Corner (Township Road 473 / Range Road 232) at about 9:50 a.m.. The pictures from Pictures from June 19th, 2011 (but hopefully without the rain).

In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park “Park & Ride” Section E, and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may 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 34-35, or contact the Hike Leader JoAnne B. & Lee S. by email or call 780-487-0645.

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Date:
October 21
Time:
8:45 am - 3:00 pm
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