Ministik Berg (A89A to A88+)
June 20 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 status and will gradually restart our hikes, with some obvious protocol changes listed at the bottom. So we’ll see if we can’t restart hiking ASAP.
The hike is through the Ministik Bird Sanctuary and a bit beyond, much of which is the ‘Ball Berg’ section recently donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada by the Ball family. This is of course a good chance to see birds, including waterfowl, as well as beaver. A small camera with a zoom lens or lightweight binoculars would be handy. The pictures from September 13th, 2020.
We’ll meet from the trail head on “A89A”Range Road 210 (1 km of Hwy 14) at 9:45 a.m.. The hike will leave from ‘A89A’ at 10:00 where we will go past several small lakes towards & the ‘Berg Stopover’ to where we leave the trail at Township Road 510 (‘A88’) where we’ll do a short walk down the road to the UofA entrance (also ‘A88’) & go on to Williams Lake for lunch.
Note: we may not have a chance to do our regular trail maintenance, but it should be OK as we did a great job clearing the trail in the fall, the landowners have been through to clear the deadfall and with the trail now being part of the NCC it gets more use.
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 76-77, or contact the Hike Leader, JoAnne B. & Lee S. via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (780-487-0645).
Initial protocol changes due to COVID-19: