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West Battle River (A57 to Schnee Hill)
October 31, 2021 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm MDT
It has a little bit of everything, including passing by what used to be the historic Low’s Crossing (well historic from a WTA perspective). Checkout Gene Miskiw’s “The Battle Bridge Story” with loads of pictures he’s shared with us at the AGM a few years ago (“The Battle Bridge Story” and more). Unfortunately, the combination of age & changes to navigable water regulations forced us to remove it, which Karen Bell documented as “A Bridge too Far”. A sad day for us all, but a reminder to the dedication and ingenuity of the original WTA members.
We’ll meet at the trail head “A57” on Highway 822 (bend near the top of the hill after the tracks & river) at 9:45 a.m.. The hike will leave from ‘A57’ at 10:00. The pictures from August 15th, 2021. Additionally, here are a couple of pictures plus a short video from scouting the trail on October 3rd, 2021 … the short video is Lee at the site were we used to have Lowe’s Crossing & taking advantage of the low water to cross on the rocks which saves ~3km on the hike (video is Lee crossing 1-way turning around & crossing back).
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 48-49, or contact the Hike Leader, JoAnne B. & Lee S., at 780-487-0645.