When: Sunday, October 10th, 2021 starting at 10 a.m. (The hike takes about 2 hours. With a stop for lunch and some exploration of the creek bed, plan to return to your car by about 2 -3 p.m.)
Where: meet at Kerry Farm near Abernethy or at the beginning of the Fort Ellis Trail near the Katepwa Lake Spillway. (Instructions and times will be given to those participating). It takes 30 minutes to drive from Kerry Farm to the beginning of the hike.
Thanksgiving Weekend is a great time to get out on the land with family and friends, to notice, and to give thanks for Mother Earth who sustains and nurtures us all.
This 8 km hike begins in the Qu’Appelle Valley on private land. We will walk up and down hills, through pastures and meadows, aspen , ash and Manitoba maple woods, buck brush, along the dry creek bed, and up a hog’s back. Part of our hike will be on Crown Land known as the Pheasant Creek Wildlife Management Area. There is no set trail, but we will follow a route made by deer, cattle and moose much of the way.
Level of Physical Fitness Required: You will need to ability to bend under a barbed wire fence and possibly to climb over a fence. You need to be comfortable going up and down hills and walking on uneven ground. We have done the hike with children ages 8 and up who have had some outdoor experience.
How to Register: Please register in advance as numbers will be limited. It is way nicer to go in a smaller group. Text Sue at 306 331 9719 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost unless you would like to make a donation as we try to gift the land holders as a way of saying thank you to them.
What to Bring/Wear: Please wear sturdy runners or hiking boots. There are cactus that can pierce lighter footwear. Bring your lunch, water, binoculars, something to sit on for lunch, sunscreen, a hat. Bring your curiousity, and your sense of wonder.