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Snowshoe Hare Loop

This week I joined the Bragg Creek Woodland Walking Group again and we hiked the Snowshoe Hare Loop in West Bragg Creek.  This is a fairly new trail and has been set up for snowshoeing.  I suspect it will be a bit too marshy for enjoyment in summer.  Because we have had a week or more of really warm, spring-like weather much of the snow has started melting and the trail varied tremendously, from snow and ice to dry grassy pathways.

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A couple of short hills kept it interesting and there were a number of places where crampons would really have helped. As it was a few of us detoured under the trees to escape the ice.

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Although the trail is well marked we managed to get lost briefly

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but quickly picked up the path again and found a sunny spot in an open meadow to stop for a snack and a chat.

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The approximately 5km took us over two hours with the stops.

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March 14, 2015 Posted by | Hiking, Living in Canada | , | 1 Comment

Picnicking at McLean’s Pond

Last weekend we visited McLean’s Pond for the first time this season. The sun was shining and the weather unseasonably warm so we decided to take Sherry for a run and have a picnic lunch.

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The pond was still frozen solid and, in fact, there were two groups of ice fisherman in the middle of it.

Richard walked out to chat to one of the groups and to see how they were doing

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Even Sherry ventured out onto the ice for a short distance,

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but, in view of the notice in the car park I decided that someone needed to be more prudent and stay on dry land in case an emergency rescue should be necessary!

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March 14, 2015 Posted by | Living in Canada | , , , | Leave a comment