With the new section of highway 97 done, a few new WALC (walking around Lake Country) trails have emerged. And what does any good geocacher do…..going hiking to place new caches of course 🙂
The trail was a pretty easy 3km hike. Liams favorite part……going through the tunnel under the highway. We walked on a variety of nice man made trails, dirt bike/quad trails, and some deer trails. Looking at the map I thought this hike was going to be pretty long, but we managed, and Liam did awesome! However with placing 11 caches along the trail it did take use just over two and a half hours. The end of the hike was getting a little hurried as it was getting dusk very quickly. We made it back to the car close to 4:30….just in time, any longer and we would have had to break out the flashlights.
A much needed hot drink was needed after this hike. With dusk, came very cool temperatures, plus I had a leaky hydration pack, resulting in a wet back 😦 A trip to Tim Hortons warmed us up, Liam was very excited for a hot chocolate to finish off our family hike.
Hopefully the snow holds off for a little longer so we can hike…..and of course hide more caches on some more of the trails above the Raptor trail.
A big Thanks to all the volunteers, at WALC, that make these great possible!!! We are truly lucky to live in an area with so many trails at our doorstep.
Spion Kop Trails
My boy, all set to hike
it’s a snake, no it’s a dragon, no it’s a sea serpent
Any fallen tree is an opportunity for a balance beam
“Mom take my picture up here!”
Snuggles enjoying the hike
Liam and Snuggles
Jason blends right in, in his green hoodie
We were looking for walking sticks in the piles of wood. Liam found a keeper, lol!
view of Oyama, Wood Lake and Kal Lake
Another view shot
“I’m hiding!!!” yells Liam
“Look, it’s not a diamond any more” Silly boy, yet smart
(The trail marker signs were diamonds, Liam used is walking stick to change the diamond to a square)
Me and Liam
View of Lake Country, or as the locals call it Winfield