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Monday, September 17, 2012

Rae Trail Hike

On Sunday I went for a hike with friends on the Rae Trail which is north of Holland, Manitoba and a couple of hours drive from my home.

It was supposed to be a 15 km (9.5 miles) so we packed a lunch which we devoured an hour and a half into the hike. What tastes better than food eaten outside!

The leaves are in full autumn colour right now.

From here we could see the Assiniboine River below us in the distance.

Some of the beautiful red foliage is Poison Ivy.

Taking a rest at about the 9th  mile. The trail was not well marked and there were lots of  ATV trails that confused us so we ended up walking in circles a bit.We did know that if we kept walking more or less east we'd end up at the highway and the car.  We eventually did but a mile south of where the car was parked.

It's very sandy country.  This was a long slide that we could have gone down but that would have meant climbing back up. Maybe if we had found it earlier in the day...
We ended up walking for about 18 km (11 miles) and enjoying every minute of it.  I do think a GPS might have been a good idea though.


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I am impressed! That is quite the walk.

Bethany said...

Glad you had a great time. Trail you were on is beautiful.

Myra said...

I think we will have to find this trail next Fall... What a lovely time you had!! Great photos Joyce!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I prefer walking with a group when I don't know a trail. Where I live, we mark trails by saving the tops of our soup cans and painting those different colors depending on the trail. We use those new can openers that do not leave the sharp edge! Looks like a pretty hike! Good thing you had food! Cheers! Evelyn