My Wednesday afternoon hikes really do help me to enjoy life. Lately I’ve had a sore foot and haven’t been too ambitious. An obscure little trail called Wildlife Viewing Trail at Lac Des Arcs across the Bow Valley from Exshaw is really very special. It is a great place to view migrating birds. My little hiking group friends had never heard of it so recently I introduced them to it. It was a chilly and rainy day, but since the trail is in the trees we managed to get to all four bird blinds before the heavy rain came. This photo shows us bundled up at one of the bird blinds.
It is a long time since I’ve been up Wind Valley, but I found out recently that the trail had been repaired since the flood of 2013. It has four bridges and one amazing stepping stones section above a little creek. Check it out. You start from the Pigeon Mountain parking near Dead Man’s Flats.