Archive for June, 2013

Hiking near Saskatoon

Posted in Beaver Creek Conservation Area, Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, Hiking, Meetup, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by Amanda

Today I went to a hiking meetup; we went to a couple of conservation areas just outside of Saskatoon (Beaver Creek and Cranberry Flats). As there was a fair bit of flooding, a number of trails at Beaver Creek were at least partially closed. Nonetheless, it was nice to get out hiking. Plus, I went shopping afterwards!

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Beaver Creek Conservation Area

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A closed trail

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Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

The Crooked Bush

Posted in Crooked Bush, Saskatchewan with tags , on June 9, 2013 by Amanda

This morning I visited the Crooked Bush, a small, mysterious group of twisted trees.  I’ve been meaning to visit here for a while  but hadn’t got around to it until today.

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The sign along the highway for the Crooked Bush.

I had heard stories of people getting really lost looking for these trees but I found the drive to be signed.  From the highway the drive to the Crooked Bush took a lot longer than I had anticipated.  Not only were the roads unpaved but they were rather muddy in parts.  So, I ended up driving very slowly.  It occurred to me that driving here (not long after rain) might not have been the brightest idea ever but other than my car getting even dirtier everything turned out well.  Plus it gave me something to worry about other than work for a change!

Not surprisingly on a cold, windy, and dreary Sunday Morning I had the place totally to myself.  It was very interesting but was it was quite small I was only actually there for a few minutes.  Here are a few pictures:

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