May11/12,2013 Join the Westman Wilderness Club for an overnight backpack in Spruce Woods Provincial Park .Call Di 204-571-0477.
MAY 12-13 BACKPACK SPRUCE WOODS
It was just my self and my four legged friend, Scotty, who went out to cabin #3 on The Epinette trail in Spruce Woods We left late afternoon, and took our time getting to the cabin. We saw a few crocus's along the way - the first I'd seen this year! We met a fellow backpacker on his way back from cabin #4 - who informed me that the water pump at cabin #3 was not working - but the creek was running at the bottom of the ravine if I was up for a bit of scrambling! By the time I got to the cabin - I knew I had to go in search of water. I also realized I had to go in search of wood - there was not a log to be seen - and it was going to be a cool night, and an even cooler morning!!! It was good to finally sit down in a warm cabin and relax for the evening. The Cyotes howled all night - it was beautiful. I woke at around 6.30. There was something quivering at the bottom of my sleeping bag. Scotty was shivering! It was obviously time to get up and make a fire to warm the dog...! My breakfast guest, Clarence, arrived around 9.30 - by which time it was warm enough to sit out side and enjoy breakfast in the sun. Another beautiful day on the trail. At cabin #2 we met some English folks - so we stopped and chatted for a while. It seemed far too nice to be going home - but that's what we had to do.