SUMMER/FALL EVENTS 2018

 

 

July 14

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a day of fun at Katherine Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. Roger and Cheryl will lead a hike to be followed by water sports and a lunch. Reminder – all watercraft must be inspected at stations located in Riding Mountain National Park prior to use in any water.  Please call Roger at 204-726-5293 for more information.

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July 18

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a midweek bike or hike.  Please call Judy at 204-727-4794 or email judy.bartel@gmail.com for more information.

 

Aug 1

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a midweek bike or hike.     Please call Judy at 204-727-4794 or email judy.bartel@gmail.com for more information.

 

Aug 4-5

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a back pack and hike in Riding Mountain National Park.  Please call Di at 204-571-0477 for more information.

> AUGUST 4 - 5  RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK OVERNIGHT BACKPACK TO EAST DEEP LAKE

> This was a training backpack before the 6 day trip to Banff National park in September.  We could have taken the rolling 8km in - but that would have been far too easy!  Instead we went down Bald Hill trail and up Jet trail before the last few km to the campsite. 20km in total. 

> Rick and Sue, Robert, Di and Spirit all learnt that what goes into the backpacks is the absolute minimal required to be safe - not necessarily comfortable.  And that going down is as uncomfortable as going up - the pain is just in a different place.  I think it was a very successful reminder, to all of us, to keep on training!

> Besides the moaning and groaning,  Di and Robert were lucky enough to see MaMa bear and her two cubs cross the trail in front of them.   We also had a Coyote, which Spirit was insistent on chasing despite being on a leash, and a Fisher.  As per usual on a backpack - we got caught up in a thunder shower.  However, it wasn’t long before we dried out, well fed and well rested.

> It was an easy 8km back to the parking lot.  We stopped in at Wasagaming for Sue to visit the craft sale and for Rick and Di to find coffee and ice cream.  Spirit is learning fast that ice cream always comes after a long and hot hike!  Di.

 

Aug 15

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a midweek bike or hike.     Please call Judy at 204-727-4794 or email  judy.bartel@gmail.com for more information.

 

Aug 18-19

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a bike and back pack excursion in Riding Mountain National Park.  Please call Judy at 204-727-4794 or email judy.bartel@gmail.com for more information.

Sept 1-3

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a two night backpack.  Please call Di at 204-571-0477 for more information.

SEPTEMBER 1st - 3rd  SPRUCEWOODS BACKPACK

 Bert, Robert, Fred and Jackie, Di and 3 canine friends headed the 20km into cabin 4 on the Epinette trail.  We met another solo backpacker, Rob from Winnipeg, along the way - and he joined us for our days hike.  We were all sure glad to see our camp site!  There were already happy campers there - along with 2 dogs - and his made for an interesting evening!  More people trickled in during the evening - to be expected on a long weekend, I guess.

The following day we headed back to cabin 3 - a mere 13km.  It wasn't long before Bert - having realized he had accomplished his goal by carrying a heavy pack with new boots on his recently broken and healed ankle - decided to complete the last 8km out to the parking lot.  After a rest - Robert realized he had also accomplished his goal - carrying a pack with new boots on - and decided to make the last 8km out to the parking lot!  Now, there were just 3 happy campers and 3 happy canines.  We had been told that there had been some party people the night before - so we were really relieved to see that they had already left - which meant we were able to enjoyed a quiet evening together.

The next morning we packed up and headed out.  We stopped for lunch at Carberry Golf course before going home.

Thanks to everyone who came out to make it such an enjoyable weekend!

Di

 

Sept 12

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a bike and back pack excursion in Riding Mountain National Park.  Please call Judy at 204-727-4794 or email judy.bartel@gmail.com for more information.

 

September 14-16th. 

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a three day back country cycling trip in and around Riding Mountain National Park. Please email Clarke at wc-wilkie@shaw.ca for more information.

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Sept 20-25

Join the Westman Wilderness Club for a six day back pack on the Sawback Range Circuit Trail in Banff National Park.  Please call Di for more information at 204-571-0477.

Event Review.

 

Oct 15

Westman Wilderness Club fall and winter planning meeting will be held at 76 Eagle Way.  Please call Janis at 204-761-4837 if you plan on attending.

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