Our treat on our Saturday trail run was to see a moose come check us out and then cruise away. Those guys can sure run fast.
These trails are inside the city limits of Calgary so we really don’t have to go far to get this nature. We feel pretty lucky.
The trails had frozen solid overnight but were thawing quickly by the time we got there at 11. So we had a lot of mud, both the sloppy kind, and the frozen kind that was filled with footprints from the hikers (and moose) the previous day. The deep frozen footprints were pretty tough to run without twisting ankles. The ice patches kept us guessing whether we were going to break through any given section and get wet feet or if we would slide out of control.
But mud can be fun. We had fun splattered all over us.
We got lost a couple times and did one of the loops twice. Good thing we had a gps map to consult
12 km in Weaselhead flats along Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary
We love these trails. And they are only 20 minutes from home.
As spring comes these wet areas become mosquito havens making it almost intolerable. So this season is definitely the best for these trails.