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Bighill Springs Winter Hike

Friday, January 11, 2019
Hike Begins at 10.00am
Starting location: Ranche Road

With Vivian Pharis, AWA Executive Director Christyann Olson, and Conservation Specialist Nissa Petterson

Located close to the fast-growing town of Cochrane, the Bighill Creek Reserve Trail passes through a 40-acre Environmental Reserve located at the southern end of the Bighill Creek drainage in the Rocky View County. The trail meanders southeast through the forested side of Bighill Creek towards the end of the Municipal reserve. A small foot bridge, recently built by the dedicated stewards of the Bighill Creek Preservation Society, allows the trail to loop back along an abandoned valley road to complete this wonderful hike. The beautiful glacial meltwater coulee has a gently undulating terrain with a surprising amount of biodiversity; from songbirds to moose, cougars, and even a heron colony estimated to be at least 100 years old, this landscape has plenty to offer any naturalist or wilderness explorer. This hike is sure to be wonderful, so don’t miss out! Spots are limited, register today!

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Cost: $5.00-Members


Distance: Approximately 4kms

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Duration of Hike: 2-3 hours

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We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.
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