On Saturday December 10th, participants first met at Heather and Peter's cottage for a quick pit stop and to regroup for carpooling. We then made our way into Whiteshell Provincial Park for the event. The day was overcast and the temperature expected to hovered around zero degrees all day. At the parking area it was determined there was enough snow to warrant wearing snowshoes and we set off. We travelled through the Caribou Creek quarry and bushwacked around the quarry area before meeting up with the Trans Canada Trail. Along the way we took a few breaks to take in the scenery and enjoy the silence of the forest. Other than one blister (treated using with one butterfly band-aid from the first aid kit) and a forgotten lunch - all were feeling good to push on to the reach the Eleanor Lake shelter for lunch. We returned on our broken trail back to the highway and vehicles. The trek was 11kms long.
-Snowshoers from back (Jessica Grant)
- Walking in a line (Richard Farthing-Nichol)
- Matt, Willie and the shelter (Heather Sorko)
-Snowshoers from side (Richard Farthing-Nichol)
-Jess walking in Bush (Peter Panufnik)
-John and Molly at shelter (Peter Panufnik)