Into the woods

This past Sunday, a couple friends and I went on a little trip to West Hawk Lake. It’s about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Winnipeg.

We left at around 6 am and arrived there at 8 or so.  We got all our supplies ready; snacks, backpacks, bug spray and a lot of water.

Starting out, the hike was not too bad. The views were absolutely beautiful. There’s nothing more pleasing to me than nature that has been left untouched.  When it’s allowed to grow wild and free.

An hour into the hike, I was ready to turn back. It wasn’t a smooth trail. You had to be very aware of where you were placing your feet. One wrong move and you could end up with an injury.

We finally made it to the end of the trail, about 2 hours later. There we settled in, hung out, took pictures and ate. (some brave souls even attempted to swim in the cold water)

The time came when we had to make our way back. Going back was another 2 hours and it was brutal. I was tired, it was hot, we ran out of water and we had to keep stopping. Finally, happily, we arrived at the beginning of the trail. We left for Winnipeg shortly after that. I slept most of the way back.

4 days later and I’m still feeling sore.

I would love to do it again in the future but it would have to be a shorter hike.


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