Autumn colours at the Larch Sanctuary

Last weekend, I joined some fellow EALT volunteers for the Volunteer Appreciation get-together and hike through Larch Sanctuary. Most, including Google Maps, know the natural space as Mactaggart Sanctuary (and, there’s even a sign calling it Mactaggart), but it is, in fact, Larch Sanctuary.

It’s a beautiful area and well worth the bus trip. There are lots of trails maintained only by their regular use, dense trees, friendly fellow hikers, and wildlife (we saw a hawk flying high above us and plenty of squirrels and birds). And, if you’re looking for a good workout, this is a good place to start. We were only there for a 1.5 hour meander, and we still did the equivalent of 34 floors (according to my Fitbit).

Oh, and, it’s officially autumn. Edmonton mostly turns a dusty yellow in the autumn, because we lack the glorious tree and shrub species I’m used to from back home, but there was still a fair amount of colour at the Larch Sanctuary. I’ll definitely be going back again.

Spider web

Reflection

Autumn colours

Caught in the web

Autumn colours

Autumn colours

Ox bow lake

Reflection

Autumn colours

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