Explore the Bois-des-Esprits Trail **POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER**

A suggestion was made by one of our members, Kim, to give the Bois-des-Esprits Trail a try...so let's do it!!  Especially now that they're fogging for mosquitoes!

The total trail length with both trails is approximately 5k, so expect to be walking and taking photos for about an hour an a half (that could be a generous amount of time though).  There are what appear to be some photogenic points of interest: 
John Bruce Road foot bridge – Once a bridge for vehicular traffic, this is now a scenic foot bridge and an inviting starting point for this walk.
Woody – A three-metre tall “Mhtik” (wood spirit) carved from a giant elm tree, guards the Bois des Esprits forest (on the Bois-des-Eprits Trail)
Riel Mill Site – In the 1840s, Riel Sr established a mill on this site to grind grain and card wool for the Grey Nuns of St. Boniface. Tradition has it that almost single-handedly,  he dug a nine mile channel to divert water to turn the mill wheel (on the Louis Riel, Sr. Trail)

Follow the link for details: http://www.winnipegtrails.ca/trails-maps/bois-des-esprit/

-Meet at 7pm at the parking lot on John Bruce Road (just south of St. Anne's Rd. and Meadowood Drive)...collect $2 meetup fee, etc.
-Start the walk at 7:20pm SHARP
-Back to the parking lot at approximately 9pm (at the latest)

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  • JUDY H.

    Thanks for letting us know Holly - better luck next time.

    July 25, 2013

  • Holly T.

    I will have to postpone tonight's shoot...stoopid weather! Please keep an eye on the site to find out the next date!

    July 25, 2013

  • Holly T.

    To all who have RSVPed yes, please check your email!

    July 24, 2013

  • Roxane

    Boss' retirement party, otherwise I'd be there. Enjoy!

    July 21, 2013

  • jan

    we could also see how many pics we can collect of the different spirit carvings

    July 16, 2013

  • Kyra L.

    sounds good

    July 7, 2013

  • Holly T.

    I should note, as Sandy brought it up...people/dog friendly pets are welcome!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ive always wanted to go there! Can I bring Aslan?

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • Holly T.


      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Holly T.

      I'm just stoked you're able to come to another meetup of ours! :D

      July 7, 2013

  • fern b.

    This would be a super meetup, but I'll be in Gimli for the Film Festival.There are carvings on little odd branches etc, it's like a scavenger hunt to find them. It's a marvellous trail!

    1 · July 7, 2013

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