Just off of McCullough Road, Kelowna
December 18, 2005
Walterdale Pedestrian Bridge, Edmonton, AB
Feb 08, 2011
I did a quick hike up Cedar Mtn today. It’s not much of a mountain, more like a big rock outcropping above Lake Okanagan. ANyway, it was a fun hike to do at this time of year because nobody really goes out there. I only came across one set of human tracks and they were weeks old. It’s pretty amazing that a park like this can exist within city limits but not get any traffic all winter. I guess everyone is too busy playing with their new Christmas toys!
The thing I like about hiking in winter is that you can see how “busy” the wilderness really is by all of the animal tracks. The park is surprisingly popular with the deer (probably because it is so grassy and open). I spent a lot of time studying all of the tracks and it is quite humbling to remember what goes on outside the limits of our concrete and asphalt.
While I was at the summit, I tried to find a geocache but it was far too snowy. There are also some interesting human-created “houses” and furniture that have been crafted from slabs of shale. Must be the rock climbers who are looking to kill time at the top while waiting for the rest of their team!