On Thanksgiving Weekend Jordon, Mark, Oliver, Marley and I went up to Prince Albert National Park and hiked the Treebeard Trail. The trail is a short 1.2 km loop that takes you through one of the oldest forest of Prince Albert National Park. You find yourself surrounded by enormous whitespruce and balsam fir trees making up the boreal forest.
To get there, ascend the steep, winding trail through a white spruce and balsam fir forest. The trees along this path are among the oldest and largest in the park. As you descend, watch for a spur trail to the right. It leads to a small, fern-edged creek, dark and cool.
To access the trail, enter the Prince Albert National Park and then drive 17.6 km down the Narrows Road. After you are done the hike, make sure you check out the beach at the Narrows Marina or Paighton Beach.
These were the first bunch of photos I took with the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 II from Don’s Photo. The big difference is that I had Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens on it. I hadn’t had a lot of time to play with the camera as of then (or now) but I am really happy with it.
The Trailbeard Trail is close to the Narrows Marina and Paignton Beach. After the hike we went back to Paighton Beach where we had a picnic lunch. Jordon made a fire for the smokies while I used Mark’s stove to cook up some Knorr Sidekicks.
The day was gorgeous so Jordon managed to talk Mark, Oliver, Marley and myself to take a quick wade into the icy cold water of Waskesiu Lake. Jordon somehow managed to avoid wading into the lake.