Elk Island Challenge

Monday, May 16, 2005

Elk Island 2005 progress - trails 2 and 3 of 11

May 15, 2005 - Freya Hammond-Thrasher completes two more short Elk Island trails leaving eight to go. Total distance covered to date is roughly 6.5 km.

Freya at the Amisk Wuche trailhead

On the trail

Freya surveys old growth

Duck-filled wetlands are the primary scenery of this trail

Freya at the Living Waters Boardwalk trailhead. This boardwalk is an aquatic insect extravaganza!

Our hardy explorer prepares to head down to the lake side

A hero! Freya rescues a non-aquatic beetle from a watery grave.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Elk Island 2005 progress - trail 1 of 11

Soon to be six-year-old Freya Hammond-Thrasher has made a bold pledge. She intends to walk all 11 official trails in Elk Island National Park outside of Edmonton Alberta in one season.

Thursday, May 12, 2005, five-year-old Freya Hammond-Thrasher poses at the Beaver Pond trailhead in Elk Island National Park. Freya, and her bearer and trusty side-kick known as Dad, completed the 3.5 km trail in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

A brief pause on the trail. Little does she know that there is a bull bison on the trail 100 m ahead.

A lone bull bison grazing on the trail was startled by our arrival and took cover 25 m off the trail.