Elk Island Challenge

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Update - Six-year-old triumphs!

DSCN3615 She did it! On Sunday, August 28, 2005, Freya completed the eleventh trail. What an amazing feat!
  • Trails completed: 11
  • Distance completed: 91.2 km
  • Pledges received: $1313.38!
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What's Freya's next challenge? Grade one!

Trail 11 of 11 complete! We're done!

Freya looks confident as we set out on the final trail from the Tawayik Lake picnic area.

It was a warm sunny day.

This is the gate that we will triumphantly return to in roughly two hours.

Full of pride and facing what we now consider a short walk of 4.6 km, Freya is full of smiles... but one last adventure lies ahead.

Another hiker pasted us on her return journey and warned us of a bison ahead on the trail. Soon enough, we found him walking ahead of us in the same direction that we were going. We followed along at a safe distance for a while until the trail forked. Fortunately, he chose the path off to the Shirley Lake trailhead allowing us to continue on our planned course.

Freya took this picture of a beautiful Elk Island park pond.

Now, with three quarters of the trail behind us, Freya starts to get a bit excited.

Freya took this nice picture of her trusty pack-bearer and story teller. Note the manuscript of the Saga of the Volsungs tucked under my arm. We read heavily from this text on many trails to pass the time.

We are getting close now, and there is a camera man awaiting us just ahead. I don't have any photos of the the celebration that soon ensued, but I will post them when I get them from others. What an amazing girl!