Six-mile Coulee, Lethbridge
An after-work walk in the coulees, down to the river and south, a climb up for the view, and returning along the six-mile coulee creek. The valley is gradually greening, and wildflowers are blooming close to the ground. Buffalo beans, prairie smoke, prairie crocus, and bigger plants where there is more moisture - golden current, wolf willow, buffaloberries, Saskatoon bushes. Us walkers are outnumbered by the runners and mountain bikers on the trails, but I think we see more.
Location: Six-mile Coulee to the Oldman River, Lethbridge, Alberta
Length: 7 km
Date: 12 May, 2021
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, as a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation).