Here are some photos of Whitemud Creek (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in the winter. The creek freezes over and is quite safe to run on after a few weeks of cold weather. These ice trails are shared by runners, cross country skiers, snowshoe enthusiasts and hikers. During good conditions the footing is similar to running on a lightly graveled road. Unfortunately, this year we have had quite a bit of snow which makes the footing uneven in some areas, which is tough on the ankles, knees, back and hips. The upside is that the scenery is worth it!