Summertime and the hiking is easy…

Nary a flake in sight (well maybe one or two) at the Beaver Hill Ski Club

Nary a flake in sight (well maybe one or two) at the Beaver Hill Ski Club, km 76.4, August 30

Traversing the ski hill & applying lessons learned in July. Namely, 100% buy in of the way to go.

Traversing the ski hill & applying lessons learned in July. Namely, 100% buy in of the way to go.

Summer glory

Summer glory

Snack time! One of many funky, fantastic fungi found on this foray.

Snack time! One of many funky, fantastic fungi found on this foray.

??? Can't remember what this was or why I took the pic...

??? Can’t remember what this was or why I took the pic…

Four peas in a pod?

Four peas in a pod?

IMGP1375

Down the escarpment. Thank you Bruce Trail volunteers!

 

IMGP1377

Relieved to be safe and sound.

IMGP1382

Nature’s palate

 

IMGP1384

Yet another unique naturescape.

 

IMGP1391

Are we at least half way through?

IMGP1390

Somehow we always manage to find fallen trees for our picnic seats

IMGP1392

 

IMGP1397

Beaver Valley

 

IMGP1401

Barren forest floor

 

IMGP1402

New growth

 

IMGP1403

Abandoned apple orchard – ripe for the picking

 

IMGP1406

and eating

 

IMGP1410

Smiles aplenty to sit on a bench in the middle of nowhere

 

IMGP1411

Our requisite stile pic

 

IMGP1412

Freshly mowed hay

 

IMGP1414

Summer meadow.

 

IMGP1417

Our requisite bridge pic

 

IMGP1418

Still waters…

IMGP1420

… leading to more than one soaker

IMGP1422

Split rail fences throughout the hike – reminders of the backbreaking work to try to convert to farm land

IMGP1423

With some success in places

IMGP1424

Finished! One of our easiest hikes with few up and downs of the escarpment. Perfect, near the end of summer weather – warm, not humid, few mosquitoes. Ended at John Muir Lookout, Epping. Km 93, Beaver Valley, another 16.6 km behind us!

IMGP1428

John Muir Lookout. But no Zaxes to be found! Better luck next time?

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s