To kick off the warm weather season, we bought an annual pass to the Halton Conservation Areas. This pass will give us entry into seven conservation parks in our area so we can enjoy the outdoors, hike to our hearts’ content and have fun.
We kicked things off this morning with a 5km hike at Mount Nemo, one of the parks we didn’t get to last year. What made it interesting was that both loops at Nemo are along the Bruce Trail which typically has more rugged terrain and inclines. This was no paved or packed stroll through the woods. And we loved it!
We got to see lots of flowers and trees. Wildlife such as chipmunks, turkey vultures, other birds – no snakes this time. Beautiful lookouts and views – the day was so clear, we were able to see downtown Toronto from up there.
The trail has lots of roots, rocks, twists and turns, and there are some steep drops. We need to get hiking poles. Word of warning: There is no fencing so don’t get too close to the cliff or you’ll end up bungee jumping without a cord. :)
Great great day!
We started with the yellow loop, then the red loop. Did then both from 11:45am to 1:30pm, about 5km.
Can’t escape them. :) This one was particularly poofy.
These smelled good!
Chris in the trail
These were cool – with the wind, their leaves flickered in the sunlight and looked like confetti.
Some parts of the trail were narrower and flat.
You could see the CN tower from here – hard to see in the pic though.
In a few spots there were narrow packed-earth bridges and if you looked over, you could see gaps in the rock – creepy yet cool.
Don’t get too close to the edge!
More flowers… :)
Saw this left on a tree stump – pretty :)
Cool looking tree
Yes. More flowers.
Some parts of the trail were on somewhat steep inclines with rocks and roots…
Bruce Trail lingo :)
Purple flowers :)
And some parts were very steep. :)
This one was pretty tough to get down but we were fine. We should get hiking poles…would have made this one much easier.
Last bunch of flowers on our way back to the parking lot.