After yesterday’s upside down weather day (a yoyo of a day with sun, rain, clouds, pouring, sun), and seeing the clear and gorgeous summer weather predicted for today, we headed over to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for a hike.
We had only gone once before and it was great, nicer than we remembered with some pretty spots to look out at the turkey vultures and the surrounding farms and landscapes. We did a bit of the yellow trail and the whole orange trail which coincides with the Bruce Trail and makes for a more challenging and interesting hike. It was relatively short – about 3km.
The terrain is varied with roots and rocks, cliffs and some steep climbs (both up and down). Lots of birds, chipmunks, a snake (Chris saw him, I was too slow and/or blind to see him), the most turkey vultures we’ve ever seen soaring along the cliffs, even a herd of cows in the distance. 🙂
Me and the view (in my Gryffindor cap):
Chris and the view 🙂 (the sun wasn’t in a good spot..created a bit of glare/shade)
In the faaaaar away distance, you can see a herd of cows in the field , just off to the right of the two black spots in the centre of the pic.
With my awesome zoom, I was able to get a close up of the cows:
Those are some huge mushrooms!
Berries! They look so delicate…a nice pop of colour in the greenery.
Chris ran to the top of this hill – you can see him all the way up there:
No running for me (That’s probably why I’m still smiling):
The beginnings of the raspberries – these were still tiny, only about a quarter inch in size:
The chipmunk spy – I think he was more curious about us then we were of him. Cutie: