November 29, 2015
Today’s hike wasn’t so much of a pure hike, but we were outdoors for a couple hours collecting a few geocaches! It was another nice wintery/fall afternoon with sunshine for parts of it.
Our original plans of hiking at Silent Lake were crushed… the park is closed during the winter but I didn’t look it up before we got there, so geocaching was the back-up idea!
Silver Creek, Georgetown, Ontario
5.3 km loop
Beautiful, beautiful fall afternoon for a hike, and the boyfriend finally joined me 🙂
The leaves are changing gradually… Bright reds on the tops of the trees, bright greens in the shade of the forest. There were so many others out on this trail today too, it was so nice to see.
With all these warm temperatures lately, it’s hard to believe the freezing cold and snow will be here in as little as a couple weeks!
It’s about 16 degrees. The air is cool and there’s a bit of a breeze, causing the trees to rustle.
I got a flat tire on my way out here… There was a board in the middle of the road; I think that’s what caused it. I’ll deal with that after my hike.
Chipmunks are everywhere. Acorns are falling fast from the trees. And these trees are huge… So tall. I can only dream of what the Redwoods in California are like… Someday I’ll hike there too.
Not too many people out here today, a Thursday. Most people have 9-5 jobs theses days. I like having mid week weekends, sometimes.
I passed a couple of older couples. Families with dogs. A couple of young couples. And one female runner. I’m the only other single out here that I’ve seen and that’s cool.
I sat on the ledge and took in the view.
It’s so beautiful here.
Hike #3! The Hopewell Trail in Breslau, Ontario, 1.6km
My GPS seemed to fail for a good chunk of this trail for some reason, but the missing point-to-point was dead straight.
I took my mom with me for this evening hike, and she’ll likely be on a few more with me for the challenge 🙂
It was a cool, damp walk between the trees and the neighbourhood. The air was still fresh but crisp. Autumn is definitely here!