Hike #14 Cyprus Lake

Hike #14
Cyprus Lake Trail/Grotto/Indian Head Cove/Bruce Trail
Bruce Peninsula National Park (Tobermory, Ontario)
December 2, 2015

An adventurous day driving up to the Bruce Peninsula National Park! 

My boyfriend had never been up north that way, so we decided to take advantage of our previous plans and head up! (We were originally going to meet up with a walking group in Wiarton, but traffic on the 401WB expressway was backed up two hours… ugh!) 

The BPNP is one of my absolute favourite places to hike and to just be. The trails are clearly marked, the air is fresh, there are trees and trees and trees, and the views along the cliffs of Georgian Bay are just simply amazing. I could never get bored of this area. 

Being December, we didn’t have a whole lot of daylight to use, but we sure had almost the entire park to ourselves – at least, along where we hiked.

I kept my bear bell on most of the time we were on the trails. You just never know, especially when I saw quite large tracks in the mud. (They turned out to belong to a Beethoven dog – that was a relief! I’m going to look into learning more about what tracks belong to what animals now…) 🙂

Hike #13 – Hastings Heritage Trail

Hike #13
Hastings Heritage Trail
Madoc, Ontario
November 30, 2015

We were camping up near Madoc and found this trail, which is designed mostly for ATVs and dirt bikes, but it also advertises that it’s good for hikers, too. I’d love to hike the whole trail, maybe in the summer… it’s only 170.7 kilometers for this section of the Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance trail!

A couple geocaches found along this trail and we looped back to where we started. Not too bad, but we did walk along part of Highway 62 which could be dangerous at times. Thankfully only a handful of cars drove by us as we made our way back. Nice trail!

Hike #12 Apsley, Ontario

Hike #12
November 29, 2015
Apsley, Ontario

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!

Hike #2 Cardiff, Ontario

I completed hike #2 in Cardiff, Ontario. It was a guided hike hosted by Hike Haliburton for their 13th annual hike festival (Sept 17-20, 2015).
Steve Kauffeldt was our guide for Site 41: “Uranium Boom, Bust, and Rebirth” where we got to see where Uranium had been mined and heard a little bit of history of Cardiff (also known as the Geocaching Capital of Canada).