Hike #11 Snyder’s Flats

Hike #11
Snyder’s Flats, Bloomingdale, Ontario

I decided to tackle this little well-known area again, and this time as part of my challenge.

A little under 3km in the mix of sunshine and clouds… ever rolling clouds, threatening to dump more snow (they didn’t!)

A friend of mine took this trail about a week ago and was greeted with “No Trespassing” signs, taped-off trails, and a detour map. Apparently, the sand and gravel company has taken over parts of this land and closed a large section of the trail. However, I didn’t encounter any taped-off areas, or evidence of such tape. I’m glad I was able to take this trail in case it does get shut down permanently; it’s such a nice area, too, and I wasn’t the only one out there. I passed quite a few people, and lots of dog companions!

I wish I had a hiking dog.

Hike #9 Bechtel Park

Hike #9

Bechtel Park, Waterloo

I had to bundle up for this hike. It started out a bit rainy, and then the sun came out for a short while. I broke in my new Keen Koven Polar boots on this trail! They are so comfortable, and waterproof, and lined for winter 🙂 I’m just a little bit excited for the snow hikes now!

This trail was a little shortened due to construction in the area, but I’m looking forward to going back. There were more paths to take that went a bit farther!

I passed a sign near the end of this trail that stated I was sharing the woods with coyotes and foxes. While I’m not entirely scared of these creatures, I’m still glad I saw the sign near the end. Bears are what really instill fear in me when it comes to hiking alone! :/