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Guests / End to End
« Last post by RMBrown on June 11, 2015, 09:00:54 AM »
Do you plan on having an E2E hike in 2015? Rob Brown
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Miscellaneous Hikes / Amazing Race Photo Challenge (May 24th/15)
« Last post by marilyncouture on May 28, 2015, 07:55:58 PM »
On May 24/15th, Bob Fanning organized an "Amazing Race Photo Challenge" at the Arboretum. We were given clues and challenged to take photos of the objects we found within a specified area of the Arboretum. Thanks Bob for a fun adventure!! Such a beautiful day to be out enjoying the trails and snapping photos. Sharing some photos taken along the way.






































Our photo group



Here are the winners!!
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Miscellaneous Hikes / Photo Hike (Aug 20/14)
« Last post by marilyncouture on August 26, 2014, 06:23:18 PM »
Our goal was to go hiking on Starkey Hill and practice low angle lighting and shadows. However because of an impending storm, we stayed at the Guelph covered bridge and the immediate park area. This resulted in some wonderful photography moments. Thank you to Bob Fanning for sharing his photography expertise with us.



The sky told it all.




Now this was a rain, but protected in the covered bridge!!




View from the covered bridge.




The geese liked the rain




Rain droplet with reflection.




Rain droplets on the leaves.




Like the reflection in the water.




Look who came out after the rain.




Snail.




Spider.







Snail










At the end we were treated to a lovely sunset
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Miscellaneous Hikes / Hike in Hockley Valley (Apr 19/14)
« Last post by marilyncouture on April 30, 2014, 07:09:41 PM »
Thanks to Lynn and Norm for leading us on a 10 km hike in the Hockley Valley. We were surprised to see that there was still snow in some areas, but evidence of spring also. So nice to be hiking again after the long winter!!


















































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Starting and ending at Scottsdale Farm, Mike led us on a 14 km hike along a few side loops of the Bruce Trail. We were surprised to see how much debris there was, caused by the winter weather....so many trees and branches on the trails.




























































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Miscellaneous Hikes / Forks of the Credit Hike (July 5/13)
« Last post by marilyncouture on July 07, 2013, 01:21:21 PM »
Thanks to Norm for leading us on a 8.6 km hike on the Bruce Trail along the Credit River to Forks of the Credit Provinicial Park to view the Cataract Falls and ruins of a hydro station.





Fork of the Credit Provinicial Park










































Suzanne Cools Off
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Miscellaneous Hikes / Fergus To Elora Hike & Return (June 29/13)
« Last post by marilyncouture on June 30, 2013, 05:37:05 PM »
Thanks to Terry for leading us on a hike from Fergus to Elora via the Cataract Rail Tract...exploring a liitle of the beautiful town of Elora & then returning to Fergus via another rail tract.






















Elora Gorge



checking out the zip lining





















Taking a Short Break in Elora









Posing For Us!!












Bridge Over the Grand River



Grand River






Wellington County Museum in the Distance





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Miscellaneous Hikes / New "OR" Side Trail (June 23/13)
« Last post by marilyncouture on June 23, 2013, 07:32:14 PM »
We explored the new OR (Ontario Reformatory) Trail which runs along the Eramosa River valley and then we connected with the Radial Line Trail.



































































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Miscellaneous Hikes / Hiking in the Finger Lakes Region- New York State
« Last post by marilyncouture on June 06, 2013, 07:49:42 PM »
Thanks to Jane Shifflett who sparked our interest to explore some of the Finger Lakes Region of NY state after reading her article in the March newsletter of the GHTC.

Al and I just spent six days hiking in five state parks- Filmore Glen, Robert Treman, Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls and Letchworth. All the parks were amazing and similar with sparkling lakes, beautiful gorges, breathtaking falls and wooded areas; but unique in their size and variety of cascades. It is hard to believe over thousands of years ago, gigantic glaciers and coursing streams carved this landscape.

We concluded our trip by hiking 15 km on the 500 mi  Finger Lakes Trail. I guess we will have to save the rest for another time.
















































































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Miscellaneous Hikes / Hike Around Elora Gorge (Dec 15/12)
« Last post by marilyncouture on December 23, 2012, 10:07:40 AM »
On a brisk day, twenty one of us decided to avoid the malls and go hiking. Thanks to Norm for leading us through the trails around the Elora Gorge. What a beautiful area!!!


Our starting point


Its' cold...let's get started!!


































A long way down



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