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Miscellaneous Hikes / Hiking Bruce Trail (Toronto BT Speyside Loop) Nov 26/11
« Last post by marilyncouture on November 26, 2011, 09:48:43 PM »
What a beautiful day to hike!! Thanks to Norm for leading us on this loop hike along the Bruce main & side trails with variable terrain, rocky sections as well as a great lookout.

Radial Line Trail / Radial Line Trail - Sects 2 & 1 from east to west - October 13, 2011
« Last post by DaveC on October 19, 2011, 04:18:28 PM »
Here is a link to gps track and photos from a hike of the Radial Line Trail Sects 1 & 2.  Started at Wellington Rd 29 and walked westbound to Victoria Rd.  Originally intended to walk home from there via city trails, but was saturated from the undergrowth and had to call for a pickup.  You can check out the hike as a slideshow, or you can click on the stats and see altitude and speed changes as I walked along the route.  Pretty cool.
Miscellaneous Hikes / Hiking in Killarney Provincial Park (Oct 7,8/2011
« Last post by marilyncouture on October 13, 2011, 12:42:57 PM »
What perfect Oct weather to explore a few hiking trails in Killarney Provincial Park!!

The trail called " The Crack" is only 6 km long, but it is rated as difficult. The view from the top of Killarney Ridge was absolutely stunning with all its brillant colours. The immense white cliffs of the La Cloche Mountains surrounded us as we ascended through the "crack",climbing up & over a cascade of huge boulders.

The "Granite Ridge Trail" is a 2 km loop trail, rated as moderate. The trail started by winding through old fields & forests and soon we were up on  a ridge that offered two beautiful lookouts over the park. We could see Georgian Bay & the ridges of the La Cloche range.

We also explored George Island (not in Killarney Park) which is located across from Killarney Mountain Lodge. The wilderness trail (7.5 km return) crosses the western end of the island through towering mixed forests. Forests gave way to old beaver dams & ponds. Reaching the height of the island, we were rewarded with a striking view of the torqouise waters of Georgian Bay with views of many islands. We returned,following the rocky shoreline & then through mixed forests.

Here is the "crack" and up to our final ascent to the top

Such a stunning view!!

We called this Al Capone's car

This starts our hike on George Island

Beautiful view of Georgian Bay

Miscellaneous Hikes / Re: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Hike (Sept 10/11)
« Last post by Jeanne on September 28, 2011, 01:52:13 PM »
Marilyn, an absolutely gorgeous area.  How I wish I was still able to hike!  Thank you for sharing your pictures and memories.
Great shots.  Keep them coming!
Miscellaneous Hikes / Re: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Hike (Sept 10/11)
« Last post by DaveC on September 23, 2011, 07:36:34 AM »
What a gorgeous looking day.
Miscellaneous Hikes / Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Hike (Sept 10/11)
« Last post by marilyncouture on September 11, 2011, 02:37:39 PM »
 A beautiful day for a hike!! Thanks to Mike Curtis for leading us through loops of the Hockley at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Mono Cliffs is a 750 hectare natural environment park that is part of the Niagara Escarpment Park System.

A beautiful outlook for lunch. You could see the CN tower in the distance. We shared the spot with a group from Toronto.

Wonderful photographs, Marilyn!   :)
The first day we hiked the Blue Mountain section of the Bruce Trail (mile 48.3 to 55.3) & the John Haigh Sidetrail (loop 7.4km). The trail climbs to the highest point on the Bruce Trail through mature forest. Beautiful lookouts along the trail.

The second day we hiked the Beaver Valley section of the Bruce Trail from Eugenia Falls to Hogg's Falls and returned via the Upper Hogg's Side Trail (total 14km). Two beautiful falls!! Eugenia Falls plunges 30 metres into a forested gorge below. The falls once supported five mills and was the site of Ontario's second hydro electric plant. Hogg's Falls is only 7 metres high, but the volume of water from the Boyne River pouring over these falls against a backdrop of lush greenery, creates a breathing taking scene.

Eugenia Falls

Hogg's Falls
thanks for posting the pics.  It was hot and humid, but really worth the effort getting through this section of RLT....Jim
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