Carol and I decided we needed one more day on the trail to complete our annual goal of 250km (we were at 246 at last count). The weather in November has been great and Saturday November 28th didn’t disappoint.
It was cold and there was a light dusting of snow so we decided on a short hike on Map 21. This map crosses over from the Dufferin Highland Club to the Blue Mountain Club. We parked at marker 49.6 with our end point on Lavender Hill Road at kilometre 56.2. With Ivy (Carol’s black standard poodle) by our side we set out at 10 a.m.
The majority of the hike was along a road allowance and it was both “fast” and “easy” going:
There was a short section where we had to climb over and duck under a few fallen trees but we did so with little difficulty. It was much less difficult for Ivy who scooted back and forth several times urging us on, especially when we slowed down to untangle our backpacks that had become snared on a broken branch:
In just over 2 hours we were back in our vehicles and headed to our respective homes having completed just over 6km for a grand total of 252 km this year.
We are already planning our Spring 2016 start with an overnight stay already booked, thanks to Travelzoo, at the Glencairn Inn in mid April. It’s been another amazingly beautiful year on the Bruce Trail.
See you in the Spring!