Last weekend one of my best friends Kaitlyn invited me out to go hiking. I got up at the ‘Sunday crack of dawn’ (8 am) and headed over to meet her at the trail for 9:15.
It couldn’t have possibly been a more beautiful, sunny, crisp and just overall glorious fall morning.
After a week at my sewing machine it felt like a total breath of fresh air.
The trail was absolutely stunning, and the fall colours are just starting to turn 🙂
If only my ceiling looked like this all the time 🙂
I’ve felt cooped up in the sewing room all week- so I really needed the exercise.
The trail we went to is called Beamer Memorial Trail, just outside of Hamilton in Grimsby, Ontario.
It has part of the Bruce Trail, which is an 885 km trail along the Niagara Escarpment. Needless to say we did not walk that far lol, we just did a small part of it 🙂
But quite a beautiful part, with views of lake Ontario 🙂
We also wandered our way down to the little waterfall at the end of one of the side trails
Kaitlyn taking pictures
She even took this one of me 🙂
Then we hiked back to the center of the trail and took these stairs down the escarpment into the valley belowf.
Then spent some time wandering the little creek running through the valley.
Doesn’t this look gorgeous- yes yes it does- but I will tell you my friends, be cautious walking along rocks, in a creek, that look like this. Why you ask? let me tell you:
Just imagine me, somewhat clumsily walking along, rock to rock, when all of the sudden I put all my faith, all my weight, into my step onto a slightly angled rock, only to find out that the surface is coated in a very thin layer of algae that has about 0 friction. You can imagine what happens next: foot goes straight out from under me, and I’m on my bum before I can blink. Now the worst part of this whole experience was trying to get up off the slipperiest rock in the whole world, while trying not to pee your pants from laughter, while going into harder fits of giggles as your friend is almost peeing themselves watching you try to get up. Not to mention the very startled look I got from a birdwatcher who didn’t understand my laughter and was worried that I justf couldn’t get up, whom I had to reassure that I was indeed okay.
That my friends is why you must be cautious with these rocks.
But after the whole rock ordeal we made it all the way back up the stairs and back along the trail, where we ran into this little guy
What a cutie 🙂 I love woolly bear caterpillars 🙂 and what a nice end to the walk 🙂
I feel like this is something that I should do more often, I felt about 10 lbs lighter walking out of those woods, like it cleared my mind and refreshed me so much- I would highly recommend it, especially now while the weather is so beautiful!
Do you like to walk the trails in the fall? Do you have a favourite hiking trail in your area?
I just love it! and this trail is such a gem!
I am off to drink some tea, cuddle up in a sweater, and do all the very seasonable things- I might even buy a pumpkin to carve 🙂