Devil’s Pulpit and Hoffman Lime Kiln

Devil’s Pulpit and Hoffman Lime Kiln

So, a little while ago, while searching for a new and interesting place to hike–I came upon this article from the Globe and Mail

Ten reasons to ditch Toronto (for a day)

Spring has not yet sprung here, despite the warm(ish) temperatures.  Everything is drab and grey.  So I was searching for a place with a view…of something…..anything….. For elevation gain, you can’t beat the Devil’s Pulpit on the Bruce Trail.  Do you know the Bruce Trail?  It’s this ridge of rock, a cliff face, that runs all the way from Niagara Falls to beyond Tobermory. (For more info on the Bruce Trail, go HERE)

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Sometimes Hiking Sucks a Little Bit

So, last weekend was my wedding anniversary and I decided we HAD to do something to celebrate.  Honestly, we never do anything for our anniversary.  The weather is downright awkward at this time of year, here, near Toronto, in April.  Nothing is growing yet, the trees are bare, the ground is brown and grey and often really muddy.

But on this fine day in April, it was -9C out, and very cloudy. Never one to let a weekend go to waste, I got it in my head that we’d go for a hike.  Because I love hiking.  Always, right?

And since it was going to be cold and damp no matter what, why not check out some caves, too, right?  Do you see where my logic went wrong, already?  I decided that we could pack the backpacking stove and pot, and bring a can of chili, maybe some hot herbal tea in our coffee thermos and totally make it a not-foods picnic to chase the cold away.  Yea.  And that would be somehow spectacular and memorable.  Well, I got the memorable part right.

Warsaw-Profile-PKT

photo courtesy of ‘thekawarthas.ca’

On my list of ‘never been to-‘ places was the Warsaw Caves, north-east of Peterborough, Ontario.  Just a quick 1.25 hours away….

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Hiking Hilton Falls

Hiking Hilton Falls

Do you live in the GTA?  Looking for some new  and interesting places to hike?  Have car,will travel?

A couple of weeks ago we had this really great window of weather for March.  I think it actually made it up to 16 degrees Celsius.  Crazy, I know. But I took the opportunity for a hike and a picnic lunch.

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