Blue Mountains Hike 200908-08
Starting at the end of an unopened road allowance the trail went through a lot of low-lying swampy areas which felt cold on my bare feet. Morgana, Luka, and I went through quite a bit of tall grassy areas where the grass was almost as tall as I was. There were lots of tall thistles which caught on my clothes as we trekked along in the cool, windy trails of the area.
There were several road sections which were loose gravel. Thankfully after almost 600km of barefoot hiking this summer alone, the loose gravel was no match for my tough leather feet.
We stopped for lunch and could hear thunder rolling towards us in the distance. The air had a beautiful fallen leaf smell coupled with the cool air and made it feel like autumn. I had a bowl of Mr. Noodles. Luka and Morgana shared a bag of beef jerky.
Passing through Noisy River Provincial Park we were pleased to find one of the rare, uncharted sleep huts on the Bruce Trail. Unfortunately these are mostly uncharted and sadly few and far between. The Bruce Trail needs hundreds more of these!!!
We passed through over several sets of wooden stiles and through more open fields with tall grasses and thistles as well as a few forested areas. The Bruce Trail maps of the area stated that our hike was to be 15km long today. The maps lied. By the time we reached the car, we had gone 20km in total and it had started to pour rain on us. The plan was to get 40km in over two days, but with the constant rain we decided to head home.