Sunday, April 27 – 2008
08:00 – 14:00
Roads: Dry / Clear
Area: Elora, Ontario
Vehicle: GMC Suburban
Trail Conditions: Slightly Damp
Hikers: Tori, Wolf, Lupis, Merlin, Morgana
Plan: Get away for the weekend
GPS: 43 40.65N 80 26.77W
08:00 We awoke to the burning stench of petrol fumes as apparently the truck must have a small petrol leak in the tank somewhere as it does not have such a strong odor when it is less than ¾ full. We didnt get much restful sleep during the night.
10:00 We finally got out of bed and Tori made some “gorp” mix which is a raspberry peanut freeze-dried food. It was quite good actually.
12:00 We packed up camp and headed out for a while to explore the campsites. Yesterday the girl behind the counter stated that at the end of a long road, there were two tyre tracks that led off into the distance and was the start of a long trail. We thought we might be able to find it.
12:53 Taking almost an hour to find, we did find the trail, and re-bandaged Lupis’s hand and hit the trails. The trail was a little muddy from the recent spots of rain, but was really nothing special. It led out to a stream, and rough, poor deer-path led along the stream bank. It wasnt barefoot friendly at all with lots of washed-up debris from the overflowing stream. Off in the distance, near a form of concrete dam or bridge, there was a great cave which might be worthy of exploring in the near future, on a next trip.
14:00 We arrived back at the truck, undressed Lupis’s hand, used the serviced washrooms and headed towards home. This was the first camping trip we have had in a few years, if you could call it camping. Perhaps next time we will be able to stay longer.
17:20 Arrived back home in the Niagara Region, safe and sound.