Tuesday, March 13 – 2007
14:00 – 17:30
Roads: Wet from melting snow
Vehicle: Suburban – REBMA
Weather: Light wind, partly cloudy
Trail Conditions: Snow covered / mud
Hikers: Tori, Wolf, Merlin, Lupis, Morgana
Plan: Start off at km 27 near Tremont road and head towards shorthills park.
14:00 Arrive on-site at the far end of Tremont drive at a dead-end road. We saw the trail markers and hiked the trail.
14:18 Winter has given way to lots of water from the warm weather. We stopped to take some photographs using our HP315 2mp camera then continued onward
14:45 We came out at glenridge road and headed up the sidewalk, following the blazes.
14:57 At the top of the hill, we entered the woods and wend behind Brock University.
15:47 After passing closely by Brock University, and finding a bright yellow frisbee for Morgana, we found ourselves atop the Niagara Escarpment at a Hydro Electric property. The view is spectacular of the west end of St. Catharines. We are at approximately km 30 on the map. We took a short break until 16:00hrs then headed onwards towards Lake Moodie and towards Decew falls.
17:00 Feeling tired and getting sore, we arrived at the ruins of Decew house and called Tori’s mom RuthGeorge to come and pick us up and return us to the truck. During our wait there were several irritating children yelling and screaming the entire time. The warm weather allowed us to wear our hiking jackets, thin shirts and a single layer of pants. Wolf wore his gaiters and hiking boots from Texas. Tori wore a set of black leather birkenstock boots. The trails were very muddy and it felt good to take our shoes off and relax- except for the noisy children.