Sunday March 18 – 2007
12:00 – 13:36
Roads: Ice Patches
Area: Short Hills Provincial Park
Vehicle: Suburban – REBMA
Weather: Partly Cloudy – Bright and Sunny
Trail Conditions: Ice and Snow
Hikers: Tori, Brian, Wolf, Merlin, Morgana
Plan: Hike the 2.3km Scarlet Tanger trail of Short Hills Provincial Park. Due to the difficulty of the trail, we have decided to leave Lupis home today.
12:00 Arrive at Pelham Road and embark towards the trail head.
12:10 Arrive at trail head – Blue Trail #4 (Scarlet Tanger) Trail begins by going uphill
12:20 Passed three people who looked like they were wearing their Sunday best. Shortly after we saw a bench and decided to stop for a rest. Brian seems almost as out of breath as we are.
12:39 Pass a set of single powerlines and entrance to the Hemlocke Bluff trail denoting we are ½ way through the trail. We now start heading downhill.
12:45 We crossed the first small bridge, followed by another larger bridge which was almost on it’s side. Wolf had a little difficulty crossing it, but Tori found an easier way around for her and Brian.
12:51 Shortly after passing under the power lines again, meaning we are over ½ way done there was a bench which we found and stopped to have something quick to eat.
13:04 We passed what appears to be a bridge which was sitting on the side of a trail no where near a water crossing. This provided us some brief amusement.
13:15 Crossing a few more bridges, we ended up back at the trail head at the bottom of the large hill which leads back to the truck.
13:36 Arriving back at the truck sore and exhausted. Tori wore black pants and leggings, black shirt and army parka with green galoshes. Wolf wore green unlined galoshes, gaiters, blue snow-suit with camouflage pants underneath and a blue denim shirt with an army ski-mask. Wolf carried the black backpack containing food and the hydration pack. Brian wore a brand new paid of galoshes , nylon pants with black jeans underneath, 2 t-shirts, a sweater and a nylon jacket with touque. Brian said he had a good time and enjoyed himself.