Date – October 17, 2010
Location – Map 3 Shorthills
Distance – 8.8 km
Hikers – Dean, Marlene, Benjamin, Steve and Simon
Start – 25.8 (Niagara – Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site)
End – 34.6 (Niagara – Morningstar Mill)
Direction – West (north)
Weather – Sunny with cloudy periods, beautiful
Details – We meet Steve and Simon at Morningstar Mill and leave the Folkerts’ vehicle there to drive to the parking lot at the Quarry. At Brock, we text Adrienne, then peer in her residence windows. She lives just steps away from the trail but she is not interested in joining us.
We enjoy the views of Lake Moodie and the trail along the top of the hydro dam. We see the new penstocks at the DeCew generating station and a spectacular view of St. Catharines. Lots of cyclists, but we enjoy hiking in the fall because the views are more expansive. We are glad the DeCew Road bridge, which has been closed for reconstruction for nearly a year, is finally open to pedestrians.