Sunday, 21 July 2013

Hike #38, July 21, 2013 Mono Centre

Hike # 38
Date – July 21, 2013
Location – Map 19 Mono Centre, Dufferin Hi-Land
Distance – 13.9 km   
Total Trail Distance – 457.8 (436.2 to go)
Hikers – Steve, Simon, Dean, Marlene, Benjamin, Robyn, Shayla and Harold
Start –10.0, First Line EHS
End – 23.9, Eighth Sideroad
Direction – North
Weather – Warm and sunny

This is the hike on which we finally reach the half-way point of our journey! Who knew that a spontaneous and uninformed suggestion three years ago would have led to such an adventure? But what a satisfying one it's been and, I think I may even be sorry when it's done.

Here we are at Kilometre 447, our official halfway point:

It's a glorious sunny day and the scenery, foliage, sky and weather are all spectacular. There are golden fields of wheat, preposterous round bales of hay, bright flowers, gleaming berries and exquisite bugs. We see a farmer harvesting his fields, the kids find green apples in an abandoned orchard for an apple fight, and we all climb to the top of a hill that affords glorious views in all directions.

We don't usually hike much in the summer, because of heat and bugs and vacations, but this hike is so beautiful we are glad to be planning a whole week of summer hiking for August 2014.
I take over 300 pictures, so whittling it down to less than 50 is quite an accomplishment.





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