Last week was chilly, like mid 30’s weather. (That’s in Fahrenheit, just so my Canadian friends aren’t confused XD) But the weather man said that last weekend would warm up to about 55° F, which is a heat wave for us considering that spring is currently non-existent. So, we planned to go on a hike to enjoy the fresh air and somewhat warm weather. But guess what?
It didn’t warm up. Well, maybe by a few degrees, but it was still pretty chilly. However, we were itching to be outside, especially after the long winter we’ve had. So, we hopped in the car and drove to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, a place my Mom found that has great hiking trails. We had such a fun time hiking around in the snow and mud, even though our tennis shoes and sock were soaked when we were done. The nature and scenery was awesome, and I took some fun pictures. So without further ado, here are our hiking adventures!
Everything was kind of dead and brown because it’s winter (supposed to be spring but not), and there was snow on the ground. But it was still pretty in a wintery way!
One of the only green things growing was moss, and there was a lot of it! My brother informed me that moss only grows on the north side of trees, and I’d heard that before but I wasn’t entirely sure about it. So what did I do? Googled it of course! I looked it up when I got home and it said that in northern hemispheres moss tends to grow on the north side of things, and in southern hemispheres it tends to grow on the south. What would we do without the internet? XD
After about 20 minutes of hiking, we came to this little perch overlooking the landscape. We were on top of the cliffs at this point, and we could see trees, snow, and a little pond. We also saw two falcons perched in a tree, but unfortunately I couldn’t get a picture of them.
Then we got to the cliffs. The trail branched off onto a little walkway between some of the cliffs, and you were able to see all the ice and moss that covered them. A little further down the walkway, I bent down to look at something and my sunglasses flew off my head and under the stairs. *facepalm* I had to brave the ice and snow to climb down under the stairs and retrieve them, as they are my favorite and only pair of sunglasses I own. XD
After that fiasco, we reached a particularly muddy portion of the trail, and we saw some fresh horse and dog prints in the mud. My brother also found a fallen branch he thought was really awesome, and naturally decided to use it as a walking stick. XD
Next we reached a pretty little pond, and the water was super clear! (It was also very cold haha!)
After that, we started to make our way back to the car because by this point we were pretty chilly, especially because our feet were soaked from the mud and melted snow. I snapped a few more pictures as we followed the blue tree markers, and we eventually made it back to the car.
We were pretty hungry after our 2 hour hike, so we stopped by a gas station on the way home and picked up a few snacks for the long drive home. (Me and my brother had some fun with our Pringles XD)
And that concluded our hiking adventures! I hope you enjoyed seeing these pictures from our hike!
Do you like hiking? Have you ever seen a falcon? How many pairs of sunglasses do you have?
Have a great week!
– Meredith :D