The morning started out perfectly.
|Good morning from Edgewater No. 6|
|It doesn't look that bad from here.|
|No mention of ladders!|
It was a short hike, only about 1/2 mile; however, it was up the side of the cliffs. Initially, the trail was not very obvious and not
well marked marked at all from what I could see.
We climbed steadily with the help of handrails and steps
|Nice curved handrail|
Now this is a little more like it, something I can wrap my fingers around until my knuckles turn white.
|Not sure where that "old" hand came from|
From here is was fairly steep but we were aided by ladders, long and short.
|short one, 8 - 10 feet|
|long one, 18 - 20 feet|
|I love these teeny tiny ferns.|
|I'm not really in pain, although it looks like I am|
|Summit of the Beech Cliff Ladder Trail|
|Greening Island in the distance|
|Sand beach at the end of Echo Lake|
|New Keen hiking shoes scored at Marshalls for $30!|
Previously, we would have had to back down the ladder trail in order to return to our car. However, at some point fairly recently, a "new" section of the Canada Cliff Trail was completed, so we returned to the car that way, a much better option in my humble opinion.
|New section of Canada Cliff Trail|
|so many choices|
|That way or that way?|
|Help to keep our feet dry|
|The view at lunch 9.10.13|
After lunch we rode our bikes along Lurvey Spring Road to Long Lake. Unfortunately, one of the roads at the end is private and the other one is very steep and accesses private property.
|Cool gate telling us to "go away"|
It appeared that there was a small path along the edge of the lake so I ran down and took a quick photo since it had already started to rain!
|Nothing exciting, most lakes look the same in the rain ;o(|
|Photographic proof that it was raining|