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Science & NatureNatureWinter hiking continues in 2014

Winter hiking continues in 2014


by Neil Carleton

The Monday morning walks of outdoor enthusiasts will continue in the new year, and you’re invited to take part.

Strolling along winter trails is a great way to explore and learn about the landscape of our area.  The exercise is good, the camaraderie is contagious, and the nature sightings are inspirational.  You don’t need to be an expert to participate, just dress for the weather and bring along your interest in the outdoors.

If you’d like to have your e-mail address added to the distribution list, I’d be happy to direct your request to the appropriate contact <>.  Trail sites, meeting times, car pool locations, and other details are circulated on Sundays.

Here’s a short selection of photos from a few of our winter adventures.  Additional photos and information are available on previous Millstone postings at ‘The Fun of Winter Hiking’ and ‘Reading the Snow’

December 16 2013 Baird Trail David Hinks Photo 3
Nearby ravens announced our arrival in the woods as we hiked the Baird Trail on snowshoes at 1024 Herron Mills Road. Photo courtesy of David Hinks.
December 9 2013
A winter wonderland was waiting for us to explore on the unopened road allowance of Lanark Concession 7, between Wolf Grove Road and Mitchell Road,
February 6 2012 Monday Outing 1
Some participants glided across Clayton Lake on cross country skis while others enjoyed the bright sunshine by walking.





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