TAKE A HIKE!

11 Oct

In preparation for the cold months ahead, I’ve decided to take the few remaining weeks of nice weather and be outside as much as possible. So, tonight I planned a hike at Seaton Trail in Pickering; having never been (and going it alone), I went prepared with the terrain map and a compass plugged into my phone. The weather was beautiful and with Sumac and milk weed as far as I eye could see I set off.

I took a walk for about 20 minutes to warm up “old fathful” (when I broke my leg it lovingly got nicknamed) down the rocky path and when the trees started to get a little more dense, I took off.  Dense forest, fallen logs and rolling streams are just the beginning and its amazing what a run like that can do for the soul. I was a little worried about getting lost, but remembering my grade school orienteering I kept a close watch that the sun stayed on my right and made mental notes about landmarks I saw.

Every so often I stopped to take a snapshot with my phone and was amazed at the differences in landscape that Seaton Trail had to offer. Forty minutes in I thought it was a good idea to turn around and head back, while it was still light.

Being outside is definitely a nice change from staring at the person’s head in front of you on the treadmill and it doesn’t even feel like a workout. While Canada only offers about 6 months of hiking weather, it’s worth it to find a trail and get those Tuff Cookie buns outdoors! HAPPY TRAILS!


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3 Responses to “TAKE A HIKE!”

  1. Gail October 12, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    Alone?

  2. Nate October 16, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    You had a gun with you right?

    • paleopigtails October 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

      ummm, yeahhhh…

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