Besides chasing waterfalls, the nice weather has meant that hiking and paddling season is back, and I've been making the most of it! Last week a friend and I hiked west on the Bruce Trail starting at the 7th Line, the road I always drive straight north from home to Meaford.
During this walk, the idea of completing all the sections of the Bruce Trail within the Beaver Valley started growing in my mind. I've walked quite a bit of it, but being a photographer, I tend to walk the sections that most interest me (like those with waterfalls!). Now I'm thinking that if I push myself a little, I could complete the entire trail in the valley this summer.
But I'm going to skip the short bits that are on roads. Some hikers are committed to the idea of completing a trail 'end-to-end'. I have no such interest, and generally I'm much more likely to stop and look around at what I'm seeing rather than just putting on the kilometers. But it should be interesting, and make another reason to get me out. I need to complete that 7 hours of cardio per week as a minimum, and that would help. So far this week it's 5 hours in 4 days.