Bruce Trail Hike, Iroquois pt.2 – 4/29/18

Seven adventurous hikers led by Ken Martin continued their journey in the Bruce Trail Iroquois Section on a beautiful wooded footpath from Grimsby to Hamilton Ontario. Our veteran group was unfazed by the wet conditions. We marveled at the astonishing display of scores of earthworms wriggling on a soaking wet part of the trail! Yellow-green mosses decorated sections along the trail (photo). Elsewhere, Spring wildflower plants were bursting through the soil on our 20 km/12 mile journey along the Niagara Escarpment.

Spring rain created many waterfalls on the escarpment and enhanced existing ones, including the spectacular Felkers Falls (photo), which is 20 feet wide and drops over 70 feet from the top into a pool below.

Near the end of our journey, we encountered an irresistible bench with an accompanying sign — “Rest, Look and Listen” — a much-appreciated reminder from the Bruce Trail Conservancy to take those extra moments to savor the natural beauty when hiking in beautiful places.

— Submitted by David and Janet Kowalski