last weekend, we went back to the rouge valley. i think it’s becoming our ‘go-to place’ whenever we want a quick-fix hike. it’s just 10 minutes away and the types of trails are both beautiful and different from one another.
next weekend is our canadian thanksgiving weekend. chaeli is staying over at my parents’ place for a sleep over so doug and i can celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary with a streneous hike along hockley valley (part of the bruce trail). i’ll pack a picnic so we can munch and enjoy the view on top.
i’m hoping the weather will be good enough for us to go. it’s not something i want to do in the rain because some of the rocky climbs can be slippery and dangerous in wet weather. it’s also a perfect opportunity for us to go alone without chaeli. not because i don’t want her there but it’s too advanced for a young kid. hopefully, when she’s older, though, she’ll join us.
i haven’t done the hockley valley trail in over ten years but i remember it being quite a tough hike. it was porbably on my top three tough hikes ever (first being up a mountain in thailand through a rain forest; 2nd is a tie with hockley valley – the trails from point lobos state park of northern california… but i don’t know if it was that hard or if it was because i was hiking while recovering from a respiratory bug).
anyway – with all the working out i’ve been doing, i’m really curious as to see how i’ll fair with hockley.