00.8 km to 11.2 km
(the second time)
Section from where the Philip Gosling Side Trail meets the Bruce Taril at the Hilton Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot to the Pear Tree Parking Area on the 15 Side Road at Speyside.
Perfect hiking weather, started out in sunshine and 3 C. The forcasted rain never materialized. It clouded over and the temp went up to about 5-6 C.
We had a contingent of 16 hikers, not all in this picture. From left to right Helgy and Steve
The trail starts out through pines and climbs the escarpmant.
The Trail crosses the 6th Line, passes through a crevice in the rock.and continues for km 4.5 along the edge of the escarpment. Many of the small, gnarled cedars clinging to the edge of the cliffs in this area are upwards of 500 years old.
At km 4.5 the Trail crosses the Dufferin Quarry Bridge which spans 40 m. The bridge, built in 1991 was funded by corperate, private and public sponsers.
The Trail leads northward past several lookout points and the Greystone Golf Club
We reach the cars at Pear Tree Park and work out the logistics of getting sixteen weary hikers home again.
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