Sunday, September 6, 2009

Way of the White Cloud

Hi All,

Another day . . . along Skyline . . .

I went for a fine hike along Skyline trail yesterday afternoon. The weather was perfect. Sunny and warm. It was not steamy humid as it was on one of my hikes a week or two ago. This is reflected in some of the photos. If you go back to the blog posting in which I posted photos of Skyline you will notice that you can't see the City of Ottawa very well. Yesterday was a clear day and the view of Hull and Ottawa was fine.

I took pictures of the trail and flaura and fauna to share the moment.

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There were more folks on the trail yesterday because it was the weekend. People tromping the trail tends to send the wee animals into hiding away from the trail. I did, however, manage to see a couple garter snakes. One was bigger than the other. They were together on the trail and before I saw them both were heading to the bush. The big one was completely hidden by the time I got may camera out but the little one was photogenic or perhaps stunned by the camera flash. I got some photos of the little green garter. As a kid I used to catch them so easily. I like snakes. These ones are harmless unless you are a frog.

After a few minutes of steep up and down and around along the trail you come to the first lookout with a big bench to sit on. The benches along the trail are extra large so you can sit comfortably on them without taking off your hiking pack.

This first lookout has a plaque which tells a story.

Here is the view from this first lookout. Yesterday it was clear and the city was quite visible.

Half way around Skyline trail there is a second big bench to sit on. There is a plaque which tells how the trail was built. I sat on the bench and photographed the view.

Above; view from the bench seen below.

And so I bid you adieu.
Salut until we meet again.

Happy Trails,

John Redmond
in Ottawa, Canada

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