Not be confused with Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, the wall I’m talking about here is a hiker’s paradise.
In this case, the wall is the Niagara Escarpment, and this week, Deb (The Widow Badass) and I hiked the Hole-in-the-Wall located in the Toronto Section of the Bruce Trail.
… and just to muddy the waters a little bit, there is actually no part of the Toronto Section of the Bruce Trail that goes through Toronto. Just saying. I was not consulted on any of the naming conventions.
It had snowed on the weekend which meant the rocky terrain of the trail was softened by the accumulated snow. The snow had already been stamped down by local traffic providing us with a packed path to follow without the need for snowshoes … which was a good thing because it hadn’t occurred to me to bring snowshoes.
Hiking in snow has some unique challenges. I’ve always wondered about the possibility of misstepping into one of the many crevasses. Then there are the steep icy hills that become rather interesting to navigate. Poles definitely become a must!!
Once we got out of the bitterly cold wind and into the protection of the trees it was a perfect day to be outdoors. We walked, we laughed, we explored, we snacked … it was a good day.
Just call us intrepid adventurers!