Thanksgiving Monday at Brock Tract - 2014-10-13
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Monday Trekkers! The Thanksgiving (east) hike saw a group of 24 eager hikers assemble at the Brock Tract in Uxbridge. It is always good to see the holiday Monday group, many of whom are normally at work then, such as Tony, Raymond and Allen with their families. I was pleased that the rain held off for you, just barely! The grey skies were threatening but only managed to subdue the fall colours slightly and many photos were taken during the 9km walk. There are so many trails in the Brock Tract that this time I decided to vary our usual route and try some new ones. We were rewarded with several sightings of ruffed grouse , on the wing. The two herds of horses nearby were a welcome addition to the peace of the countryside as well.
After 2.5 hours we headed off for lunch and more shared stories.
Discovery Night- Thursday, Oct. 16- 7-9pm. Join us this Thursday at the Ballantrae Community Centre on the Aurora Rd., 1km east of Hwy 48, for a presentation on Invasive Plant and Insect Species in York Region.
Monday, Oct.20- Join Stan for a Newmarket/Aurora walk along the Holland River
**New Hike- Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9:30 am. Join new hike leader, Marianne Broome, for a moderate speed fall walk in the Humber Trails Conservation Area, south off King Road, between Nobleton and Hwy 400. Many of you may have previously walked the adjacent Jackman property. Check the website later this week for the full description. Marianne will have numerous new and interesting hikes in the King/Caledon areas and beyond.
Keep on Trekking,
Brian and Wilma