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Mike Completes the Blue Mountain Bruce Trail End-to-End Hike

Posted On: Sunday, May 24, 2015

This community is more then a nice place to live... Its an adventure!

Every year hikers set out to complete the epic End-to-End hike of the Bruce Trail (Blue Mountain Section).  This year I (Mike) joined in and finished the 2-day 72km journey.  In this section the terrain changes abruptly as the Trail enters the area best known for Ontario's ski resorts.  The Trail in this section is set among high bluffs interspersed with deep, wide valleys.  From the Trail, the expansive views of the rolling countryside and the Nottawasaga Bay are lovely.  That being said, it is also one of the ruggedest sections involving caves, rocks, steep valleys and wild dinosaurs (ok… there are no Dinosaurs… use to be though). 

The first day’s hike went from Craigleith to Highlands Nordic (36km) and the views and company of other travellers were amazing.  I was glad to see the end come around 4pm, as I have to admit my legs were killing me. 

The second day was a little harder to start and I was questioning whether I could go on.  I persevered and was it ever worth it.  The trip from Lavender to Highlands was just like traveling through the vales of Europe.  Beautiful meadows, clear rivers, and huge forests of mature lilac trees ignited the senses.  Once again, I was happy to end as the legs were feeling the toll. 

For those interested in knowing more about the beautiful Bruce trail or shorter trail options, I am always available to chat.

Mike

"He who limps is still hiking"  | Mike Scholte 2015

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