On Sunday morning we packed a snack and went for a hike on the wilderness bluff trail. It was my first time on the trail but it is already a favorite for all of us. The trails are long and there are a few loops which means there is plenty left to explore.
It was a beautiful day – sunny and just the right temperature for a hike.
The bit of trail we were on is rocky with lots of tree roots… just the kind of trail we like. The kids like scrambling up over the big rocks. This is the view from where we turned around. Cranberry lake. The trail warns of coyotes, bear, and moose so we find ourselves constantly scanning the lake’s edge for signs of wildlife. Eleanor has no problem in the carrier. Mommy and daddy shot. I don’t think we’ve done one of these since our ski trips in our dating days! Rocky ridge – just a neat part of the trail. Emery was tired so he and I hung back and traveled back a little more slowly, giving me a chance to take a few nature shots.
Whatever this plant is was blooming pretty little flowers all over the place. I’m wondering if it is a blueberry plant?
Lady’s slipper. Not sure what this is but they are pretty! I don’t recall seeing these at home.
When we were almost back to the start of the trail, I heard a rustle in the grass beside us and there was a snake! I’ve only seen a snake a few times in my life and this one seemed big… at least as big around as a loonie in its thickest part and probably three feet long. Emery thought it was pretty cool, watching it slither away from us.
This is definitely a spot we will visit over and over again.