It was the first hike of the year that we didn’t have to cancel due to cold weather. The warm spell was ending, but as the temperature plummeted hour by hour, the clouds cleared away and we were compensated with full sun.
The 12 of us hiked the total 15 km.
Half our journey was in the Kennedale Ravine, which has a pleasantly wide path with 10 bridges crossing a good-size creek.
Before leaving Hermitage Park, we walked under the train trestle, which was built in 1908.
The trail continued in to Rundle Park but we turned at the pedestrian bridge to go into the Strathcona Science Park for lunch at the Sunridge Ski Chalet.Before we left the bridge, we looked down below at the river’s edge where there is a interesting jam of fallen trees. With their weathered grey trunks, these trees look like they’ve been there for years.
In all, it was a refreshing and invigorating day spent with great company.