It was the most perfect weekend weather wise here. Sunny, no humidity and bit on the cool side. Black flies were not present and just a few mosquitos. Perfect hiking weather!
Today we hiked The Crawford Lake Conservation area. We parked on
Twiss Road (Map 11 Iroquoia Bruce Trail
Club - 102.5km mark) and headed north on the main
through the Crawford Forestry Track. The beginning of the hike was very
rock and bit of a steep rock formation to climb. Bruce Trail
We continued on the main trail crossing over Guelph Line into the Crawford Lake Conservation Area and along the edge of the
. A spectacular view of the
Canyon. We saw a family of turkey vultures perched on branches
overlooking the Canyon. Nassagaweya Canyon
We then looped back through the Crawford Lake Side Trail and around
- a meromictic lake where the lake’s basin is deeper than it’s surface
area, the lowest levels of water are very rarely, if ever, disturbed by wind or
temperature changes. Without an annual turnover of water, there is little
oxygen present in its depths and minimal bacterial breakdown, which preserves
the layers of sediment that have built up over time. This build up provides an
accurate record of the human and natural history of the lake and its
surroundings. Studies of this sediment revealed the agricultural history of the
Iroquoian people, and the presence of a pre-contact village. Crawford
We had our lunch by the lake and looped back on the main trail and headed back to our parked cars. We hiked a total of 12 km today in about 3.5 hours. Was slow going over the rocks on the trail.
Certainly a hike I'll do again.