Well, my 3-week break from school is over and I go back tomorrow for the second semester of my photography program. I squeezed in another adventure before I get too busy to do more than just micro-adventures between school, homework, projects and work.
It didn’t take long for me to return to the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve. In fact, it was exactly 6 days! I spent New Year’s Day at the reserve snowshoeing and having a cookout (read all about it, here). There are many trails to explore, so we returned to do more adventuring.
Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning for Huntsville with 15 centimetres of snow, and you can see those snow squall/dark clouds lingering in the background when we arrived in the photograph below.
We ended up doing the Turtle Lake Trail again, but this time did the whole thing (8kms). It was a beautiful, but cold day.
Crunch, crunch, crunch. I love the sound of that crunch!
We just weren’t ready to leave after we did the Turtle Lake Trail and we still had lunch to heat up for our cookout. We went back to the Check-In Booth and opted to do the Buck Lake Trail which is 8.5km around the lake.
When we started snowshoeing on the Buck Lake Trail in the afternoon, the clouds rolled out showing the bluest sky I think I’ve ever seen! That could be an exaggeration. I just haven’t seen the sun or blue sky for weeks with all the snow we’ve been getting here in Muskoka.
We didn’t make it all the way around Buck Lake. Once we stopped for our cookout, we decided to snowshoe back and call it a day. It was around 3pm when we reached Bo Bo Ska Diddle (our means of transportation).
I can’t say enough about how awesome the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is! Neighbouring Algonquin Park, it’s a great place to spend the day
for free in thousands of acres of wilderness. I’ll be there again, so you might run into me!
Thank you so much for checking out my little adventure. I truly love just getting out with my camera and making photographs. I especially love photographing winter and the contrast of sky and land. What a beautiful land we live on.
Do you have a trail or place recommendation for me? Leave me a comment!