Chronicles of Ryebone

K&P Trail - May 21, 2019

To fleece or not to fleece? This is the time of year where I'm not really sure what to wear "on the trail." The past few weeks have been a bit cooler, so I've been comfortable wearing two t-shirts and a fleece with long pants; but Tuesday was a bit warmer, and made me remember a rule I had back in grade five when I would watch the weather station before school every day: if it's over 15 degrees, I wouldn't wear a jacket. Tuesday was sitting around 16-17 degrees and I just wasn't sure what to do; so, I brought along the fleece, got a feel for the wind and elected to wear it for my walk. It was the right decision. Although sunny, the temperature was falling a bit and the wind was definitely ever-present.  

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K&P Trail - May 12, 2019

The section of the K&P Trail from Bur Brook Rd to Corduke Rd has always been one of my favourites (so far) as it rides along a sloped forest that highlights the rail roots of the trail. Heading north from Bur Brook, is a fairly steady incline all the way through; although you spend more time going west than north, you get to appreciate the wide curve that these trains had to take on, and marvel at how much power it would have taken to climb this particular grade - which I assume maxes out about 2%. 

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Lemoine Point - May 3, 2019

Friday evening brought a quiet, post-rain coolness to Lemoine Point, so it was time to venture out into the conservation area for the first time in a few years. On the drive there I was concerned about the bugs, specifically, those midges that float about in so many numbers this time around (they make that walk from the parking lot to the building that much worse when heading into the office). Of greater concern would be the mosquito's, but I wasn't entirely convinced it was late enough in the season for them to show up.

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