The first part of the trail takes you through a boreal forest. Most of the time you can also see the pond.
Its a twisty, sometimes hilly trail that crosses several small brooks. Here my knapsack is taking a short break by the brook.
Paula taking a break by a brook........
And me......by a brook. Why must I always pull my hat down over my eyes!!!
The second part of the trail comes out behind the Tablelands. Its so beautiful with the rolling hills.
And always the amazing view of Trout River Pond.
The Tableland Mountains can look quite barren at first glance. But there are actually some very beautiful flowers. If you look carefully amont the rocks you can find Round Leaved Sundew, an insectiverous plant with sticky, hairy leaves that attract insects.
There are lots of Pitcher Plants.....another insect loving plant.
I think this is Mountain Saxifrage.
And there are clusters of deceptively frail looking Harebells.
This is a 14 km hike, 7 in and 7 out and worth every step.