SLEEPING UNDER THE STARS
Places to stop along the Great Lakes in Ontario
N 47°56'21.1" W 84°49'41.7"
To open, I want to apologise for the shaky video quality on the hiking trail. I am but one man, so only one person for me to blame. Not quite as popular or busy as Chippewa or Magpie Falls this is, nevertheless, a great set of falls to visit. Both of those falls are prettier and easier to reach. It’s not so much the Silver Falls and larger Dog Falls that are further down the hiking trail, as it is the trail itself. “It’s the not the Destination, It's the journey.” to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson. I’ll be straightforward until I looked at a map I thought the multiple sets of falls on the hike were all part of the same set of steps. I always start at the bottom with one of my stone art pieces. I know it's controlled by a power generation station the river itself is subject to rapid risings. Obviously, I’m cautious and ready to head for high ground. The hiking trail that follows the Kaministiquia River is a little on the difficult side, but well worth it. Right away you start on a bit of a steep upward hike into the foliage. It won’t be the only time and the trail is 10 km and rated as difficult. In the Fall the mushroom populations are ridiculously abundant…freaking crazy even. Even trying to be careful I was stepping over one bunch right into another cluster. The assorted shapes and colours were insane. A great spot to get high and while away an afternoon wandering the trail or just putting up my inuksuks and day dreaming. Camping is available in the nearby Parks, but one look at the rates and I know why I do what I do and why I built this page.
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