Back to Nature
Friday, December 02, 2016
I decided to take full advantage of this beautiful, early December weather. Who would have thought that there would be no snow, thunderstorms and light, warm rain at this time of year in Canada?
I am exceptionally lucky to live near several wetland areas. They have wonderful hiking areas and beautiful scenery. While there are some similarities from one to the next, there are also marked differences. They are great ares to take in the local wildlife and listen to the vast variety of birds.
I took my Urban Poles and set off to walk the trails. Yesterday's trails, while wet in spots, were pretty easily passable. The sun broke through the thick cloud cover, as a light rain began to fall. It produced a beautiful, large and very close looking rainbow. It's times like that that make me really love walking those trails.
Today's trails, at a different location, were very wet in spots and I came back rather muddy! Though venting on shoes are great for keeping feet cool, they also make great areas for that mud to seep into and muddy your socks! Even the little boots on my poles were rather muddy. The grassy trail at the end of the route did help to remove some of that mud, but we did still show signs from our travels. At least it was just our feet that were muddy. Thanks to the poles, I had extra stability while sliding on a rather muddy, hilly spot.and didn't fall right into the muck!
Urban Poles, wetlands and beautiful weather are great inspirations and mix for getting back to nature while getting in some fitness. I'll take it while I can!