Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Carp Ridge Hiking

Sept 16, 2010

Rich & Lorna’s friend, Keith, was in town from Vermont, so we joined them for a hike. Mary Anne & John came too. They took us to the Carp Hills area, where they had recently hosted the Canadian Orienteering Championships.

We had planned a more ambitious day, but the weather was decidedly iffy. Nevertheless, we drove out there in separate vehicles, since Barbara had to go straight to work afterwards, while the rest of us went to the Swan in Carp for lunch.

The Carp Hills are very swampy with rock ridges interspersed. There were many beaver dams to cross, some of which were rather dangerous. We saw some birds, mainly Song Sparrows, Eastern Phoebes and immature Yellow-rumped Warblers. At one point we saw a Black and White Warbler, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a flock of Black-capped Chickadees.

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