December 17, 2018

Men's Walking Group

Six of us walked about 8 km around Swan Lake Nature Park and then up onto Christmas Hill.  Some low fog but mostly clear skies and NO rain.  Finished up by meeting Brook, Bob, Denis L and Jim at the Carriage House Pub on Fort St for a brew and a nice lunch.  --  DeNNis.

Parked in the Swan Lake Nature  Center lot (center near right), did a clockwise loop around Swan Lake Park, then up and across McKenzie Ave up the trail to Christmas Hill Park.  Climbed about 80 meters from Swan Lake Park to the top of Christmas Hill.

The new floating walkway on Swan Lake.  Looks like a recycled
plastic finish.

Had to add this because of the colouring.

The new walk goes across the end of Swan Lake.

A couple of ducks feeding.

Some interesting bridges on parts of the trail.

A unique tree growing several upright branches.

Another neat bridge.

Lots of water droplets on the bushes hanging on for life.

Some interesting trees noticed along the way.


A portion of the old boardwalk.

Crossing McKenzie Ave on the way up to Christmas Hill.

Part of the stone walkway up Christmas Hill.

Reaching the summit of Christmas Hill.

360 degree views from the top.

Something to see in all directions.

Starting back down.

Watch your step - the trail could be precarious.

Some odd tree growth - especially the Arbutus.

Looks like we are being watched as we descend.

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