"Yup, just another day in the hiking heaven of beautiful Elliot Lake. Seven club members decided to shelve their snowshoes for some hiking boots. We parked at the Milliken Mine berm and walked on Milliken Mine Rd to the Fire Tower Lookout Rd. The road was clear down to the pavement all the way to the top. The view was worth the one kilometre trek from the gate to the top of the hill.
Our group enjoyed the view but not enough to linger too long in the wind gusts. One hiker even braved the north winds to take a video of Lake Huron. There were bands of snow squalls moving across over the big lake! We headed back down and had time for a leisurely snack sheltered by the trees in the Sheriff Creek along the yellow trail.
Our hikes always have useful information. We discuss politics, books we have read, movies we have seen. We share household repair tips and recipes. Today had an extra bit of knowledge for us.
Two of the hikers had some very useful foot gear to share. They had some ice grippers that fit under the sole of your boots to improve your footing on slippery ground. One of our group tried them and found they did help. The things one learns on a Coureurs de bois hike.! PHOTOS