Five people hiked the upper ridge of the Spine Rd Ski with a stop at Hector Lake. People enjoyed the shade under the tall pines as they rested near a huge Puddingstone boulder . It was partially covered with a thick layer of pine needles.
Thursday, June 09, 2022
SPINE/HECTOR 2022 06 09
Julie spied a porcupine approaching us and got a photo as it scampered up a tree.
There was time to stop for a photo at a tree with 2 huge burls. Another sight was a tree that had been carved by pileated woodpeckers. A hole right through the tree had been made. It was big enough for Jean Guy's hand to fit !!
We cut short our plan to hike to the warming hut overlooking Mink Lake and Quimby Lake as storm clouds approached from the WNW.
Thunder rumbled and white caps sped eastward across Elliot Lake as we stopped for a quick?????? drink and a few bites of lunch before heading east on the lower ridge of the Spine Rd Ski Trail back to the cars.
Trail was muddy but that is what you expect when it rains.