I have paddled to the Falls several times, and have paddled to LaManche a few times as well, but I have not hiked the trail there. The decision was not hard to make. Hazen picked me up and off we went...
Here's a few pics from that hike...
|The bridge at LaManche|
Today's hike found me on Deadman's Trail... from Freshwater Bay to Blackhead. Some pics....
|Slightly more than 2 kilometres from the|
car puts you at Freshwater Bay
|Looks like prime hammock hanging real estate to me|
|There were about two dozen students|
doing an overnight trip in the area
|If only I could fly.... sometimes I think I might be able to!!|
|Signal hill is in the distance|
|I expected to see Little Red Riding Hood|
coming down this part of the trail
|And I expected to hear a voice from under this bridge|
asking "Whose that tripping over my bridge?"
as I walked over it.
I walked until I touched pavement at Blackhead and then turned around to take this pic...
I immediately started my walk back and didn't stop until I got back to Freshwater Bay. My knee had been bothering me the last few kilometres though, so I stopped at Freshwater Bay to have a granola bar and drink some water and have a proper rest... I had only been stopping to take pictures along the way.
After twenty minutes I strapped on my pack and proceeded to finish the walk but discovered the rest actually caused my knee to hurt more than it did before I had stopped... should of just kept going perhaps. I trudged along the last couple kilometres to the car at a slower pace, leaning more on my poles than before.
I was glad when I reached the car. I drank some more water and checked my GPS; the tally was reading 15.2 kilometres. Okay, so I can do that distance then without too much trouble. I wonder if I have a twenty kilometre day in me yet? I'll have to keep working at this hiking thing... but I think it's time to get back in Jenny and ply some water...