The First Day 15km, 885km Remaining

We started our journey in Niagara Falls on a nice sunny day with the temperature hovering around the freezing mark.

Us looking fresh at the starting point

The start of the trail was easy to moderate so not too much exertion. Surrounded by forest the trail was not too busy but we did start around 9:30 am. The ground was slippery due to some ice build up, luckily we had our poles to help us keep upright. There were some interesting things left from the past along the trail for us to discover. 

The trail follows on and off the Laura Secord trail. For those of you who don’t know, Laura Secord was a boss lady who hiked over 30km in American occupied territory to warn the British of an impending attack.
Learn more about Laura Secord

To our dismay the trail had no chocolates 😉

During our hike we walked through the screaming tunnel, although no screams were heard. It might be that the ghosts of hikers past were not about that day, or it could have something to do with the lack of wind and the perfect January weather.

The Screaming Tunnel
We made our own screams.

By the end of the trail we were tired and just wanting to go home, but it felt good to to get outside and be on the trail again.

We did come across this weird shoe tree. Doing some research nobody knows how this tree came to be, or who puts the shoes on the tree. Maybe that is the trees thing, being weird and nobody knowing why.

The tree of shoes

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