Friday, November 7, 2014

November 6, 2014 Hennepin, Hidden, and Owl Canyon

The Walker's Club today met in the Lobby of the Lodge and carpooled to the Hennepin Canyon parking lot off of route 71.  Once arriving at the parking lot we followed the trail across the road to the connecting trail, and we were off.  The day was windy along the river and a bit chilly.  Once you got walking you hardly noticed the chill in the air.

Many leaves, sometimes knee high

Approaching Hennepin Canyon Overlook

Hennepin Canyon Overlook (looking to the West).  An old guide book calls this Cave of the Winds                                      (yes it was windy here, go figure).

Looking at the Halfway House from Hennepin Canyon Overlook

Ron was telling us the history of the Halfway House

Looking across Hennepin Canyon - See the trail on the other side?

Hidden Canyon

What goes down..... yes we came back up them shortly after....141 stairs.

Owl Canyon Overlook from the River trail

Yes those are white caps on the River!

My little friend Kevin in Owl Canyon

Owl Canyon

Name that flower..... Hepatica.  In the Spring there will be white to lavender flowers and then the new green leaves will appear.

Need a little repair

The beauty on the trail back to the cars.

This time of year is an interesting time of year to hike.  You never know what you will see.  Spring is Wildflowers and Waterfalls, Winter is Frozen Waterfalls and ice climbers, Fall is the beauty of the color changes and then there is November...... 
I will leave you with this: Wherever you may hike or walk, just put one foot in front of the other.  It's all about the experience not the destination.

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