Tuesday, 10 November 2015

{Groenwolds Go North} LSPP, Part 2: Nature!

A popular trail at LSPP is the Pictograph trail, which is short (400 m) but steep and leads down to the water where you can examine pictographs that were painted on the rocks hundreds of years ago! I loved the short trail, even though it meant jumping from rock to rock in some parts (and James did it with Brynn on his back!). The best part was the rocks at the bottom, where you literally climbed down the cliff and used a chain bolted into the rock to lean back and tiptoe across the rocks to see the pictographs. We found that it felt much safer when we took off our shoes, since the rocks were very slippery and we didn't want to take a swim in 4 degree water! It was fascinating to think that the Natives managed to somehow climb up the treacherous cliff to paint these pictures. Definitely worth the scamper!

The people in front of us were terrified!
Should have taken their shoes off! :)

Pinguisibi Trail
We didn't travel very far down this 6 km trail, but every step was worth it! This may be one of the most beautiful trails I've ever walked. The river was not a rushing river, but meandered it's way down towards Lake Superior, mostly consisting of waterfall after waterfall. The sound of the water was divine and we had so much fun walking out on the rocks and jumping over streams and rivulets. I highly recommend this trail, and I'm so glad we did it (James may have forced me) in the drizzly weather. Sometimes the most beautiful things are not found in the most comfortable places!

Sleeping babies make for quiet hikes!

A face only a mother could love ;)

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. -George Washington Carver 

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