A walk in the woods

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A friend called the other day to ask if I wanted to go for a hike in Algonquin Park. We decided to head down towards Maynooth to see if we could find a trail that she had a vague memory of from years ago.

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We asked staff at the Pine Grove Point camping area and they pointed us in the direction of High Falls Trail a couple of kilometers east of the Kings Cote access point.

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The trail cuts through a red pine plantation and then turns to follow the York River.image

There were lots of interesting things to see along the trail and some great vantage points.

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I was reminded again how much I want to find a mentor that can teach me how to forage for mushrooms.  The forest is teeming with them and I want to know what I can safely eat.

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The falls were great. It continues to fascinate me to think how the water has shaped and carved the rock over time.
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After the hike we headed up the road to Kings Cote Lake for a picnic.  Individual fritatas and a bean salad made for a great lunch.

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I think next time we’ll explore Basin Lake.

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