Thursday, July 25, 2013

Busted Bruce

It appears the Bruce Trail suffered some storm destruction recently: the local section of the Bruce Trail has posted the following on their Facebook page:
The recent storm activity has brought a large number of trees down along the Bruce Trail throughout the Iroquoia section. Hikers are advised to take extra care when negotiating these storm affected areas and should be prepared to turn back if necessary. 
Trail Maintenance volunteers have already started clearing these trees, but it will take the next 3 weeks, at least, to completely clear the Trail.
If anyone is out there on the trails and has photos of damage, feel free to share them here!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday after the Storm

Friday night had our region under the dramatic spell of severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings. As a result, some clean-up and some damage in the wake of the thunderstorms in the days following (no confirmed reports of Tornadoes according to news reports this morning).

Hikers in Dundas Valley should note that:
The Dundas Valley Trail Centre is closed with no power or washrooms. Downed branches and erosion on trails have made trail conditions difficult. Please use caution on the trails.
The Giant's Rib Discovery Centre is also closed today and the guided hike has been cancelled. (Hamilton Conservation Authority)
We hope people continue to keep the environment in mind as we make daily choices, especially in the ways we contribute to climate change. Hotter summers with extreme heat and more frequent and violent storms are forecast for the coming decades.