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Our Escape to the Edge of the Escarpment

The weather for March Break this year has been is viagra covered by insurance plans exceptionally mild so we decided a family hike was in order to soak up some of the early spring sunshine and fresh air. Our destination of choice was Mount Nemo Conservation Area which we had yet to visit in our 9 years of living in Burlington. I had read online about the fantastic vantage point over the city and all of Halton region from the edge of the escarpment. We wanted to see these sights for ourselves, so off we went across Dundas Street and up Guelph Line.

We pulled into the parking lot just after 11am, parking alongside just a few other cars. As we got underway, only one other prescription for viagra online family was visible canadian pharmacy technician association ahead of us but they soon turned off on the Bruce Trail. We decided to stick to Mount Nemo’s two looping trails and continued down the old quarry road to where the trails diverged. We picked up some suitable hiking sticks and stopped to talk with a nature photographer who alerted us to watch for bats flying about. The mention of bats got Will, our five year old junior scientist, very excited!

As we arrived at the Brock Harris Lookout, the sweeping view from atop the escarpment was revealed. We could see Milton, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington and all the way to Toronto where we picked out the CN Tower in the distance. Thankfully signage helped to confirm what we were looking at and offered up facts and figures that I read to Will. It was at this point I wished I had remembered my binoculars!

Now it was time to decide… do we take the orange North Loop Trail or the yellow South Loop Trail? We agreed on the slightly longer south trail as we hoped it would give online canadian pharmacy pet meds us more expansive views of Burlington cialis for daily use free trial — we wanted to spot our neighbourhood!

With Baby Burlington still sound asleep in his carrier, we set off following the yellow trail markers. Just a few minutes down the path we caught sight of a large Turkey Vulture soaring near the cliff’s edge (just as pictured on our complimentary Mount Nemo map!). And after a few more minutes, we stumbled on a group of chipmunks scrambling back and forth across the trail under rocks and branches.

We came across a massive boulder just off the trail and, figuring we were near the halfway point, decided that it would be the perfect place to stop for a snack. It seemed we had the forest to ourselves so we rested, enjoying the tranquility of nature.

As we headed back on the path again, we came to the point that the South Trail starts to loop back to the old quarry road returning to the entrance. It was here that we had the best views over Burlington. We spotted a massive Canadian flag flying off in canadian pharmacy yelp the distance and realized that was the Walmart flag at the corner of Appleby Line and Dundas near our home in the Orchard neighbourhood. We had fun picking out other Burlington landmarks before continuing on.

The return on the south loop is through an open meadow with fewer sights so we entertained ourselves by playing charades with our hiking sticks. I’m rowing! I’m skiing! I’m kayaking! I’m a moose! I’m an ox! I’m a hobo! Between the three of alpha blockers and viagra us we used our hiking sticks as props for about 20 different clues all the while does tricare cover viagra Baby Burlington just kept on sleeping in his carrier.

As we headed back to the car, family after family streamed by us while others sat at nearby picnic benches having lunch before starting their hike. We realized how fortunate we were to arrive early and have the trails to ourselves. We’ll be back again this spring to hike the North Loop Trail in the other direction along the escarpment rim.

To learn more about Mount Nemo, visit Conservation Halton’s website: conservationhalton.ca.

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