Trekking Into 2017

Daily Stats

Date: January 2, 2017

Distance hiked: 5.5 km

Steps taken: 7,456

Time on the trail: ~1.75 hours

Calories burned: 626

Happy new year, hikers!! I hope you’re all headed into a year full of adventure. While I spent the first day of 2017 in my pyjamas, I did get out for a trek on day 2. This morning, my parents and I headed up to Scout Valley in Orillia to do a bit of snow shoeing. Before today, I didn’t know that Scout Valley existed, and I’m so glad to have discovered this little patch of nature just outside of the core of Orillia.

The trail ended up being very well-used and packed down, so the snow shoes were not entirely necessary, but they definitely gave us an advantage grip-wise. Scout Valley has a trail system comprised of three loops, which can be hiked separately or combined together into one long loop. Since each loop is only around 2km long, we decided to hike the whole thing. We parked in the west parking lot (off Line 15), so started in the middle on the Sugarbush Trail.

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