Monday, October 10, 2011

10.10.10. Part 2 - Eramosa Karst Hike

Today is actually Allison and Amanda's 10th birthday, so it started in the usual birthday tradition of giftwrapped boxes for breakfast...
 After lunch, we drove to Hamilton and met some of my family for a hike at the Eramosa Karst, which is around the area where my Dad's family lived when they first moved to Canada.  He and his siblings spent much time playing in the Karst, which is now a Conservation area.
Starting out on our walk:
The area is full of limestone rock.  A "karst" is a cave that is formed when water wears away the rock.
 Tried to get a nice shot of our kids.  Sigh.
 This is the Karst Window.  It's one entrance to the underground cave.
 Continuing on to the actual Karst Entrance...
 Which was pretty cool!
 There are 3 long, narrow entrances.  The kids were climbing out the back entry
 Tim's going to check it out!
 Not a lot of headroom in there...
 I went in too!  And got back out!
 Gorgeous fall colors...
 and some pretty young ladies....
 Bethany, Deanna, Natalie
 Amanda joined them for a silly shot
 OH NO!! Bethany fell off the edge!  Grandma to the rescue...
 (Great) Aunt Marg and Grandpa helping Benjamin
After a lovely hike, we headed back to Mom & Dad's for Thanksgiving Dinner

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