I am 100% positive that I am the only person who has hiked through various trails, parks after parks, roads, and sidewalks between Steels Avenue and Dundas Street along the Credit River. K2, our Hungarian Kuvasz, was with me.
As K2 and I share our adventures in an urban ravine system to observe landscapes, plants, and wildlife, we notice that careless visitors can create havoc with our scarce natural heritage in urban areas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On February 29, 2020, I hiked with K2 south to north on Niagara Parkway along the Niagara River, 15 km in all. It was a tough hike due to excessive salt near the Falls' area and then no maintenance of pedestrian walkway as we moved away from it. We had to hike over snow and … Continue reading Hiking with K2 along the Niagara Parkway in below freezing, but not quite ‘eight below’, temperatures
Frozen Credit River K2, a Hungarian Kuvasz, and I were watching Credit River freezing rock solid right in front of our eyes during an early morning hike in February. The temperatures had plummeted to -25 C (-13 F). Hiking during a snow storm, K2 gets suspicious of something As we moved further, the river was … Continue reading A hiking microadventure with K2 on an extreme winter day.
After a day of rain fall, the soggy Bruce Trail started from near the parking lot of Webster Fall Conservation Area near Hamilton, Ontario. Initially, it was quite wide offering easy hike for the entire entourage of 11, aging from a 1 -1/2 year old K2, my great white Kuvasz boy, to a 50 year … Continue reading Hiking with K2 in Fall season – How to reconnect with nature and colours
K2, our Great White Kuvasz boy, in the lead as usual, my nephew, son, and I were hiking on the Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula on a pleasantly cool early spring day that gave us some dusting of snow. The trail was over a rocky ground with forest growing on one side and a … Continue reading Hiking with K2 in Spring season – How to reconnect with nature and earth
Dogs have better hearing and smelling capabilities than humans. Here, K2 gets suspicious of something or someone on the trail ahead K2, the two and a half year old Hungarian Kuvasz, and I were watching Credit River freezing rock solid right in front of our eyes during an early morning hike in February 2014. The … Continue reading Hiking with K2 in the winter season – how to connect with nature and with ghosts