Day 2 – Bruce Trail Hike

My second day on the Bruce was extremely hot and humid.  I still managed a good distance but quickly realized that I needed to unload some weight as my pack was far too heavy.

Lesson 1 – Take only what you need. Chances are you quickly realize you do not need a lot of the stuff you first thought you would.  LOL Thankfully, my mom and Gary offered to let me unload some food and unnecessary items.  They also offered to do a food drop or two for me.  Huge thanks to them.  🙂

While I carried a 65 pound pack for the first day and most of the second day, I still managed to see some nice sights and learn some history of the area I was hiking through. Check out the Old Mail Road photo. Here are a few photos.

Bees! Bees!  They are bombing!!!!!

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The Old Mail Road


Breakfast View Anyone?


Gotta love some of the rock formations


About the author: Hiking World

My name is Tom Thayer and I love hiking and have built this site to record my many hikes and adventures. I am currently a trail captain for the Bruce Trail Conservatory and I am very glad I can give back some of what the Bruce has given me. I also sit on the board for the Dufferin Bruce Trail Club and was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by the Bruce Trail Conservancy for my work on the developing their new Hike Schedule.

I have many hobbies other than hiking, such as music, drones, skiing, robotics, computers, all kinds of sports, etc….

I really hope you enjoy this site and feel free to drop me a line if you have anything you wish to add or discuss about the site, or just plain say hello.

2 thoughts on “Day 2 – Bruce Trail Hike”

  1. Very cool Tom and, glad Linda and Gary were there to help out. I’m sure it’s hard to gauge what should be included initially but, sounds like you’re on track
    Photos are beautiful and love the info on the mail route. Boy, times have changed! Or, maybe just the routes ?
    Thanks for sharing your experience and looking forward to the next instalment. Love ya cuz; stay safe ❤️


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