Tuesday, July 04, 2006

On the Slopes of Silver Peak

White quartzite rock gives these hills their characteristic colour. In a windswept landscape of stunted trees and shrubs clinging to the crevices and pockets of soil on this bare rock, one is amazed at the smoothness that the surface has been ground too while towering above the other hills. Glaciers are mind boggling grinding machines.

From the top, you can see Sudbury in the distances, landmarked by its ultra-tall smoke stacks. Georgian Bay glitters in the distance while a sea of hills dotted with gem-like lakes makes the 45 minutes of straight up hiking worth the climb even on a hot humid day. Posted by Picasa

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