Fast forward to this morning at 6AM when I try and wake her up and suddenly all I am getting is incoherent mumbling and something about potential heat stroke! HA. Anyhow, I decided to go up there anyhow after the research I did last night as well a the fact that I now have my GPS device so away I went.
The drive up there was actually very nice and I was lucky enough to be able to get fairly close to this juvenile Great-blue Heron for some pictures. This was taken in Ashby. When I was leaving Mount Watatic to go back home, there were approx. 20 Canada Geese at this same small pond so it appears to be a very popular watering hole amongst the avian population!
Lots of fungi along the trail as well with all of the damp weather we had had recently. I had stopped to take a picture of these mushrooms when suddenly I could hear a lot of commotion coming from the top of the trail and headed my way. I look up and to my astonishment I see a man huffing and puffing and actually trail running a very rocky part of the trail. His face was all red and his breathing was totally out of his safe cardio zone as he literally stumbled and slipped right past my startled eyes. To make things even more bizarre I don't think the poor man even had a water. Sheesh, talk about crazy, who would attempt to run in weather such as this? Better him than me though I thought as I happily took my time getting up the trail and getting some pictures. Of course the guy was probably wondering who the crazy broad was along the edge of the trail on her stomach taking pictures of wild shrooms so I guess it works both ways.
Berry shot taken on top of the summit.