Date – October 31, 2010
Location – Map 3 Shorthills
Distance – 8.3 km
Hikers – Dean, Marlene, Benjamin and Simon
Start – 34.6 (Short Hills – Morningstar Mill)
End – 42.9 (Short Hills – Effingham Road)
Direction – West (North)
Weather – Started cool, but we ended up being hot
Details – There are no takers to join us, so we drop off a car on the end of Oille Road on the way to church. Simon meets us at church and we eat our egg, ham and cheese bagels on the way to Morningstar Mill. It’s a cool day (high of 8°) but we get warm, especially climbing the hills out of the wind.
Most of the hike is in Short Hills Provincial Park and, since the trees are almost completely bare, we can clearly see the “hills” and the rolling landscape. Both Terrace Creek Falls and Swayze Falls are reduced to trickle, and Ben and Simon hike a short section below Terrace Creek Falls in the stream bed. Simon is familiar with much of the route from the many times his family has hiked Short Hills. We have entered off Roland Road in the past, so that section is familiar to us too.