Sara and I enjoyed a great long run in Frontenac Provincial Park yesterday, and even after the countless miles that we’ve put in the park over the years, we still seem to enjoy the beauty of each run there. The diversity of the landscape is amazing.
We’ve been enjoying thinking of our recent runs as plotting new routes and not just running various full loops, but instead weaving a pattern of trails and partial loops unique to what we feel like running on the day. This has led to some amazing runs and yesterday’s route was probably my favourite so far. It included setting foot on some of our favourite parts of most loops in the park with the exception of Slide and Cedar Lake. In fact, at one point we got a little turned around after realizing that we don’t usually run one of the trails going in the direction we were headed.
The run ended up being amazing. Almost 5 hours of bliss, with only stopping long enough to treat water from a lake to fill our packs.
Here is a taste of what we enjoyed. The bright shades of greens and sweet smell of pine needles were spectacular.
…what trail running is all about.