A New Trail

Today, Tammy and I drove out to Kaslo – at least, near Kaslo – and there we decided to explore a new trail: Upper Songbird loop at almost 9K round trip. That sounded like a good exploration.

It was not only “meh” – it was downright, “Fuck this! Never coming on this trail again!”

Looking on the bright side, now we know that we never have to do this trail in the future and we con confidently steer people away from it.

It’s lovely for mountain bikers who are just in the beginning phases of biking. It’s kind of up and down and boring as hell. Near the end it comes out on a logging road and the last 2K are a plod down the road, some of it through a recent clearcut.

Yeah – yuck!

Still, it was the last hike of the spring season for Tammy and I so good to chat and laugh quite a bit.

And, as I said, at least we were outdoors.

And now I have to clean the house (again) and prep it for tomorrow as much as I can.

Fingers are crossed.

As are toes.

And eyes.

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3 Responses to A New Trail

  1. Meg says:

    Hello, thank you for your review of the Songbird Trail between Kaslo and New Denver. I was looking for info about its length (I live in the area) and came across your blogpost. The trail might not be great, but your photos are glorious! Could you please tell me what kind of camera you use? I’d love to get sharper images but my little digital camera isn’t up to it. Thanking you kindly, a Kaslo local

    • goodyniosi says:

      Hi Meg – had to work hard to remember the trail – I have since then moved back to Vancouver Island. I use a small digital camera: Sony Cyber Shot. A big DSLR is just too much to carry when you’re hiking. Two important things: the setting on your camera and your editing software. All of that makes a difference.

      • Meg says:

        Thanks so much for answering, I really appreciate it. I’ll be more aware of the camera settings from now on. If you return to the area, try the Strawberry Ridge trail, it’s not very long but there’s not a clearcut in sight. For the past several years I x-country skied a lot near the Songbird Trail but the last clearcut was dispiriting.

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