Trip Report – Kay du Bois Loop – 30 Jan 2023

Ten intrepid January hikers set out from the WaWaKai end of the Kay Dubois trail. The sky was milky and made a white canopy, the air nippy, and there was a pretty frosting on the fir branches and icicles in the ditches.  Our group followed the trail that turned right at the big tree and looped up the hill, following the logging trails to meet eventually with Cedar Road. We returned via Smiths Road back to warm up at the cabin of 665 WaWaKai Road. Many thanks to all who joined in!  (6.3 km; 2 hours walking)


Many thanks to Amanda for her warm hospitality and snacks.
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Note: Hair ice forms on moist, rotting wood from broadleaf trees when temperatures are slightly under 0 °C (32 °F) and the air is humid.  In the year 2015, German and Swiss scientists identified the fungus Exidiopsis effusa as key to the formation of hair ice.  [Wikipedia]

Hiking – Kay du Bois Loop – 30 Jan 2023


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