Thursday, August 13, 2009

Badlands after a downpour

We have had no shortage of rain in southern Ontario, it keeps coming down by the buckets and that didn't change when I decided to check out the Cheltenham Badlands. Located a short distance northwest of Toronto (follow Hwy 10 north and turn left/west on Old Base Line Road). As I was heading up Highway 10 the heavy rain and thunderstorm hit, cars were stoping along the road waiting for the worst of the storm to pass.

I hoped that by the time I got to the Badlands the thunderstorm would pass, which of course they didn't, so I waited the storm out and finally the sun broke out of the storm as the lightning passed to the southwest. Luckily the crowds were light right after the rain and I walked onto the badlands expecting to sink into the wet clay. But the red clay was remarkably firm, even after the rain, and dried fast in the hot sun.

While the best time to visit the badlands would be in the fall it can be beneficial to visit in the summer as the crowds and traffic make it easier to see this amazing site.

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