Boyd’s Crevices and the Horse skull

At the Boyd Crevices, the Bruce trail leads through a labyrinth of crevices and mini-canyons lined with sheer walls of limestone rock that define the many fissures. The crevices only get a little light, perhaps no direct sunlight at all, so they form a cooler-than-normal micro-climate. The walls are covered by mosses and ferns, and sometimes liverworts and if you look closely, you will see some mushrooms. At one point, I saw a wooden bridge over-head, connecting two rock walls. I decided to find the trail leading to it. I had to climb a wall and once on top, I found the trail. It went right along the edge of the towering rock walls, and was over-grown in places, so I opted out, for safety reasons, and never found the bridge. BUT, I did come across an amazing find. A horses skull, no other bones, that had been stripped clean of flesh. Obviously, a wolf dragged it out there. Fascinating, to say the least!! Thanks to my friend Jackie, for helping me to identify it while I was there! No horsing around for me! Signing off “Hiking with the Viking”. Oct/19

Published by Annette Sandberg

I grew up on the Niagara Escarpment in Grey County and this ancient land was, and still is, my backyard playground. I am a Certified Hike Leader with Hike Ontario and I lead hikes for various Ontario Trail Clubs, Sightseeing Tour Agencies and individual groups of family & friends who want to experience nature safely and informatively with an experienced Guide.

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