I have to say that the most recent visit to Eramosa Karst Conservation Area in Stoney Creek was unplanned, but I found it an interesting place. I knew next to nothing about karsts before coming here.
I guess before I go on about some of the karst features like caves, sinking streams and dry valleys, I might as well tell you that I did not enter any one of them.
This place tries it's best to offer the learning experience from the karst and some really lovely trails making it a great hike even if you aren't that keen about exploring underground. About a half hour into my trek and I see a posting on 'Coyotes in our Conservation Area' then suddenly hiding in an underground cave didn't seem like such a bad idea.
Seriously, recent reports in the news have been to make the public aware of sighting of coyotes in the Ermosa Karst, and to keep your pets close to you as the coyotes might find them a threat to their territory.
|part of nexus cave|
|wildlife comes in all shapes and sizes|
Happy to see the sky was clearing up nicely by the time I left the park.