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Pennant Point panorama

Spring hike to Pennant Point

Continuing with the string of spring hikes I’ve been taking this year, a friend and I decided to stay local and drive out to East Pennant and hike along the ocean out to Pennant Point. It’s a relatively easy hike, about 9.6km return with no hills. There’s a bit of scrambling along the rocks at the beginning and end of the hike, but nothing too demanding.

At the end of Pennant Point
At the end of Pennant Point

Spring has sprung here on the east coast, so it was a perfect day to get out and enjoy the sun and fresh air. We made it out there a little earlier than we figured the masses would be out of bed and on their way. Crystal Crescent beach is a popular spot when the sun is out and it’s not too cold. During the summer it’s a madhouse, but this time of year it isn’t too bad. This is the time of year you can see people in both shorts and t-shirts and winter coats and toques. Welcome to Canada.

Trail along Pennant Point
Trail along Pennant Point
Small pond along trail
Small pond along trail
Rocks and horizon
Rocks and horizon

The hike itself was easy as these things go. A few wet spots here and there, nothing a decent pair of boots can’t handle. Other than that, a wonderful few hours out on the trail with beautiful views and clean ocean air.

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