WHITEFACE + ESTHER

Location: Wilmington, NY, USA Starting Point: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Elevation:  Whiteface 4,865ft (#5 on High Peaks List) Esther 4,239ft (#28) Ascent: 3,975ft Route We Took: Starting at Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Total Distance: 16km (10 miles) Time: 7.5 hours (with breaks) Level of Difficulty: Moderate Whiteface and Esther are #6 and #7 on my list of…

“SO… HOW WAS YOUR TRIP TO EVEREST BASE CAMP?”

It’s the sentence I’ve been hearing over and over again from friends, family and co-workers: “So… How was your trip to Everest Base Camp??” Of course I’m not surprised that they’re asking me this, but every time I would hear it the first few weeks after being back home, I would tend to draw a…

11 THINGS I LEARNED HIKING TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

It’s incredibly hard to summarize a life-changing journey like Everest Base Camp in 11 points.  But it’s also hard to put the experience into words at all. I spent almost three weeks traveling with 22 of the coolest human beings I’ve had the pleasure of meeting who also raised $140,000 for 7 different charities.  We…

MOVING FORWARD AFTER A CONCUSSION

There are two major things I’ve learned from having a concussion:   1) It’s more common than you think. 2) No concussion is the same.   I’ve been struggling to write this blog for a while now.  But I wanted to share my story to be transparent and hopefully connect with others dealing with their…

6 UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HIKER IN YOUR LIFE

Alright, so maybe we’re a challenging type of person to shop for around the holidays. We’ll be the first to admit it. We know what we like to wear on the trails, have broken in multiple pairs of our go-to hiking boots, can be picky with food, have mastered the art of fitting everything perfectly…

HIKING THE BRUCE TRAIL: LION’S HEAD TRAIL

Location: Lion’s Head Provincial Park Starting Point: Around the corner from Mcurdy Drive Parkette (trail map below) Total Distance: 8 km Time: 4 hours (taking our time) Level of Difficulty: Easy If you’ve read our previous posts about the Bruce Trail, you know this is one of my favourite destinations in Ontario.

WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK, NY

Location: Jefferson County, NY Starting Point: Wellesley Island Nature Centre Route we took: Eel Bay Trail to Narrows Trail to South Bay Trail to East Trail to North Field Loop Total Distance: 7 km Time: 1.5 hours Level of Difficulty: Super easy, hardly any elevation

CTV MORNING LIVE OTTAWA: Fall Hiking

Thanks to our friends on CTV Morning Live Ottawa for having us on to talk about fall hiking in Ottawa/Gatineau Park. We cover gear to bring and where to hike from beginner to advanced. Watch video below, and check out our TOP 5 GATINEAU PARK HIKES.