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…

CTV MORNING LIVE: SUMMER HIKES

We appeared on Ottawa CTV Morning Live this morning to chat about hikes to enjoy with the family this summer! Check it out: Mary Anne IvisonMary Anne loves hiking, mossy rocks and her gig as a radio personality. She is in pursuit of becoming an ADK 46er and touching every mountain on planet Earth.More Posts

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…

MARCH BREAK HIKES IN OTTAWA

We visited our friends at CTV Morning Live Ottawa to chat about March Break hikes in Ottawa and Gatineau Park! Mary Anne IvisonMary Anne loves hiking, mossy rocks and her gig as a radio personality. She is in pursuit of becoming an ADK 46er and touching every mountain on planet Earth.More Posts

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…

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. Mary Anne IvisonMary Anne loves hiking, mossy…

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. Mary Anne IvisonMary Anne loves hiking, mossy rocks and…

GIANT MOUNTAIN + ROCKY PEAK RIDGE, NY

Location: In between Keene Valley and Underwood on the 73, NY, USA Starting Point: Giant Mountain Primary Trailhead  Elevation: Giant 4,626ft (#12 on High Peaks List) RPR 4,390ft (#20) Ascent: Giant 3,050ft RPR 1,400ft Route We Took: Ridge Trail to Giant Summit, to Rocky Peak Ridge, back to Giant and down Ridge Trail Total Distance: 14 km Time: 8…

CASCADE MOUNTAIN + PORTER MOUNTAIN, NY

Location: In between Lake Placid and Keene, NY, USA Starting Point: Cascade Mountain Foot Trail Elevation:  Cascade 4,098ft (#36 on High Peaks List) Porter 4,060ft (#38) Ascent: 1,940ft Route We Took: Cascade Mountain trailhead to Cascade summit, back down to junction, head to Porter summit, return to parking Total Distance: 10 km Time: 5 hours Level of…

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HIKING

Congratulations! This is your first step to becoming a HikeAddict. We love hiking, and the whole point of this blog is to share our love and passion for hiking with you. However, actually getting outside and actually doing it can be a bit intimidating. Here’s our “A Beginner’s Guide To Hiking” to help you get…