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

“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…

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…

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…

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 Vicky CastledineVicky is a Content Marketing Manager from Monday to…

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…