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…

HIKING THE BRUCE TRAIL: DAY 2 – THE GROTTO AND INDIAN HEAD COVE

(This post is a continuation of HIKING THE BRUCE: Day 1 – Halfway Log Dump to Stormhaven)   With it’s stunning rock formations and Caribbean-like water, Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the most beautiful destinations to hike to in Ontario.  Plus with it’s close proximity to Toronto and Parks Canada having free entrance for Canada 150,…

5 THINGS MOUNT WASHINGTON TAUGHT ME

A week has gone by since we climbed Mount Washington and it’s given me a little time to reflect (and to be perfectly honest, finally write). It’s Sunday afternoon, approximately 10,000 degrees out so why not use this time to plunk by butt down by my window A/C, listen to Lorde’s new album on repeat…

MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH

Location: Mount Washington, NH, USA Starting Point: Pinkham Notch Visitor Centre, Pinkham’s Grant, NH Elevation: 6,228 ft (1,917 m) Route We Took: Tuckerman Ravine to Lion Head Distance: Approx. 12 KM (one way) Time it took us: 4.5 hour ascent, 3 hour descent Level of Difficulty: OW, MY JOINTS   This was our first HikeAddicts…

IT’S LIT(ERARY)!

Slaughterhouse Five Alright, so I FINALLY read Slaughterhouse Five. (Insert fellow bookies’ gasps here.) It was one of those books that I knew I would eventually read but it kept getting bumped further and further down my ‘to-read’ list by exciting new fiction. The book I read before this one (In A Dark, Dark Wood…

JOURNEY TO KILIMANJARO: TRAINING

We have just under two months before leaving to hike Kilimanjaro – meaning it’s time to step up our training game. As HikeAddicts, we like to hike as much as humanly possible, but we love to cross train and enjoy other activities and sports. When I found out I was doing this hike back in…

JOURNEY TO KILIMANJARO: OUR FIRST TEAM HIKE

Yesterday was a big day for us HikeAddicts; We did our first team hike with Dream Mountains! Mary Anne has been meeting and training with this group since the Summer but since I’m a late comer, this was my first time meeting the team and going on a hike with them. We took on Wolf…

MUSIC TO CHILL TO

  Going for a solo nature walk? Driving? Hanging by the fire with a glass of wine and need some musical ambience? Here’s a quick list of some of my all time favorite songs to chill to as well as a few new goodies that I’ve recently discovered. Enjoy! Hold You In My Arms- Ray…