How lucky are we to have a plethora of choices when it comes to hiking gear stores in Ottawa? I remember chatting with a fellow hiking friend who lives in a small town and her telling me she only has ONE store to buy her gear from. WHAT? Before a big hiking trip, I frequent […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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