Before smartphones and LTE towers were the norm; your options for communications while hiking were limited. Basically you would go for your Ham Radio or Amateur radio certificate (call sign) and prepare a communications kit. Now with new technology like satellite communicators like garmin (delorme) inreach and spot, you save a lot of space in […]
When you start doing backcountry hiking at a later age it is natural that you might want to have some deterrence with you to help scare away some of the critters that might be lurking nearby. Note that depending where you live or hike, in those regions they may recommend specific items. Such as in […]
Blomidon Provincial park is a great micro adventure location as you have several options for activities. You can do some camping at the top of the Cape or walk the ocean floor at the day-use beach section. On a cool spring day, we attempted the do the “big” loop starting at the bottom and hiking […]
When visiting the West Advocate entrance to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, you have a 3, 5 & 9k hiking loops for day use visitors. We took advantage of the low tide in the Bay of Fundy to hike almost 1.5km along the beach which is not the red sand of Blomindon which we can see […]
We waited until the rain stopped and hiked almost 9kms of moss and granite near Digby, Nova Scotia within the Acacia Valley Hiking Trails. We go down mill road and the trailhead is at the end of the road. You have the established trail along the Acacia river on the right (the car is facing […]
What better way than the view the fall foliage colors in Nova Scotia than to hike 8k in the deep wilderness that is at the doorstep of Liscomb Lodge along the Eastern Shore of the province.
Mont Saint Bruno – A very popular destination for walkers, runners during the warm months and even more popular during the winter with its cross-country skiing trail and downhill ski; this provincial park at the of the Montreal metropolis is worth the visit.
We headed out to the Day Use trails at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Eatonville section. The visitor centre was closed on our visit in early October, but we still were able to enter the park and explore the almost 6 kms of trails along the coastline of the Bay of Fundy.
We spent three nights at Baxter State Park, once again camping at the cabins at Daicey Pond. Since this year, we shedded a lot of dead weight this year, so we decided to attack the nearest summit from camp – Sentinel Mountain. We opted to park at the day-use lot at Kidney Pond, signed in […]