A year ago this weekend I had to forego a planned hike as I had just been released from the hospital following an emergency appendectomy. I was pretty disappointed that I had to miss out on exploring one beach I had not scouted yet. Imagine how excited I was when an invitation for the same hike was extended by one of the organizers (Moncton Outdoor Enthusiasts) just two weeks ago.
My friend Maddie and I joined 40 hiking enthusiasts on this terrain-diverse outing. We managed the combination beach and overland trek in just over 2 hours (approximately 9 km).
Here are some hike details: Meeting point/trailhead Wasson’s Bluff – Two Islands. We hiked down to the beach and turned toward Two Islands. The tide was low and made for relatively easy walking on the sandy beach past the islands toward the basalt cliffs. Allow extra time for days when the tide is not as far out as the rocky shore makes for a slower pace. We followed the cliffs to the mouth of the Moose River keeping our safe distance from the constantly eroding cliffs (we witnessed several rock and dirt slides). After a short break we ascended the road. The climb toward Rockcliff Estates is steep and trekking poles make for easier navigation. Once we reached the top we followed the red dirt road back to the parked cars at Wasson’s Bluff.
The annual group outing concluded with a late lunch at Davison’s Maple and Pancake House in Halfway River, about 10 minutes from Parrsboro on the way to Amherst.
The weather was perfect for today’s excursion. We are expecting snow for tomorrow which is easier to take after such a great outing. Happy Saturday, Anna
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Your pictures are wonderful. I don’t think I will ever be able to do those big hikes, but I enjoy them through your pictures. Thank you
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There are so many options for hikes! I did not lead this one. When I guide hikes of lead a tour I always make sure they meet the expectations of the person or group hiring me. Yesterday’s hike was a bit of a reconnaissance mission… I wanted to know how accessible this stretch of beach is and the outing was very informative. 😊