Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail

I left off with this image yesterday. Today I want to cover just a few basics to help you feel more confident once boots and snowshoes are securely fastened to your feet. If this is your first time on snowshoes look for fairly flat terrain. With your trekking poles for balancing support try and slowlyContinue reading “Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail”

Redhead Trail Hike in Five Islands Provincial Park

The map on the AllTrails app was somewhat confusing when I checked it a couple days ago. I decided to leave it for a bit and connect with someone who knows the area well. I didn’t have to wait very long: yesterday my friend Gaby asked if I was up to exploring, wait for it:Continue reading “Redhead Trail Hike in Five Islands Provincial Park”

Cape Sharpe: Solitary Hike

A return to Cape Sharpe has long been on my “to do” list. It’s not a long hike but it is one I don’t consider an easy hike. I came here last October when I was not my best due to a shoulder injury. The relative short but steep rocky ATV path posed a challengeContinue reading “Cape Sharpe: Solitary Hike”

Road Hike to Cape d’Or

I am calling this a “road hike” because that is exactly what we did today. We met at the bottom of the first hill on the Cape d’Or access road in Advocate. I joined the first group hike of 2023 expecting more of an adventure on less travelled paths. In the end I was notContinue reading “Road Hike to Cape d’Or”

Cape Sharpe Lighthouse

My friend Adrienne and I had planned this short hike a while ago. Our schedules lined up for this morning and it promptly started to rain at the agree pickup time. We persevered and by the time we arrived at the trailhead the rain had stopped. The rugged hiking trail is steep and I hadContinue reading “Cape Sharpe Lighthouse”

Wards Falls Autumn Hike

…a.k.a. “The Path of 16 Bridges”. The last time I hiked these woods I had just arrived in Nova Scotia. It was November 2020 and the most amazing ice imagery created by the frozen brook pulled us along across the bridges and toward the waterfall. Yesterday I was part of a group of hikers invitedContinue reading “Wards Falls Autumn Hike”

Refugee Cove Hike Impressions, Part 1

Yesterday’s epic hike meant an early morning for all. I met my ride just before 5 a. m. at the Parrsboro Tim Hortons. It was still dark with a bright moon guiding the way. The winding drive to West Advocate to the meeting place takes 45 minutes. Everyone was gathered there by 5:45, ready toContinue reading “Refugee Cove Hike Impressions, Part 1”