Saturday’s Shot

Tomorrow I am heading to Baxter State Park, Maine, to hike Mount Katahdin, with some friends. This will be my first summit this summer. I will be taking the 10 essentials in my pack. A Osprey EJA 38 plus; passport, Health insurance, Park info, headlight, bug spray, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, 3 liters of water... Continue Reading →


Cape Split, Nova Scotia

Fog hovers low over the area shrouding the bay and upper part of the cape.  As I exit the truck a raven is cawing repetitively from the top of a spruce tree. He jumps from his perch and flies away as I disturb the peace by shutting the driver's-side door. I turn my head and watch... Continue Reading →

Sugarloaf Mountain, Campbellton, New Brunswick

Labour Day  2016 Near the end of the Appalachian Range route, a conical-shaped mountain starts to dominate the skyline.  It is an extinct volcano located inside Sugarloaf Provincial Park  near Campbellton, New Brunswick, and I'm here to complete one more peak for the summer. It's late afternoon by the time I walk through the doors... Continue Reading →

Grand Manan’s Red Trail

  Hiking trails Grand Manan Fidgeting with excitement, I stand at the access gate. The metal grate shudders under my feet as each car drops onto the lift gate and rolls onto the ferry at Black's Harbour, New Brunswick.  A man in an orange crossing-guard vest waves for the walk-on passengers to go forward and... Continue Reading →

The best of Woodstock, New Brunswick

Map of points of interest Woodstock, NB I exit the highway and take the scenic Saint John river road, past the little Temple stallion that rears up on the lawn of someone's home. The Benton Road sign comes into view and I follow it for about 12 kilometers, where the pavement ends.  Cautiously I swerve... Continue Reading →

Maliseet Trail to Hay Falls, N.B.

Map February 19th, 2018 It was our first observation of family day in New Brunswick, and as I posted in When it snows, I plan, I wanted to go for a hike on the Maliseet Trail in Hay Settlement just south of Woodstock, New Brunswick. I pack extra long johns, snow pants, a hat, mittens, socks, boots... Continue Reading →

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