Mount Katahdin, Maine

My alarm blares, announcing my wakeup time of 2:45 am. I down some oatmeal, swig a protein smoothie, then dash out the door with my pack and drive to our rendezvous point in Morell Park, in downtown Fredericton. My co-worker Rene-Lynn has orchestrated this outing: three complete strangers she has plucked from various aspects of... Continue Reading →


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 →

Blomidon Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Map points of Interest My first impression is wow what a pretty place.  The campground attendant suggests I go have a drive around, choose the campsite I want and then come back and settle up. They currently only have three campers in the park, so I can have my pick of spots. "You can have a... Continue Reading →

Ministers Island, St Andrews, NB

Map to Ministers Island I join the line of cars sitting on the Bar Road near St Andrews, New Brunswick. It is 1:45 pm and the road looks fairly visible. The Tide Schedule. states low tide for crossing today is 1:55 pm. I get out and walk to the vehicle beside me and say, "Can I go... 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 →

Fundy National Park – Part 2

Bennett Lake to Lake Laverty 14 km return I return to my truck four times before I actually make it to the trail head. Once to swap my down jacket for my rain jacket, then to check that I had packed enough snacks. Next I puzzled, Should take my phone?  I can use as a... Continue Reading →

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