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The Kayaker’s Checklist: 100 Items You Can’t Leave Home Without

If you’ve got a kayaking trip planned, even for a day, then you’ll appreciate this kayaker’s checklist – with roughly 100 items that you can’t leave home without. The biggest difference between a short trip and a long trip, from my experience, is the amount of food and water I take. On longer trips I also take […]

A Hike to the Summit of Gros Morne Mountain in Newfoundland

Hiking to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain, the second highest peak in Newfoundland, can be done via the rewarding and challenging 16 kilometer Gros Morne Mountain Trail. From just below the summit of the 806 meter mountain, you can enjoy phenomenal views of Ten Mile Brook Pond and the Long Range Mountains, providing of course that the fog hasn’t […]

Hiking the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland: Day 3

I left you some time ago now at a buggy campsite beside a beautiful lake on the Long Range Traverse. Fortunately that day was as bad as the bugs ever got. The third day of our backpacking trip offered a stunning landscape from start to finish. It also produced some navigational challenges though fortunately we […]

Hiking the Spirit Sands & Devils Punch Bowl Trails near Brandon, MB

A few weeks ago I dodged the epic one in a hundred years rainstorm in Winnipeg and drove west to Spruce Woods Provincial Park where the weather threatened, but did no more than that. John and I were there to hike the Spirit Sands and Devil’s Punch Bowl Trails. The park is located about 180 kilometers […]