Though officially fall only began about a week ago, it's been creeping in around here since the beginning of September. Temperatures hovering around 6 or 7 degrees Celsius seem to be the norm lately. In an effort to fit in at least one more good day hike at a busy time of year before the weather . . .
Just a quick post to share some footage from yesterday's hike in Gros Morne National Park. This video shows clips from the short trail (Long Pond to the Coast = 9 km return). The longer trail is a 14.5-km loop. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the day and so opted for a quick hike. A photo . . .
Growing up in eastern Newfoundland, with few ties to the western region, meant that I really spent very little time in this part of the island. I never thought I'd one day come to live here, even if only for a year (as the plan stands at this point). I'll always love St. John's and feel connected to . . .
Quick Stats: Ha Ling Peak Location: Around an hour's drive from Calgary, Alberta, in the Canmore area just outside Banff National Park. Elevation: 2481 metres Round-trip time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Easy (a great scramble for those who are nervous about heights!) Height gain: 816 . . .
"Hiking" can be an extremely broad term. It can encompass leisurely strolls on a well-maintained path, pacing up and down rolling hills, and traversing rocky and uneven terrain with a constant uphill grade (though, perhaps that's better put into the "scrambling" category). I'll admit that I used . . .