3 Nights on the Rideau Trail – Journal for Day 1 and 2

We’re back from July’s Rideau Trail adventure! 4 days, 3 nights from Perth to Bedford mills, another 90km of the Rideau Trail behind us. The whole experience was intense! Amazing sights from fabulous heights to horrible nights filled with insect bites. We made some major mistakes and learned some valuable lessons – which I’ll condense […]

Canada Day Weekend – 36 Weeks To Go

We are now 36 weeks away from our planned departure date for the Appalachian Trail. We continue to do as much as hiking we can to familiarize ourselves with the conditions and lifestyle we will be subjected to on the trail. This week was a 2 day journey across 60km/37.5 miles which began Saturday morning […]

A Solo Marathon

Rachel and I have had opposite schedules for a while, now which means that last Saturdays hike and this Sundays hike are solo adventures. Last week I was lucky enough to convince a friend to give me a ride to the trail head and back home in the evening (Thanks Brendan!). This gave me a […]

Progress and Wildlife on the Rideau Trail

Rachel and I only shared a single day off together this week, so we thought we would try to make the most of it. We loaded up the gear. packed up some food and a bunch of extra water. We had to fight an enemy we nearly forgot about over these last few months. The […]

The Longest Walk Yet

We wanted to simulate a day on the Appalachian trail over this long weekend, so we got up Friday morning, had a big breakfast, packed up our gear -including foot and water- and walked from morning to sunset. A total of 36km/22.5miles walked! My left foot got chewed up pretty badly by my horrible, uncomfortable, lumpy, […]

Our first walk of the season – The Rideau Trail

It wasn’t snowing, it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t freezing cold out! Finally! Weather nice enough that Rachel and I couldn’t help but load up the backpacks and take a walk. We decided to loop around the Rideau Trail for a 13km/8mi walk. Rachel packed the tent, sleeping bag, extra water bottle and snacks all of […]