Walkers, hikers, and trekkers pack your boots–there’s a hike here for everyone!
We are two middle-aged, semi-fit mountain loving hikers. Though we’re not hard-core athletes, we love climbing challenging adrenaline-charged mountains, preferably ones with rewarding views at the summit. We avoid camping overnight where possible, preferring a longer day’s adventure to hiking in with heavy packs full of gear.
Gordon likes to tackle mountains with as little in his pack as he can. Ginette lugs everything she thinks Gord should carry believing you should always be prepared for an emergency.
Ginette & Gordon
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
– John Muir
Relatively shorter hikes through the picturesque Gatineau Hills, Laurentian Mountains, and other regions of the Canadian Shield.
Mont-Orford, Magog, Eastern Townships
King’s Throne and Sheep Creek Trails, Kluane National Park and Reserve
Adirondack Mountains, New York
Adirondack 46ers -- A summary of the Adirondack Mountains High Peaks and our initiation to the area. The 46ers are summits over 4000 ft (1219 m). Once hooked, we started hiking progressively harder summits. Presented in the order of how we hiked them:
Blueberry and Porter Mountains
Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolf Jaw Mountains
Mount Marcy and Big Slide Mountain
MacIntyre Range: Wright, Iroquois, and Algonquin Peaks
Table Top, Street and Nye Mountains
Mount Colden, Giant, and Rocky Peak Ridge
Dix Range: Hough Peak, Macomb Mountain, Grace Peak (formerly know as East Dix), South Dix, and Dix Mountain
Nippletop and Dial Mountain
Sawteeth, Basin, and Saddleback Mountains
Mount Marshall, Mount Colvin, and Blake Peak
The Santanoni Range: Santanoni, Couchsachraga, and Panther Peaks
The Seward Range: Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour Mountains
Fire Tower Challenge -- A series of family-friendly smaller peaks each with a fire tower at the summit. Ranging from easy to moderate.
Upper Dewey Lake, Skagway
Colorado's 14ers, peaks over 14,000 ft (4267.2 m).
Angels Landing, Zion National Park