The Great Trail Planning Omnibus

So here is the grand overview of the Great Trail Planning Guide. I'll be updating this post with links as each piece of the map is published. I'm going to generally work from East to West, hopping up to include the Territories when it seems appropriate. The Maritimes Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward … Continue reading The Great Trail Planning Omnibus

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Food Review: Packit Gourmet Homemade Backpacking Meals

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. Packit Gourmet started as a way to feed Debbie and Jeff Mullins's family during outdoor adventures. They then turned their backcountry culinary skills into a family-owned and operated business. They sell backpacking meals out of their family home near Austin, TX. Details Price: Meals range … Continue reading Food Review: Packit Gourmet Homemade Backpacking Meals

The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. The Laugavegur Trail is a 36-mile trail stretching across southern Iceland, featuring a terrain diversity similar to the PCT: desert, glaciers, mountains, and forests. Imagine you somehow combined Mordor and the Shire, and that mental image will come close to approximating the beauty … Continue reading The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. My 2017 PCT thru-hike didn’t quite go as planned. Due to some medical issues, I went home from Lone Pine and took about five weeks off-trail. After sorting myself out, I went back and hiked Oregon and had a much better time. During … Continue reading Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a 48-mile trail found in Killarney Provincial Park in Northern Ontario. The signage in the park suggest taking a minimum of seven to ten days to hike the trail, but anyone with decent backcountry experience can do it … Continue reading La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

The Great Trail: Connecting Canada 15,000 Miles from Sea-to-Sea

This project is immense, so sections of the trail are managed by local bodies while the Trans-Canada Trail Foundation pioneers the dream of a complete Canadian trail network to span ecosystems and geology as diverse as one could imagine.

Quebec: The Great Trail Planning Resource

Quebec is a wonderful section of the Great Trail to cycle. Most of the trails are made for it, and the bike infrastructure in cities is well done. The most iconic of these bike routes is the Route Verte which encompasses 5300km of bikes trails. Many of the GT sections in Quebec are part of … Continue reading Quebec: The Great Trail Planning Resource

New Brunswick: The Great Trail

New Brunswick contains over 900 km of the Great Trail and connects the PEI, Quebec, and Nova Scotia sections to each other. It is home to some enormous forests and the northern Appalachian Mountains. It is the only province to have both French and English listed as its official languages, and about 1/3 of the … Continue reading New Brunswick: The Great Trail

Prince Edward Island: The Great Trail Planning Resource

Prince Edward Island is the simplest section of the Great Trail to plan. It consists of a single trail: The Confederation Trail. The famous Confederation Bridge leads from the mainland to P.E.I. If you're hiking or cycling, you'll need to take the ferry.  This 449.46 km trail (ideal for walking or cycling) will take you … Continue reading Prince Edward Island: The Great Trail Planning Resource