30 days, 4 hours exactly to complete an end to end hike of Canada’s oldest and longest marked trail. Through the rain, subzero temperatures, rocky terrains -the sun shined and the views were incredible. Bears, rattlesnakes and porcupines were some of the exotic animals we walked amongst. Sea stacks, grottos, and impossibly lush forest were some of the sights witnessed.
All in all this journey has been more than I imagined it’d be. The people who make the community of volunteers and hikers are of great character. Helpful and fun, and always interested in meeting an “end to ender”.
This was to be a 900km meditative walk in Canada’s finest forests, to test out my equipment and determination for the Appalachian Trail this month.
There were some moments of clarity and mindfulness- however the challenges and push each day required made it much more taxing than i had imagined.
If the AT is a go, a lighter pack is needed. That, is for sure.
Otherwise I can’t see the AT offering anything more substantial than what the Bruce Trail offers- other than endless mountains of course…
Extremely happy to be in Tobermory, and, I even found a ride back to hammer town!
So, where to next?