Snowshoe After the Blizzard 2013

After the blizzard I went out for a snowshoe and a hot chocolate. The temperature was -6 C with a windchill of -16. I parked at Maskwa Aquatic Club on Kearney Lake and  hiked up into the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

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I used my GV snowshoes, which I have had for many years, and my new Leki trekking poles to travel. I found some shelter on a ridgeline above Charlies Lake and used my Flopsy and Mopsy stove from Smokeeater908 and my Snow Peak 600 to heat up my Swiss Miss chocolate. For me Swiss Miss is a treat that I stock up on every trip I take to the US.

About me

     I wasn’t sure how to start this blog so I figure tell a little about myself and what I want to do here.

     Growing up in southeast New Brunswick being outside was just what you did. I never really thought about it at the time but I loved being outside. Jump ahead to entering adulthood, off to university and work and family and I forgot the joy of being in the woods.

     Well I am not sure if I was looking for something more in life or what but after the attacks on New York I found myself looking for simplicity and solitude. This brought me to rediscover hiking and then led to several outdoor pursuits including trail building, scouts, geocaching, bushcraft and youtube.

     So why do I want to blog? Through my youtube channel I let people in on my journey and the vast array of outdoor interests and hobbies but there is a piece missing. This will be a venue for me to keep thoughts and expand on the videos I make. I am making several personal goals that I will detail in upcoming posts.

     I hope you come along for the ride to see where I am going and to see how it effects me.