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Expeditions

Expeditions are group trips planned by Outsideways members. Here are a few of the most recent ones.


To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

For our inaugural multi-day canoe camping trip, where we take our canoe on the water and camp along the way, we wanted a fairly easy route that would allow us to get our feet wet, so to speak, ...

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Every year in the hiking season from May to October I like to do a new-to-me hike; searching for one with a bonus factor - that might be longer distance, challenging elevation, spectacular location and beauty, special hiking ...
  • 5 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • Pollett's Cove, Cape Breton, NS
  • Hiking
Last year four of us did the first half of the Long Trail, starting at the southern terminus and working our way north to Middlebury Gap as the rough half-way point. This year I will be (hopefully) finishing ...
Some city canoeing (Montreal is an island so there's a lot of water to paddle) and country canoeing. Country canoeing is definitely my favorite.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions here in the Canadian Maritimes, unless we are driving straight through to another province, we are limited to staying where we live. For us that is beautiful Nova Scotia. A perfect time to explore ...
  • 11 Entries
  • 2 Followers
  • Isle Madame, Nova Scotia
  • Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking

We buy a canoe

We picked up our canoe this weekend in Ottawa. Initially, a couple years ago, when we talked about getting boats we thought we'd get kayaks. It's the boat we're most familiar with. Back when we were dating we ...

Summer Hikes 2020

A place to record the short hikes of Summer 2020 in order to remember locations for future and to make recommendations to friends.
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  • Hiking

Day Hikes - 2018

Getting out there and doing day hikes: short and long, old and new.
  • 63 Entries
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  • Nova Scotia and Beyond
  • Hiking
A short end of winter getaway for @toesalad and myself. Originally we thought we'd go backcountry skiing but with the warming days and advancing season we anticipate that snowshoeing is more feasible. So we've chosen our hut rental ...

Winter outings 2020

@toesalad and I have a goal to get out of the city every weekend and do something in the snow, preferably in the mountains. We have four main activity options: snowshoeing, x-country skiing, front country (or resort) downhill ...
I will be hiking El Camino Primitivo in Spain. It is the original Camino through more mountainous terrain and runs about 195 miles. My mom is joining me making the pilgrimage all that more special! It will be ...
  • 33 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • El Camino Primitivo
  • Hiking

Random Randonée

Randonée is a french word for hiking. This is an on-going journal of day hiking and small hiking trips mostly in the southern Quebec and northern New England (near our home in Montreal) but also some hikes in ...
  • 33 Entries
  • 2 Followers
  • Hiking
I've joined my husband @hammerhead at his job site in an area of Nova Scotia we've mainly driven through. We're gifted with staying in the owner's lovely 3-bedroom cottage-home located on the same ocean property. My only 'chores' ...
  • 29 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • Hiking
We haven't gone car-camping for ages - having our grandson Stosh visiting us during Nova Scotia's Natal Day holiday weekend was the perfect timing. Reservations were tight by the time we booked so camped on the Sunday and ...
  • 11 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • Camping, HIking
Last September I hiked the first 134 miles of the Long Trail, over 2 weeks, with @toesalad, @karentogo and @hammerhead . https://outsideways.com/journals/section-hike-vermont-long-trail/ This year I'm back for more. More of beautiful September hiking in Vermont (fingers crossed), more ...
Due to a fire closure, my attempt at the Trinity Alps High Route ended before it began. This journal documents the alternate I took to still visit the area, which turned out to be the adventure I was ...
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reneetougas+

  • Canada
I live in the city. I dream (and dream about living, adventuring, and travel) in the country. Married to Outsideways creator @toesalad. My adventure life is summarized well by William Lewis Morton, who once observed that the “alternate ...
  • 39 Journals
  • 18 Followers

karentogo+

  • Canada
A holistic health coach and outdoor activity enthusiast. Kayaking, cycling, snow shoeing - and thanks to OutSideWay’s creator - back country hiking reigns as my favourite. Sharing outdoor adventures with my husband and family “fills my well” - ...
  • 27 Journals
  • 9 Followers

toesalad+

  • Canada
When I am not working with technology, I can often be found in the backcountry; always happiest in the presence of mountains. In 2014 I successfully completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with my three kids. I ...
  • 20 Journals
  • 32 Followers

nicole

  • Thailand
My family (hubby and two kids) and I moved to Thailand in 2016 for me to teach second grade in Bangkok. We come from California, where we owned an outdoor retail shop from which we guided backpacking trips, ...
  • 12 Journals
  • 4 Followers

TravelingMel

  • United States
Naturalist, writer, social media, homeschooler, backpacker, cross-country skier. Currently in Montana and planning a year-long European adventure. Chronicling our family's fun at www.travelingmel.com and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/travelingmel
  • 6 Journals
  • 7 Followers

cookster+

  • Canada
Programmeur analyste pendant le jours, patenteux (imprimante 3D, CNC, Photo) pendant les soirée, et les fin de semaine je profite de la nature avec la randonnée, le kayak et la photographie. mon canal youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg8JTKBPZaegrT3B_zt2Svg
  • 6 Journals
  • 1 Followers

hammerhead+

  • Canada
I enjoy backpacking and hiking adventures with my family, though many of my adventures now start with my motorcycle.
  • 4 Journals
  • 6 Followers
I'm the creator of the Guthook's Hiking Guides apps. I live in Maine, where I run away to the White Mountains and Maine woods for frequent doses of wilderness.
  • 4 Journals
  • 9 Followers

Amelia

  • United States
Aka Picnic! I am an 18 year-old homeschooler and college go-er in Reno, NV who likes to backpack and hike. I did the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2015, the John Muir Trail in 2016, and I am currently ...
  • 4 Journals
  • 20 Followers

adventurebert

  • United States
Believer, Husband, Father, Adventure Seeker. #optoutside
  • 3 Journals
  • 4 Followers

ungerwhere

  • United States
Just a normal guy who likes to try and live an extraordinary life. I am a Missionary, Photographer, Outdoor Educator, Climber, Thru-hiker, and all round Fun-Hogger.
  • 3 Journals
  • 7 Followers

hikster+

  • Canada
Fondatrice de Hikster, mon but est d'aider à la planification des sorties en plein air pour que le plus grand nombre puisse profiter des joies de la nature sans le casse tête de la planification. Contactez-moi pour toute ...
  • 3 Journals
  • 3 Followers

bigskyry

  • United States
I founded backpackinglight.com in 2001. My home is Southeast Wyoming, and my backyard trails are in the Medicine Bow National Forest. I like packrafting, tenkara fly fishing, alpine climbing, and have a particular passion for traveling long distances ...
  • 2 Journals
  • 4 Followers

mudflap

  • United States
I'm 38 as of December 19 and looking for my big pre 40th adventure. I have chosen to hike and snowshoe the Sea to Sea Route. This trail is 7700 mile hike from Eastern Canada to Washington State. ...
  • 2 Journals
  • 2 Followers

mypictograph+

  • Canada
A young artist and and outdoors lover. My dad is the creator of this site.
  • 2 Journals
  • 8 Followers

Appalachian Trail (AT)

  • United States

A long distance hiking trail that starts at the peak of Springer Mountain in Georgia, and ends at the peak of Mount Katahdin in Maine.

  • 12 Journals
  • 4 Followers

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail that starts on the US/Mexico Border near Campo California and ends on the US/Canada border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia.

  • 8 Journals
  • 5 Followers

The Sentier National is a long distance hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing trail that traverses Quebec. At over 1000 km long, the trail joins up with the Quebec portion of the International Appalachian Trail to create a long distance ...

  • 6 Journals
  • 0 Followers

The Long Trail (VLT)

  • United States

The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930. The trail starts on the Massachusetts-Vermont state ...

  • 5 Journals
  • 1 Followers

Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

  • United States

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada.

  • 2 Journals
  • 1 Followers

Hot Springs Trail (HST)

  • United States

The Hot Springs Trail is a 2,421-mile journey to 100 wild or resort hot spring areas. Primarily a hiking trail, the HST is unique in that it's also a multi-sport adventure, with official mountain biking and whitewater rafting ...

  • 1 Journals
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The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 1 Followers

The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is England's longest long-distance hiking trail. It is 630 (1,014 km) miles long, starting in Minehead (Somerset), and ending in Poole Harbour (Dorset).

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  • 1 Followers

The Siskiyou Peaks Trail is a 448-mile journey to the highest point in 7 wilderness areas. Following a mix of backcountry roads and trails, hikers can access more than 40 glacial cirque lakes, 7 Farmer's Markets, and countless ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 0 Followers

John Muir Trail (JMT)

  • United States

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. It passes through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The trail starts at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 2 Followers

Arizona Trail (AZT)

  • United States

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is an 800 mile National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah that traverses the whole north–south length of the U.S. state of Arizona. The trail begins at the Coronado National Memorial near the ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 0 Followers

Rideau Canal

  • Canada

The Rideau Canal connects Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario. It is 202 kilometres long. The canal system uses sections of two rivers, the Rideau and the ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 0 Followers

Buckeye Trail (BT)

  • United States

The Buckeye Trail is a 1,444-mile (2,324 km) hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio. The trail's northern terminus is on Lake Erie in Headlands Beach State Park east of Cleveland, and the southern terminus is ...

  • 1 Journals
  • 1 Followers

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Journal Spotlight: Kayaking Around the Eye of Quebec

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One of our members, will soon be circumnavigating one of the coolest lakes in Quebec by kayak


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