Expeditions are group trips planned by Outsideways members. Here are a few of the most recent ones.
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The most recent journal entries from our members.
I was not expecting to find such a nice site for this one night trip.
Part of the reason for using my car as a camper is to have the ability to park and sleep wherever it is safe to do so.
It’s called boondock camping or Boondocking, which means to camp for free at sites with zero or limited facilities.
This is my first night boondocking and I struck gold.
This is an actual campground that is “closed” for the season. You can no longer make reservations (and pay) but the sites are still open. And probably stay that way till the road is snowed in.
Trans Canada Trail - now called The Great Trail of Canada - "is the longest recreational trail in the world. It offers activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways." For the month of October 'The Trail' is encouraging Canadians to hike, cycle, paddle, cross-country ski or snow-mobile at least some section of the trail with the goal that collectively 'we' would cover its 27,000 kilometres. @hammerhead and I did our very small part on a beautiful urban trail in Rockwood Park, Saint John. Had I not read about this initiative, we wouldn't have discovered this little gem that offered a chance for a break after driving a few hours. I think we'll do this walk again on future jaunts through this area.
Stopped for this photo on our return. I totally loved this trail: an arduous trek with rewards of spectacular views that never end.
To get to the trailhead. From Pleasant Bay (located on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia), drive towards Red River for 5k - this is a paved road - and continue on the gravel road for another 4k. A little ways beyond this Pollett's Cove sign is a parking area, clearly marked so as not to block the route to the trail and turnaround traffic, i.e, as we were parking our car a school bus used this turnaround.
Maybe another time my husband @hammerhead and I will take our overnight gear. Typically in the summer months there are horses grazing in the area, which I didn't see this time around.