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Today marks #InternationalTrailsDay. A day to celebrate trails, the important value of building more and highlight the many benefits they provide us regardless of where we live in the world. Check out our latest #SWSCD Discover blog that shares some good info on the National and Provincial parks as well as some of the Conservation Areas that can be found in the Greater Toronto Area (link in bio). Have a favourite trail you’d like others to know about in your neck of the woods? Let us know by adding to our post. #seewhatshecando #BeAnOutsider #TakeOnlyPictures #LeaveOnlyFootprints
RT @BlackAFinSTEM In addition to being #BlackInAstro it is also #BlackHikersWeek starting today! Get involved! #BlackInNature #BlackOutdoors https://t.co/rUJ5vRhaD9
We absolutely love this idea! @Renew Retreats is hosting April 27 to May 17: the Hike-at-Home Online Challenge. Registration is open April 20 to April 26: https://www.welcometorenew.com/hike-at-home-challenge
They've selected 5 popular Vancouver mountains and converted the elevation gain into step-ups. You'll choose 1 mountain to summit over the 3 weeks - i.e. complete that # of step-ups.
They're also including weekly Zoom meetings with hiking experts, weekly email with tips and tools, private Facebook group, $50 voucher to shop at Fjallraven, and chance to win prizes.
If you're bored at home, looking to switch up your workout routine, or really miss hiking - like us! Join the fun. Anyone and everyone welcome. #seewhatshecando #hiking
My faithful furry friend back in April when she was 3 and a half months old. We share so many great hikes together.
This spring, we sent 13 photographers out on the trail in all 13 provinces and territories. What they created together is an unscripted portrait of Canada, showcasing how the trail unites us all. No paid models. Just real people enjoying the outdoors on our nation’s trails. Join us as we celebrate the diversity that exists and how we come together to form #OneTrail
See the full story: http://bit.ly/2WBrT6J
RT @HikeNS Join @HikeNS for the Intro to Hiking webinar on Jun 24 at 7pm, geared for new and novice hikers, and experienced hikers looking for a refresher. Register by Jun 23. Cost is $20 (free for paid members). https://t.co/bxEDx7VM7M Supported by @NS_CCH @NSTrails @nsoutdoornet #hikens https://t.co/5UWkfKXVV8
In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail -- wearing sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a shower curtain, and a change of clothes in a homemade bag which she slung over one shoulder. For food, she foraged for wild plants, as well as carried dried meat, cheese, nuts, and dried fruit. The mother of 11 and grandmother of 23, Gatewood is now considered a pioneer of ultra-light hiking and one of the first high-profile ambassadors of the Appalachian Trail.
When asked why she decided to hike the trail, which she learned about from a National Geographic Magazine article, Gatewood -- who was widely known as Grandma Gatewood -- said, "I thought it would be a nice lark... It wasn't." She later added, "For some fool reason, they always lead you right up over the biggest rock to the top of the biggest mountain they can find."
Even with its challenges, Gatewood clearly caught the hiking bug. She hiked the entire trail again in 1960 and then hiked it again in sections in 1963 at the age of 75 -- making her the first person to hike the Appalachian Trail three times. She also hiked 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon, averaging 22 miles (35 km) a day.
Gatewood's feats made her a hiking celebrity and were instrumental in raising public awareness of what was at the time a relatively unknown trail. As for her advice for others who want to follow in her footsteps, Gatewood recommended: "Make a rain cape, and an over the shoulder sling bag, and buy a sturdy pair of Keds tennis shoes. Stop at local groceries and pick up Vienna sausages... most everything else to eat you can find beside the trail... and by the way those wild onions are not called 'Ramps'... they are 'Rampians' ... a ramp is an inclined plane."
To learn more about Grandma Gatewood's incredible story, we highly recommend the excellent book, "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" for adult readers at http://amzn.to/2tvLMcU
For young readers, there are two inspiring picture books about Grandma Gatewood's story, both for ages 5 to 9: "Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail" (https://www.amightygirl.com/grandma-gatewood-hikes-the-appalachian-trail) and "When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike" (https://www.amightygirl.com/when-grandma-gatewood-took-a-hike)
For many books for young readers about the wonders of outdoor discovery, visit our blog post, "Explore Your World: 30 Mighty Girl Books About Outdoor Discovery," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11570
For an excellent parenting book about the benefits of outdoor play and exploration for kids, check out "Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children" at https://www.amightygirl.com/balanced-and-barefoot
And, for many girl-empowering books for children and teens about the importance of determination, visit our "Perseverance" book section at http://amgrl.co/2Anw5IT
What a beautiful day for a hike at Peggy’s Wood and Dave Kerwin Trails with new friends! Thanks for coming out! Don’t forget to join us this Saturday for Birds & Brunch @naturescanada Details on #seewhatshecando website and our Facebook events page! Registration link in bio☝🏼Congratulations, you hiked 8 kms today 👍🏼You’re awesome!
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RT @HikeNS @HikeNS Enews June 2020 Highlights | Another Intro to Hiking webinar will be offered in June and a new Leave No Trace webinar in July. We're launching a new Hiker Challenge badge. Parks Canada sites now have limited access. https://t.co/Qk2BdA3MhU #hikens https://t.co/2VTmYktnWJ
Nearing the end of an 18 km hike on the Elora Cataract Trail.
RT @HikeNS #InternationalTrailsDay is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in Jun. It's a chance to get out & celebrate the day by enjoying & using local trails. Be sure to tag us in your pics! #hikens https://t.co/4I2wWtROiz
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