Purveyors of heavy do-dads and outdoor fashion

Until very recently, I’ve done all of my hiking alone. Over the last year or two, there has been a couple of people that would come along – most often, if I’m particularly lucky, my significant other. But by and large, the vast majority of my mileage has been solo. On the occasion that I […]

Printing the Water Report

An aspect of the East Coast Trail that makes it particularly suited to a first time thru hike is the amount of development that can be drawn upon. There is no other trail of it’s length in the region that can boast it’s level of infrastructure, ease of route finding and availability of raw data. […]

Re-supply Updates and Sharing the Joy

While driving last weekend to hike my final mysterious non-official southern ECT sections along the coast toward Cape Race, I seized the opportunity to do some research. While a hiking buddy made pit stops for ice cream, I checked out hardware stores and post office locations. The final post office before Cappahayden is at Fermeuse. […]

Spring Cleaning… Site Updates and Upgrades

For quite some time, it’s been widely known the ECTA has been working on a project to redesign their web site. I’ve heard it said more than once that many usability and structural issues arising from the way the old site evolved – with sections and info added and grafted on to an existing design […]

Video and the ECT

Over the last year there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of video published online focused on the East Coast Trail. The videos linked from this site are just one option – they’re a great way to research the trail from afar for those planning to hike either the whole trail or sections.  […]

Just point me to the data please

One of the really cool things about having info online on the ECT is the connection it allows me to have with those who come to Newfoundland from elsewhere to do a thru hike. Most often these hikers will have a few questions and contact me well in advance of their start date. I really […]