Monday, November 8, 2010

Chignecto Loop 2010 Redux

The Chignecto Park Loop is a magnificent hike. It's suggested that it be done in 3-4 days. That seems reasonable. Doing it in 1 day...not so much. Of course I will be back next year to try to better our time.

Lessons learned:
  1. Take less gear. Even if it is pouring rain. Take less gear.
  2. Take half the food that I think necessary. Or end up carrying half out again.
  3. Two hiking poles. One just isn't enough!
  4. Bring a mule to carry us up the last big hill.

Here are the pics.


  1. Calculate your food to carry based on eating 150 to 200 cals per hour (this also means you must eat every hour).....great job and great photos.

  2. It's the eating that I have a hard time with. Forcing bars down as you walk...blah.

    I made a detailed spreadsheet and calculated out a bunch of stuff for the Phantom but in the end I ate about half the food that I should have.


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