• Profile
  • Lists
  • Maps
  • Recordings
  • Completed
  • Stats
  • Reviews
  • Photos
  • Profile

    Member Since April 2019

    Austin He

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

    Favorite Activities

    Recent Activity

    Austin He reviewed White Point Lookout

    7 days ago

    After a short walk, you will encounter the tip of the land (a cliff) and the ocean. It felt like I was in Scotland. So beautiful!

    Austin He completed White Point Lookout

    7 days ago

    Austin He completed Middle Head Trail

    7 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Middle Head Trail

    7 days ago

    Great easy hike with views along the whole way!

    Austin He saved Middle Head Trail

    7 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Centennial Ridges Trail

    8 days ago

    Went there on a quite weekday and finished it in 2 and a half hours. Although it is only 9.8 km it felt like a long one. All the good views are on the ridges on the other side of the loop so you have to do the whole hike. The trail is somewhat rugged but I would rate it as a moderate hike.

    Austin He reviewed Parker Ridge Trail

    12 days ago

    Did it on October 5, 2019. Would have been much easier without the snow. So much snow (there was over 50 cm snow some point). But it did give me a feeling of walking in polar territories. We finished the hike in 2.5 hrs.

    Austin He completed Parker Ridge Trail

    12 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Sentinel Pass via Larch Valley Trail

    12 days ago

    Only got to the larch valley view point on October 4, 2019. Trail was very icy once you were up at the valley. The view was very nice!

    Austin He reviewed Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail

    12 days ago

    Tried to get to Devils Thumb on October 2, 2019. It had been snowing. The hike is the same as the big beehive before the split-off point at the saddle between big beehive and devils thumb. After that it is off trail although it is pretty obvious most of the time. The off trail hike to the devils thumb is quite manageable (if you are ok with exposure) before the final ascend at the back of the mountain. The final ascend is a VERY steep climb and there is no trail (maybe the snow made it look that way to me). It was a mixture of loose soil, rocks and snow. I scrambled my way up for about 50 meters then I went to the right where there are rocks (I felt safer with the rocks). However, this is the WRONG way. As I continued, the climb became harder and harder and eventually I got stopped by a big cliff (Although I knew i was very close to the top, I assessed I wouldnt be able to get down safely and I didnt know there was the correct route.). The way down was painful for me since I was wearing regular running shoes. Basically, I slid my way down on my butt and my gloves, shoes and pants were all ruined.

    Austin He reviewed Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa Via Alpine Loop Trail

    12 days ago

    This is the best trail I have ever done at all times! Did it on October 3, 2019 when it had been snowing for days. Basically, it was winter hiking. We didnt have the proper gear except the trekking poles but we still decided to do the loop. The best thing about Lake O’Hara hiking is that you can constantly enjoy incredible views when you are on the trail so you will not be bored.

    We did it counter-clock wise so we hit Opabin Prospect first, the iconic view of the two lakes: Mary lake and Lake O’Hara. Then we ran off the trail for bit due to the snow on the trail. When we got to the start of Yukness ledges, it was like in movie scene: in a wide open vale surrounded by mountains, lakes and larch. It is absolutely tranquil and pure nature. Yuknuess ledges is completely exposed but if you are careful there should be no potential hazards. Before we got up to lake Oesa, there was a part that needs scrambling or rock climbing after that we saw Lake Oesa right away. This is the highest point of this trail so the snow got much worse. But again the tranquility is unbeatable. The mountains and glaciers are so overwhelming that you realize human being is just a drop in the bucket. We quickly ran out to catch the bus. The snow actually helped smoothen the rugged trail.

    We did it roughly in 5 hrs with many breaks to take pictures. We only met 4 ppl on that day. It looked like quite a lot of ppl went to lake McArthur.

    If you want to enjoy the tranquility and the pure nature, this is your hike.

    Austin He saved Rockbound Lake

    19 days ago

    Austin He saved Parker Ridge Trail

    23 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Besseggen Ridge

    24 days ago

    I tried this hike back in August 2016. It was cold and started snowing as we climbed up. My partner and I started around 10 am and we got to the point where you have to scramble by pulling yourself up. Unfortunately, my partner felt unsafe due to the fear of height (nothing dangerous from a guy’s point of view) and we were forced to return. I knew we were just a little bit away from the plateau. Will visit Norway to try it again with the right partner or just on my own.

    Austin He completed Besseggen Ridge

    24 days ago

    Austin He completed Centennial Ridges Trail

    25 days ago

    Austin He saved Trolltunga

    25 days ago

    Austin He saved Besseggen Ridge

    25 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Gros Morne Mountain Trail

    27 days ago

    This is a very challenging hike to do for an averaged fit person. On the way up, you are climbing a very steep gully that is covered in loose rocks. I scrambled half of my way up. That part took me about 75 minutes. On the way down, you are faced with a very long descend on a rugged trail. This part took me about 2 hrs. The whole hike was 7 and a half hours for me including one and a half hours on the top. It was very windy on the top and most people chose to take their pictures quickly and move forward.

    With difficulties put aside, the view on the top is absolutely stunning and unique. Ten Mile Pond is completely captured in your view and it is somewhat different from Norwegian fjords. Looking across the pond, you will see lakes on the top of the mountain.

    This is the hardest hike I have ever done so far but I would do anything see the view on the top. I strongly recommend this to who wants to challenge themselves and see the beauty of nature.

    Austin He completed Gros Morne Mountain Trail

    27 days ago

    Austin He reviewed Skyline Trail Loop

    about 1 month ago

    It is a quite easy trail. Even a family with a stroller can enjoy the hike. The scenery along the way is beautiful. At the end of the trail it is a short boardwalk reaching out to the sea and that is where it gets super busy but the wide open view is stunning.

    Austin He reviewed Luskville Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This trail overall is a pretty steep climb and the trail is rugged. There are a few decent lookout points. The end of this trail is an ordinary fire tower, which was a bit disappointing to me (Worked so hard just to see this).

    Austin He reviewed Mer Bleu Bog Trail

    about 1 month ago

    It is an easy boardwalk trail. It was very quiet when I was there.

    Austin He completed Mer Bleu Bog Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Austin He completed Luskville Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Austin He completed Skyline Trail Loop

    about 1 month ago