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    Member Since October 2017

    Scott Sigurdson

    Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada 

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    Scott Sigurdson reviewed Blueberry Mountain

    over 1 year ago

    Nice hike out today in the fresh snow. Easy trail for the most part, very well marked. It was our first time and we worried heading out that with the snow, way finding might be a challenge, but it is a very wide track most of the way up with signage all the way. Lots of interpretive signage as well if that's your cup of tea. It looks like the main trail continues after the cutoff for the summit, we followed it for a bit, but there wasn't any way finding in that section and with the snow it was hard to tell if were still on track. That section might be clearer in the summer.

    The water fall on the right side going up is worth a side trip and a few minutes. The summit is quite nice with the highest views in the county to be had. Dog friendly. Nice outing, recommended.

    Scott Sigurdson completed Blueberry Mountain

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Sigurdson reviewed Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail

    over 1 year ago

    November 17, 2017

    What a great hike! Of the many "difficult rated" hikes in the area we did this week, this the only one I would actually rate as difficult. Very vertical in the top section, hike turned to rock climb more than once. Not pedestrian at all. High winds, blowing snow and thick cloud made the summit a little inhospitable and poor visibility, but we really enjoyed the experience.

    There was 9 inches of fresh snow at the top and snow and ice in all but the bottom section.

    Scott Sigurdson reviewed Camel's Hump Loop via Burrows Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nov 16, 2017

    We really enjoyed this hike, the transition from maple forest to evergreen to finally stunted bonsai pines near the summit was exsquiste, the last 3rd was a steep climb. The lower third was a little messy, with creeks flowing through much of the trails despite numerous breakwaters in the trail, the 2nd 3rd was predominatly icy, where these flow had frozen, but with proper traction strap ons this was not an issue, the top 3rd was hard pack snow, with some ice. The summit was crusted ice, with blowing snow, and cloud.

    We ascended the Burrows trail intending to descend the forest city trail, we made it to the summit but trail marking for the long trail was poor to non existent on the summit in these conditions. There were no rock cairns to mark the trail that we could see, what blazes there were on the rock (We saw only one) were painted in white, WHITE!!!! Lol.

    There were a few white string markers that seemed to lead off a cliff. So in the end we were not able to either discern or proceed along the long trail, and retraced our steps down t (he Burrows trail.

    We encountered only one other hiker that day, on the same trail, no other tracks at the summit from other trails at about 1pm. The one fellow we met said that he despite several trips to the summit has yet to figure out what happens to the long trail either... he also retraced his steps.

    Our ascent took 2 hours, and the descent 1.5 hours at a relaxed pace. Will try again under different conditions, and maybe build a cairn or tow on the summit if we can crack the code

    Scott Sigurdson reviewed Sunset Ridge Trail and Long Trail Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Everybit as breathtaking as the reviews suggest. Mid november there was considerable ice on the trail, and was glad to have brought some strap on spikes. The hike itself was pleasant enough, although not as difficult as it is rated. It has a few short sections where you need to be mindfull, but no real consequences to speak of.

    The days started clear but was cloud covered when we summitted, so will trya nd make it back to spend some time on the long trail when visibility is better.

    Highly recommend this hike. Its a real gem.