So if you’re here to read about hiking, or hiking in Canada, or hiking over 40, you may want to know a little more about me.
My day job is the Canadian Armed Forces, but I’m not a “lifer” soldier. I only joined a few years ago, when I turned 40. I’m the father of a quiver full of boys, who are just now beginning to launch. Spent all of my life in the West of Canada, and no matter where my job takes me, I know when it comes time to hang up my combat boots, I’ll be retiring to my Canadian Rockies.
I love to hike, but strangely, I haven’t had a lot of time to indulge this passion so far in life. In fact, dayhiking has been the bulk of my time on trail, but in the last few years I have been finally able to get out on more overnights, including 100km on the Great Divide Trail last summer.
So here I am – in my 40’s, heavier than I’d like to be, and on the cusp of finally making it all happen. I am
I’ve been reading tons on the thru-hikes down in the USA, but don’t know if I’ll ever get a crack at them, just from a time perspective. However, thankfully there is a long trail or two (or three) in Canada, and maybe I will get to do a number on them!