Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Exploring Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia

This Adventure Report is from Tyler Bucher, a Backcountry.com customer living and adjusting to life in Nova Scotia without mountain unicycling.

Kejimkujik National Park landscapeAs a first-year college student in a foreign country (I’m from Maine, attending university in Nova Scotia) the transition can be a bit tough. There’s the meeting of so many new people that they all meld together into one hybrid giant, along with the culture shock of being in a new country with a completely different set ideas and attitudes toward the world.

One of my main outlets has always been adventures in the outdoors, and as soon as I arrived here I became involved with the outing club. Here at Acadia University it is called APAC, the acronym standing for: the Acadia Paddling and Adventure Club. Prior to this year, my main outdoors focuses have been for the most part: mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain unicycling, trail running, snowboarding and Nordic skiing. I have also done some hiking (but not much serious backpacking) with family Kejimkujik National Park landscape and coastand friends throughout the years.

Our first trip of the year was a hike on the south shore of the province, at the Seaside Adjunct, part of Kejimkujik National Park. The trip from school was a fairly brief 2 hours by car and we piled out into the Saturday morning sunshine ready to go. Once underway we moved fairly steadily, stopping occasionally to take pictures of the view and each other.

The trail system is extremely well-kept, and not too technical, so our group of fit college students weren’t overly taxed, and we spent our time enjoying being outdoors. There were many great opportunities for picture taking, and everyone took advantage. The 5ish Kilometer hike took us a few hours, including lunch and snack breaks, and we piled back in the cars to be home for dinner and Saturday evening festivities on a college campus. I'm looking forward to exploring this part of the world and finding more adventures.

Perfect wave on the coast of Kejimkujik National ParkFor more information about Kejimkujik visit the Kejimkujik National Park page on Wikipedia.org

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Blogger Edward said...

Your blog post took a long time for my google alert to track down.

If your pining for the excitement of Mountain Unicycling, you'll be pleased to hear about www.ridethelobster.com

One of your Maine compatriots, unicycle Max, from Peru Maine, inspired this 800km unicycle race set for 16-20June2008.

9/12/2007 8:54 AM

 

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