Hello! I am Jess. I am a nature-loving backpacker from British Columbia who loves capturing moments through photos and words. If given a choice, I'd choose a week hiking in the mountains over an all-inclusive resort every time. After spending 1,500 miles on the PCT and writing a book about my experience (not yet published), I realized that writing about my adventures is a beautiful way to share my stories and relive the experiences and emotions of the trail. This will be my first trip to the east coast, and I am excited to share this first-time experience with all of you! Follow my two-week journey as I hike the 336km East Coast Trail in Newfoundland.
Day 13 - Kilometers 285.7 -312.68 The morning wind was a pain in my ass. The beginning of White Horse Path was a very exposed and steep rock. It
Day 11 - Kilometers 224.85 - 255.35 After two nights in a hotel bed, it was time to head back to nights spent on my sleeping pad. I Had five days to
I wasn't sure if I was going to include my town day in this blog. However, I have realized that town days are always a big part of thru-hikes so it
Day 7 - Kilometer 162.3 - 184.5 The day I got heat stroke, I was moving at a 2km per hour pace for 18km; that trail was rated as "difficult to
Canada must get its good name because of the people of Newfoundland. The people here are incredibly kind, giving, and seemingly genuine humans.
Day 3 - kilometer 44.5 - 76.5 I woke up before sunrise to climb to the top of Berry Head Arch. As I watched the sky fill with colour, I was greeted
Wowza, is it hard to update a blog while on trail! First, I am exhausted at the end of the day, and it seems to be when my inspiration lacks most.
Why Newfoundland? In the last month, I have been asked why I chose to hike this trail. The truth is, I stumbled upon the trail by accident and booked a plane ticket only three days later.
I am Jess! My friends on the Pacific Crest Trail called me Frosty so you can refer to me whichever way you'd like. In less than two weeks I will be heading to the east coast of Canada for the very first time, intending to hike the East Coast Trail. Which I will be writing about here - while I am on the trail!