Sonya

My parents began taking me out on trails as soon as I could walk, but I really discovered a passion for hiking while studying Biology and Environmental Resource Science at university in southern Ontario, Canada. I met Sean while at school, and ever since we have been hiking, kayaking, travelling, and camping together. I am super excited to start our next adventure coast-to-coast-to-coast along Canada’s Great Trail.

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It Was the Name That Got Me…

It Was the Name That Got Me…

As we near the departure date (less than two months now!), working with great collaborators like Bird Studies Canada and Nature New Brunswick and

Apr 6, 2019 : Sonya
Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

As the hiking season gets into full swing with people already on the Triple Crown trails or the Discovery Trail in the United States, on the various

Mar 31, 2019 : Sonya
How Going Ultralight Turned Me Into a Minimalist

How Going Ultralight Turned Me Into a Minimalist

As a long-distance hiker everything eventually comes down to the weight of your pack. What are you carrying? Is it a necessity? Does it have more

Mar 21, 2019 : Sonya
Unexpected Responses: How Can Anyone Hate This?

Unexpected Responses: How Can Anyone Hate This?

There you are---you have just summited Mount Katahdin, finishing your AT trek, or you have concluded your PCT on the Canadian border, or reached the

Mar 11, 2019 : Sonya
So, Are You a Real Hiker?  Are You an Authentic Pilgrim?

So, Are You a Real Hiker? Are You an Authentic Pilgrim?

Are you a Real Hiker?  Some version of these questions has been raised before, during, or after every longer hike we've done.   Sometimes it takes

Feb 26, 2019 : Sonya
What Hiking for a Cause Changes in your Preparations

What Hiking for a Cause Changes in your Preparations

Some free spirits embark on thru-hikes with very little preparation and somehow miraculously make it to the end in perfect health and happiness. For

Feb 22, 2019 : Sonya
Hiking for a Cause, and What That Means

Hiking for a Cause, and What That Means

We plan to spend the next three years hiking across Canada on the world's longest trail, Hiking for birds and nature is a great way to get more

Feb 12, 2019 : Sonya
What’s Next? How About The Great Trail?

What’s Next? How About The Great Trail?

Maybe you've just finished the Triple Crown. Possibly you've completed the Camino Frances. Or perhaps you've sampled trails from around the world,

Feb 6, 2019 : Sonya
The Great Trail … Something a Little Different

The Great Trail … Something a Little Different

Like many in the backpacking community, I am looking forward with anticipation, impatience, and at times a bit of secret apprehension to the start of

Jan 30, 2019 : Sonya