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Hiking Nova Scotia – Skyline Trail

Of the more than two dozen hiking trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Skyline Trail is consistently rated in the top three. It's often called the "can't miss" hike along the Cabot Trail. Makes sense: it's fairly short, relatively scenic (especially at sunset), is frequented by moose and allows visitors to choose between a 6.5 km (4 mile) out and back or 8.2 km (5.1 mile) loop route. So of course we had to go!

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Hiking Banff National Park – Beyond Rockbound Lake

A challenging hike of more than 20 km, the bench above Rockbound Lake provides stunning views of emerald green Tower Lake, navy blue Rockbound Lake and the sheer walls of the "back side" of Castle Mountain. Larches around the lake turn golden in September, wildflowers and mushrooms offer botanical interest along the otherwise boring front section. And since this is not a highly recommended trail, you may just go most of the day without encountering anybody else!

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Photo Blogging Challenge – The Written Word (August 2019)

The written word has been an essential aspect of day-to-day life ever since I learned to "read" by memorizing the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham as my Dad read it to me over and over (and over). But the written word is more than just books! It's also recipes, signs, letters and cards, e-mail, text messages, hashtags and more. This post shares five examples of day-to-day encounters with the written word in August 2019.