Local Motion - New Brunswick

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November 28, 2010

Ice Climbing Season is Here!

Ice Season is Here!

Although there's been ice on the roads for the past week, today was the first day of the "ice season" that I care about.

Today Cory and I headed into Parlee Brook to ice climb. The ice in the ravine was very thin in most places and the stream was gushing. We rappelled down All the Kings Horses and climbed back up, scraping rock and mud most of the way. Then we rapped partway down the back wall and lead two lines there.

November 10, 2010

Isn't the Bluff Great??

Can you spot the two people?
The Bluff has got to be one of the best hikes around Sussex and Southern New Brunswick. 

A couple weeks ago, when the leaves were still on the trees, I went for a quick hike on the Bluff. For those who don't live around Sussex, the Bluff is a super popular and beautiful hiking trail that follows the ridge of a big rock bluff on the edge of Sussex Corner. You're looking out farms like they are diaramas and in the distance you can clearly make out Poley Mountain.

Just ask anyone in Sussex or Sussex Corner how to get to the Bluff. Everyone seems to know about it!

Looking into the Fundy Highlands. Near the center of the photo you can make out the trails of Poley Mountain. Waterford is nestled into the valley to the left of Poley Mountain.

This gives a good perspective of the bluff - see the two people sitting on the rock?