Hiking Home Base: Petun Conservation Area

Hiking Winter Essentials: TubbsFlex ALP + Mountain Hardwear Outerwear, Microspikes, extra socks, first aid kit, survival knife, headlamp, flask with Collingwood whiskey, extra toque & mittens, buff, protein bars, water bottle, gators, power bank, hand warmers, spike/ice cleats and a smile!

IG Handle: @dayhikedad

Squire John's Questionnaire 😎

In another life, I'm pretty sure I was [a mountain goat].

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is [be prepared for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, don't even underestimate taking the kitchen sink!!].

The best piece of advice I can give someone who has never tried hiking outdoors is [Go at your own pace. You’re there for you and no one

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve [Hiking and charcuteries - I would call it Cha-King-uary. Celebrating a reason to get outside and socialize with family and friends].

My favorite word in the English language is [TRY].

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be [to make things I imagine come to realization.].

If I could time travel I would go back to [Roman times, circa 63 BC to meet up with Emperor Augustus].

The best thing about snowshoeing and hiking in winter is [the absolute silence on the trails, and the fact that you literally blaze a trail of your own making].

My favourite hiking/snowshoe trail is located [in the Blue Mountains, on the Petun Conservation].

Anything else you wish to add: Life is too short to not try things at least once. Yes there’s a chance you might not enjoy it, but imagine if you do!