What an Extreme Back Country Adventure! It started the night before we left, Laura and I enjoyed “NO” sleep while our tent was pitched on an ocean cliff with 95km/h winds. The next morning, four of us (Laura, Derry, Etienne, and myself) set out for the 3 day challenge of bushwhacking through the Cape Breton Highlands from Meat Cove to Pollett’s Cove. No trail, just compass and a bearing of South, South West and West. 80% of the time we had no idea where we were. It rained hard for most of the trip with a very high humidity as well. The bogs were numerous, the forest was narrow with lots of blow downs, and the alders were so painful to go through. How could you not have fun!