Bio: Ian Clark LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET OUT OF MY WAY

I was fortunate to be exposed to hiking at an early age, some ride a bike others like me decided to walk. work and family consumed a great deal of my middle years so the ability to hike was limited if not non existent during that period. Life changes as per a quote I live by:

“The Only Absolute Truth is Change” L.E. Modesitt Jr.

So now I have returned to where I belong. sharing my adventures with others and getting caught up in there excitement and enthusiasm for hiking. Adventure has always been a part of my life, so now I feel liberated in my ability to take others and in the process broaden there own sense of adventure.

Three Years ago I created TRAILHIKE, a Hiking group based in North-Central Toronto, with 1400+ intermediate hikers and an aggressive array of weekend hikes and midweek night hikes,

With 360+ adventures taking hikers to Havasupi, Nepal, Tanzania and the outer reaches of Northern Ontario and entertains a number of hiker(s) in Phoenix, Tuscon, Sedona and the South rim Grand Canyon

Trailhike has 7 hike leaders offering intermediate hikes in and around the Toronto area, this is a FREE group maintained with a dedicated Leadership Team

We run a successful and outgoing meetup group called TrailHike - Richmond Hill

I also run another group 2HR BEGINNER HIKES with 900+ members offering 2HR - 8k beginner hikes in the Greater Toronto Area

You pick your LEADER not your HIKE, I end up defending that statement among other hiking leaders but consider this two leaders can make the same trail different and interesting in there own unique way. some leaders are always searching to broaden the hike experience and may go "OffTrail" to get it, others are interpretive in explaining the surroundings and its relationship to fauna and wildlife,

So my quote is a generalization, however when selecting your adventure be aware of who is taking you there, there needs to be some cohesion of minds between the Leader and you the Adventurer.

Some of My Hiking Adventures

  • Cabot Trail - Cape Breton (backpack)
  • Fundy Trail - Saint John to Moncton (slackhike)
  • Quoddy Loop - Quoddy Head ME to Campobello Island to St Andrews by the Sea NB (backpack)
  • MtWashington and the Presidential Mtn Ranges to include MtClay and Mt Jefferson, other trails on the Appalachian Trail as well
  • Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
  • EBC - Everest Base Camp - Nepal
  • Ireland - The Dingle Way
  • 5-Island Carribean Hike Cruise to include StJohn USVI, Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitt's, St Maartin and San Juan
  • Year 2012, hiked 1000+ miles with 180,000+ accumulated elevation gain
  • Rim-Rim-Rim Grand Canyon
  • Participated annually in SeekThePeak NH, TheNationalTrailTrek AZ, Move2Ranges AZ and HikeForHospice ONT
  • 10-yrs of hiking in Phoenix AZ, to include The Superstitions, North/South Mountains, The McDowells, White Tank Mtn Range, SanTan Mt Range to name a few
  • Sedona Trails to include SoldiersPass, DevilsBridge, CrackHike, yes there is never a bad hike in Sedona so i have covered lots of trails in this unique hiking area
  • Tuscon Trails to include The Window, PicachoPeak, Newmans Peak and generally all trails in the Tortolita and Catalina Mountain Ranges

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