Tuesday, May 08 – 2007
14:00 – 16:00
Roads: Dry / clear
Area: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia Canada
Vehicle: 2005 Freightliner Straight Truck
Weather: Sunny / Clear
Trail Conditions: Some mud spots
Hikers: Tori, Wolf, Lupis
Plan: Hike up the North Mountain Range, Annapolis Valley
We embarked en-route to Nova Scotia around noon on May 10th, 2007 for an amasing journey. Tori and i have never really been out east together. The scenery is so amasing. We managed to get ahead of schedule and take a couple of hours off.
We arrived in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia and took some great photographs. We headed through town on Highway 1 then came across old Chute Road. We stopped the truck and got our gear and headed down Chute Road which was a dirt road which seemed to go on forever. Shortly after embarking up the road we ran into a very friendly lady with two dogs who said that the truck would safely make it down the road right to the end so we could get to the base of the mountain and make our ascent. We promptly hopped back into the truck and slowly drove up the road to not throw any stones and damage the vehicle.
As we were told, we ended up at the end of the dirt-road section of Chute road and before us lay a very long, beat-up goat-path looking road which hopefully will lead to the top of the mountain and Tellier lake. Tori and I own 20 acres of land encompassing almost all of Tellier lake.
Parking the truck we started the ascent up Old Chute Road towards the summit. The scenery was amasing. This place is so breathtakingly beautiful. Our ascent must have taken us over 500m up the mountain, through beautifully rugged and battered terrain. We came upon a sign that said “You’re half way to mountain-top-time!” which was encouraging.
We spent over an hour ascending the pathway and stopped for some phenomenal photographs and a couple of rocks for Christine and myself to remember this great hike. I even ran into a beautiful small waterfall which ran near the pathway.
Sadly we ran out of time at 2hrs and had to return to the truck and get back to work. This place left a mark in my mind of how beautiful Canada really is outside of Southern Ontario where I currently reside. It is so peaceful here, the people so friendly. I am very saddened by not having the time to fully find Tellier Lake, but determined to revisit this great place in the near future.