Written by Dustin Manley
The view overlooking the Cabot Trail from the top of French Mountain is ubiquitous with Cape Breton Island. During the 2013 May long weekend, a friend and I decided to explore the Cabot Trail, one of the most famous drives to take in Canada. We also decided to hike the 7.5km Skyline Trail to get the full Cape Breton experience. A couple of kilometers into the hike it began snowing and hailing. Within 20 minutes there was at least 5cm of snow covering the trail. We were almost back to the car when we were stopped by a full-grown moose standing in the middle of the path. It stared at us for what seemed like an eternity, but was closer to five minutes, before walking back into the woods.
I’ll never forget that trip, that view, or that moose.
All photos by Dustin Manley. All rights reserved.