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Nicola Ross, May 25th Conversation for Conservation

Conversation for Conservation: What’s Not to Hike – Nicola Ross on Launching Loops and Lattes

If you could fold three of your loves into one special career, you would probably do it, right? But what if you didn’t know beforehand that it would turn into a successful career? What if it could have been a financial and personal disaster? What then? Would you have leapt off that cliff?

Join Nicola Ross for our first in-person Conversation for Conservation since 2020 as she tells her story of launching her Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides. Describing her adventure in words and photographs, Nicola will bring alive the rich beauty of the hiking available in our backyards that have become her career and vocation.

Nicola Ross is the winner of numerous writing honours, including a National Magazine Award, Nicola is the author ten books, including the popular Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides (Caledon; Halton; Dufferin; Hamilton & Area; Waterloo, Wellington & Guelph; and Collingwood, the Blue Mountains & the Beaver Valley). Nicola is a regular contributor to and columnist with In the Hills magazine. Her articles have been published in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Explore magazine, Mountain Life, Avenue, Ontario Nature, Alternatives Journal, and more. She is an avid hiker and cyclist who pursues her love of writing, travel and sport on a full-time basis.

For more information about Nicola, visit her website at and/or her blog, Dusty Travels as

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