Snowshoeing in Morin Heights

To kick off the 2014 spring break week, I headed up to Morin Heights with my friend Jean-François for a mainly off trail snowshoe. We parked at the Corridor Aérobique and paid the $9 daily snowshoe fee, then travelled in a southeasterly direction across Lac Écho, continued south along its outlet stream (frozen), and eventually looped back to the north over a big hill and back to the parking lot via Lac Lefebvre and Lac Rockcliff. A beautiful sunny day out, with a cold wind that kept us moving! Our loop covered 10.13km in just under 5.5 hours (bear in mind that we were breaking trail all day!) Thanks JF for the photos!

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From the parking area (lower left) we moved in a clockwise direction over Lac Écho, completing the day by walking across a frozen Lac Rockcliff
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A frozen marsh on the edge of Lac Écho
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Reading the map and planning our route
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Somewhere along the outlet of Lac Écho, moving south
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Stopping for a snack on Lac Lefebvre

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