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 […]Read more "Snowshoeing in Morin Heights"
It was our first time of 2011 snowshoeing up in the Laurentians. Biggest challenge of the day? Convincing the staff at tiny Parc de Doncaster that we would be o.k. leaving the park boundary without their official trail map, and not to arrange a search party if our car was still in the parking lot […]Read more "Parc de Doncaster Detour"
875 metre Montagne Noire lies in the Saint-Donat region of the Laurentians. A 13km round-trip hike would take you via a pleasant (but wet on our outing) trail from the parking lot to the crash site of the Liberator Harry B-24 bomber, and a small symbolic cemetery for the 20 people who lost their lives […]Read more "Montagne Noire"
The original idea was to return to, and snowshoe up Mont Loup Garou (Werewolf en Français) on the night of the full moon. We happened to mistake the timing, so in fact this night was the new moon – the darkest night of the cycle, and the best time to avoid werewolf encounters. We took […]Read more "Nuit Noire – Mont Loup-Garou"
Another day snowshoeing up in the Laurentides served as a much needed break from my computer and the overhauling of my website. An approaching warm front meant temperatures rising to around 0 celcius by the day’s end. The first half of the distance covered was via an apparently ‘private’ snowshoe trail which parallels two well-used […]Read more "Mont Loup Garou"
A beautiful day for a map and compass traverse of the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, from Prévost to Sainte-Adele. We parked our car at the P’tit Train du Nord station in Prévost, and arrived at the station in Sainte-Adele 5 hours and 4 minutes, and 13.37 km later. Our route decisions were made possible […]Read more "Laurentian Snowshoe Traverse"