One section of trail was not great for skiing without climbing skins. Thankfully the trail was packed enough that we could carry our skis and go on foot. This is the first time @reneetougas has used her new ski pack for carrying skis, and this was the perfect time to give it a try.
First backcountry trip of the season with @reneetougas. Renee was on her backcountry skis, and I was on snowshoes carrying my snowboard. We explored a new backcountry ski area near Saint-Donat called Montagne Noir. The day did not disappoint!
I started the 2019 edition of my Buckeye Trail hike with a 2.5 mile walk with my family. We walked from Foster's Park to the Peters Cartridge Company factory.
The picture above may not reflect a scene as beautiful as many of the vistas posted on this website and other hiking blogs, but I do find the old factory beautiful in its own way. The birds circling the building and the vanishing daylight definitely made for an eerie feeling.
The Peters Cartridge Company began producing ammunition on this site in 1887. The building in this photo was built in 1916 following an explosion.
There are current redevelopment efforts for the site. In June of last year, it was announced that the Cartridge Brewing Co. would become cornerstone tenant of the newly developed property. I certainly hope that this happens!