After an almost two week stint of no sliding on the snow (most of us were sick) and feeling cooped-up in the city, @reneetougas and I finally got out for a day of cross-country skiing. A nice 15km loop with some good downhill sections, and a fantastic amount of snow.
After a couple of weeks with no nature time, @reneetougas and I were able to steal away for a few hours of fantastic cross-country skiing in the Laurentiens. A new region this time, known as Val-des-Lacs.
Skiing sentier Des randonneurs. Realizing that skins are necessary for this trail and carrying our skis through the most difficult terrain (this part is not difficult).
Today’s ski was to refuge le branchu and then over to refuge le mésangeai. But we were wiped out and couldn’t make it that far (we hadn’t expected to carry out skis for a few km’s) so we took a shorter route, cutting back before the second refuge. Still a great ski loop. This particular area is loaded with trails.
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.