Hiking to refuge de l’Appel with @toesalad
This was a beautiful hike starting at Lac du Rocher in Val des Lacs. Highly recommend this trail. Would be good for snowshoeing also but it gets hiked/walked enough that you can manage without snowshoes.
However when Damien broke off trail, walking on the ski route, in order to get near the summit I’d Montagne Blanche, we could have used snowshoes then. We were regularly post-holing to our knees and hips.
Such a beautiful day, we didn’t mind :)
All packed up and ready to go. I started late on all three days.
First day I arrived from the city I started around 1:30. Day 2 and 3 I got off around noon, but it was really good timing for letting the snow warm up so I wasn’t skiing in icy conditions.
This photo was snapped by the first people I saw in 2 days, a couple hiked into the cabin just as I was leaving. I met them again later in Saint Come at the restaurant I was eating supper at.
You should see the other guy. Oh wait, there is no other guy, just the snow where I plowed my face 2 days ago. My first “black” eye ever. It wasn’t like this yesterday.
Without a mirror the only way to see your face is to take selfies. This morning I was feeling a little rough so thought I’d take a picture to assess the damage. I’m looking a little rough!
Almost time for bed. I had the time and enough melted warm water to give myself an upper body sponge bath. That felt great.
Watched the full moon rise, behind thin cloud cover, on this first day of spring.
Not so sore tonight. Did 9.6 KMs, not too bad for starting at noon and taking it careful.
A great day.