homeschool mom of 3 teens, writer, beauty seeker, hiker, skier, backpacker, tea drinker, gardener, maker of stuff, keeper of home, montreal apartment dweller,married to Outsideways creator @toesalad.
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Ile Bizard. First ski of season with @toesalad. Taking advantage of a couple hours on the West Island while the kids are singing with their choir at a mall. I love singing but I’d rather ski than be at a mall, especially on this sunny December day.
This photo could almost make it into the ski journals.
Hiking in November at Owl's Head Ski Hill in Mansonville, QC.
We packed our orange blazes before we set out for our day trip to the Eastern Townships. This time of year you need to plan hikes mindful of hunting season, and make sure that in multi-use woods (where it's safe to hike) you are well identified in orange.
We didn't need our orange blazes for hiking at Owl's Head but when we got to the top we realized snowshoes, or at least crazy carpets to get us down the snowy slopes would have been beneficial.
We attempted to hike a circuit, which would have taken us down ski slopes instead of the woods trail we hiked up. But the snow was too deep and we weren't well equipped in running shoes, so we cut across the mountain back to the trail we hiked up, essentially hiking an out and back.
PCT Thru-Hike 2017, One Day a Week - 2016, Shinrin Yoku, Hiking Treasures, JMT Thru-Hike 2016, PCT 2017, Traverse of the Presidentials, Pacific Crest Trail 2017, Bamboo's long walk from Mexico to Canada!, Tahoe Rim Trail - Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit and Back, America Road Trip 2017, 3-day cycle in Annapolis Valley, NS, Canada - July 5-7/17, U.K. Walks 2017, Kayaking 2017, The AT, 4 Kids, and Me