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Random Randonée

  • updated Dec 9, 2018
Randonée is a french word for hiking. This is an on-going journal of day hiking and small hiking trips mostly in the southern Quebec and northern New England (near our home in Montreal) but also some hikes in ...
  • 19 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • Hiking

Ski Season 2019

  • updated Nov 19, 2018
In 2011 I started my love affair with skiing while we were living on the Gaspe Peninsula. I had done some alpine skiing (downhill) as a child in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, and after a 25 year ...

The Swaggin Trail

  • updated Nov 16, 2018
We are starting to explore the Sentier National in the Laurentians and Lanaudière regions of Quebec, just north Montreal. This section of the trail starts at Route du Lac-Clair and ends at Refuge Swaggin. It's a 16 km ...

Kallin Family Snow Weekend 2018

  • updated Nov 16, 2018
Right at the end of the snow season we managed our third trip to the cabin in Maine (thank you Kallins for letting us crash your cabin rental this winter!) and this time we got to hang out ...

Section Hike Vermont Long Trail

  • updated Sep 23, 2018
In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

Mountain Skiing 2018

  • updated Sep 19, 2018
Mostly ski-hill skiing, but hopefully some backcountry (alpine touring) also.
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Skiing

New Hampshire Work-cation

  • updated Aug 26, 2018
The outdoorsy parts of our week-long working vacation in North Woodstock, New Hampshire (in Franconia Notch). Working and doing life from our friend's condo but squeezing in as much hiking, river swimming, and Appalachian Trail magic as possible. ...
  • 11 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking, Swimming

Summer in the City 2018

  • updated Aug 10, 2018
A journal of our outdoor adventures, mostly hiking/walking and cycling, in Montreal this summer.

Summer 2018 Camping

  • updated Jul 20, 2018
We're not taking any big road trips this year like previous years. It's a summer in the city for us but we are having regular camping weekends, some as just a couple (@toesalad and me) and some with ...

Maine Cabin Trip 2018

  • updated Mar 11, 2018
My parents @karentogo & @hammerhead, who live in Nova Scotia, join @toesalad & @celine and I at a Maine cabin for an work/ski-cation. Leaving Montreal after our regular work day, we arrived in Stratton Wed. night just as ...

City Skiing 2018

  • updated Feb 4, 2018
Montreal is a city of many parks and a decent amount of snow. @toesalad and I are attempting to take advantage of both with cross-country skiing in the city.
Our friends rented a cabin for the winter in Stratton, Maine. We joined them one beautiful March weekend to backcountry ski and snowshoe near our favorite trail (the AT) and in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges ...

Cycling in the City

  • updated Jan 10, 2018
One of my favorite things about Montreal is all the bike lanes and easy access cycling routes.

Skiing 2017

  • updated Jan 10, 2018
Most of our skiing is in the Montreal area. We have a season's pass for mid-week skiing at Bromont, and we aim to ski once a week through the winter as a family. I also love cross-country skiing ...
  • 14 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Skiing
One fine day in October, @toesalad and I used our free National Park pass (Canada gave them away this year to celebrate our 150 Birthday - yay Canada!) to explore La Mauricie National Park, close to Trois Rivieres. ...
  • 6 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking

Road trip 2017

  • updated Aug 15, 2017
A nine week road trip through the western US & Canada. Stage One: Drive from our home in Montreal, QC through Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. 3 Days. Stage Two: Stay in Colorado for one week. ...

Sailing San Francisco Bay

  • updated Aug 9, 2017
On our west coast road trip summer 2017 we spent 3 weeks staying on our friend's boat in San Francisco Bay. Most of the time we lived on the boat, in its berth at Berkeley Marina, but one ...
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Sailing

Camping Fishlake National Forest

  • updated Aug 8, 2017
We didn't see the lake but we appreciated the inexpensive campsite near the border of Utah and Nevada. I love the National Forests.

Engineer Mountain, Colorado

  • updated Jul 13, 2017
A short day hike to Engineer Plateau in the San Juan National Forest, with friends Will and Janet, our hosts in Durango, CO for that leg of our 2017 road trip (https://outsideways.com/journals/road-trip-2017/). Started the hike at Coal Bank ...
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking

Tahoe Rim Trail

  • updated Jul 10, 2017
Four day out & back, approximately 48 miles along the Tahoe Rim Trail and other trails. See @toesalad journal for more info: https://outsideways.com/journals/tahoe-rim-trail-tahoe-meadows-to-spooner-summit-a/

Beyond our Boundaries

  • updated May 9, 2017
In 2014 my husband, three kids ages 15, 13 and 11, and myself hiked the Appalachian Trail. Our hike took us 175 days. To share the story of our family thru-hike and to help us fund it, we ...
This past summer @toesalad and I were given a financial gift from my parents for our 20th wedding anniversary. We discussed "things" we might want to buy with that money, but decided instead to use it to seed ...
On our last day in Montana we did an easy hike with friends in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. It was another stunning day of beautiful views.
  • 14 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Bunsen Peak, WY
  • Hiking

Big Sky Country

  • updated Jul 31, 2016
In the summer of 2016 our family spent three weeks in Montana. Home base for the trip was the Paradise Valley, the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. The Paradise Valley and Absaroka mountain range have amazing outdoor ...

Rafting down the Yellowstone

  • updated Jul 30, 2016
From Mayor's Landing to Pig Farm Access. A day of rafting with @TravelingMel & family.
  • 9 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Yellowstone River
  • Rafting

West Boulder Trail

  • updated Jul 11, 2016
The West Boulder Trail is located outside of Livingston, MT in the Custer Gallatin National Forest which is part of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. This was only our second hike in the Absaroka Range and like our first, ...
  • 12 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • West Boulder Trail, MT
  • Hiking

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...