When I am not working with technology, I can often be found in the backcountry; always happiest in the presence of mountains. In 2014 I successfully completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with my three kids. I am the founder and principal developer of Outsideways. Husband of @reneetougas, and father of @celine, @mypictograph and @brienne.
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Sometimes when you try something new, you find something you didn’t expect. That was the case this weekend when for Mother’s Day @reneetougas and I decided to drive along the corridor that follows the Sentier Nationale towards Quebec City to see what interesting things we might find.
We discovered Les Chutes du $5 ($5 Falls), at the intersection between a river (Riviere Bastican), a small town (Notre-Dame-de-Montauban), and the Sentier Nationale. Named for being the waterfall featured on the Canadian $5 bill in 1954... but apparently that claim to fame isn’t actually true (the Internet told us this afterwards). The real name is Fall of Nine because it was the ninth port settlers reached travelling up river. (The Internet told us this too).
Either way it was a beautiful discovery along the way.
Back in the Laurentians with @reneetougas, checking out the state of the trails in the Parc National du Mont Tremblant.
@reneetougas demonstrates the snowpack. Despite the lack of snow in the city, it would appear that snow will be sticking around for quite some time yet in the Laurentians.