Our trip to Gatineau Park in the 1st week of March was spectacular. The beautiful weather we have experienced this early spring made for a great day with super snow conditions.
We started at Camp Fortune and worked our way into the trail network of the Gatineau Park. The trails leaving Camp Fortune were not groomed and very hard packed/icy, which made for a bit of a challenging start. After about 20 minutes, we hit the main trail, Ridge Road, which was beautifully groomed and nice and fast. We made our way across Ridge to Huron Lodge, where we had our lunch. On the way we had some fun downhills, with a few falls, and a big long climb.
After lunch, we headed to the grand views of Champlain and Etienne Brule Lookouts. Allowing us to enjoy the beautiful sunshine with magnificent views of the Ottawa Valley. The rest of the afternoon was all downhill and relaxing. Allowing us to enjoy the fruits of our hard work over the last few weeks. What a great day and I am always amazed that we have such a great natural playground in our backyard.