What an amazing day. On Tuesday, the Grade 10 Outdoor Ed class headed to Gatineau Park for a day of XC skiing. The weather was an amazing -2 C and sunny. It was a great opportunity to test our skiing skills on the nicely groomed trails.
We started our trip at Camp Fortune and worked our way, via the #4 and #14, to Ridge road (#1), which is the main ski artery that runs through the park. Following the #1 we climbed a number of hills, and enjoyed a few small downhills, to Huron Cabin for lunch. The weather was so nice that the majority of students chose to sit outside and enjoy the many birds that seemed to be excited for the spring like conditions.
After lunch, we headed to Champlain Lookout for a wonderful view of the Ottawa River Valley. The best part of this is that we were at the highest point of the day and most of the afternoon was skiing downhill. It was amazing to see how much the skiing abilities of the students improved over the day. Although some may have been challenged by the distance and some by the terrain, they all did great and fun was had by all.