Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall on the Eardley

On the edge of the Eardley

Eardley Escarpment
Parking (Church Hill): N45 34.365 W76 05.535
View point: N 45° 34.024 W 076° 04.466

After a flurry of invites and cancellations it was down to only Kenmore and myself who were up for a Monday hike in the GAT. Sobeit. I packed my gear, a lunch and snacks, and my GPS and off we drove to the west side of Gatineau Park. This time we opted ride the ferry at Quyon before it closes for the season in mid-November.

The Church Hill parking lot was situated in a sea of colour and although the leaves are slightly the other side of peak, they were still impressive and even more so from the top of the Eardley Escarpment.

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Other than the need to step up, over. and around several piles of bear poop, the day was very relaxing. We hit the top before 11 and after snapping off a few photos we kicked back and soaked in some sunshine. Before we knew it we were eating lunch and drinking pints to some tunes on my iPod (mainly to help keep the bears away). Life is good up here in the GAT. You could practically feel the stress bleeding out (ha, who's kidding who, I work for the Man).

Kenmore and the valley below What a view
Kenmore silhouette Cheers to fall on the Eardley

On the way home we made a quick tour through Wakefield and up the hillside to see Lester. We thanked him for our maple leaf flag and at the same time congratulated him on scoring such a great room with a view (though I doubt anyone would argue that the price was a little high).

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