Monday, December 21, 2009

Ski day to Herridge with the kids

Geared up for a day in the GAT

Gatineau Park: P16 to Herridge Cabin (10 km)
P16 Pine Rd: N45 34.345 W75 53.134
Herridge Cabin: N45 34.260 W75 56.395

Another Monday off and another ski in the GAT. This time it was the family joining me... well the kids at least, mom was at home fighting off a nasty cold/flu thing.

We arrived at about 10am and started the long climb from P16. The weather was a little brisk but nothing that we couldn't dress for, besides, the uphill ski is enough to get the blood pumping on even the coldest of days.

Snow smiley IMG_5997

This time we passed by our usual stop at Healey and skied the extra 200m to Herridge. There were still hot coals in the woodstove so I chopped some wood and quickly brought the fire to a roar. After toasting sandwiches and pouring hot coco (and a pint for me) we kicked back and enjoyed our lunch and the warmth of the empty cabin.

Warming up Roaring fire
A wee snow smiley

Gotta love the Monday traffic. We didn't see another soul the entire morning and it wasn't until about half way back to the parking lot that we passed our first fellow skiers.

Having just hiked up here before the snowfall I was able to remember some of the photos I snapped earlier and compare them with the winter scene.

Herridge Hut (winter) Herridge Hut (fall)
Herridge gates Herridge gates
Herridge Hut (winter) IMG_8637

1 comment:

Michael said...

Hmm, smiley faces in the snow. I'll have to try that one. It is amazing what you can learn from a good blog!!