Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Tuesday 4 February 2014 – A Trip to Western Cabin

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Another lovely sunny day on which to christen my new ski gear.

Ken went to work. Somebody has to fund the lifestyle!

Pauline, my old colleague from Grant Thornton days, called to celebrate her annual two weeks of gloating about how young she is…

Cinnamon buns put us in a good mood for skiing in the sunshine, so Sue, Helen and I headed off to P7 (Kingsmere) for a 25 km ski as far as the trail 24 loop with Ridge Road and back again. On the way, Helen enticed us down a narrow ‘off-piste’ trail towards a lookout.

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I was the only one to fall over…

We proceeded uneventfully past Keogan Cabin and up the Khyber Pass to Huron Cabin, where no fire had been lit. After a cuppa and a break to warm my hands (-10C didn’t seem to suit them today) we continued around the trail 24 loop, then back along ridge road and trail 2 to Western Cabin, and its roaring fire, for lunch.

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Excellent cheese and ham toasted sandwiches, with or without mustard!

The easy ski back took most of us along trail 1B to the Champlain Lookout, for extensive views from the Gatineau Park escarpment that houses around 200 km of cross-country ski trails.

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An excellent outing in lovely weather with a full set of teeth.

The new skis and, more importantly in some ways, boots were fine, though I took the day very slowly.

3 comments:

AlanR said...

Fantastic. What a grand day and a grand bothy too.

Laura said...

Plenty of snow and well-pisted tracks here - what it lacks are those brilliant shelters! New skis looking good!

Phreerunner said...

Thanks you two - overcast here today so we made the best of the sunshine. ..