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In the 7 days ending Jul 21:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Hiking6 11:48:19 28.56(24:48) 45.96(15:25) 6416
  Walking1 1:28:49 5.51(16:07) 8.87(10:01) 70
  Total7 13:17:08 34.07(23:24) 54.83(14:32) 6486

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Sunday Jul 21 #

Hiking 52:33 [3] 2.81 mi (18:42 / mi) +650ft 15:21 / mi

A little exploration of a trail that I am hoping to use to summit Johannson Peak before I return home. There is conflicting info about whether some of my intended trails are open/closed, or too wet for hiking, so I drove to the northern side of Mont Tremblant ski area to check them out.

Seems that my main choice is up a trail that is wet in spots, or up a service road/ski trail that is wide open and most likely to be sunny. I'll see what the temperature is when I start, along with the forecast. But it seems possible to do a large loop up to Johannson Peak, the highest peak in the area, and then go along the ridgeline before descending on single-track trails to the base of the ski area.

Saturday Jul 20 #

Hiking 1:52:53 [3] 4.67 mi (24:10 / mi) +690ft 21:12 / mi

Hike with Colette in the Val-David provincial park. Very warm and humid today, so I chose a route with not too much climbing and a lot of shade.

We were hiking on a biking trail when we heard a bunch of bikers coming toward us; we stepped aside and marveled at how fast they were moving, all eleven of them.

Friday Jul 19 #

Walking 1:28:49 [3] 5.51 mi (16:07 / mi) +70ft 15:56 / mi

Out and back along the P'tit Train du Nord, a biking, running, and cross-country skiing trail in Val-David that is very wide, with a thin graveled surface.

Thursday Jul 18 #

Hiking 2:37:14 [3] 6.0 mi (26:12 / mi) +2526ft 18:44 / mi

Hike with Colette at Mont-Tremblant National Park. We have hiked here before, going up the trails to the right of the main ski lift. Today we decded to try the trails to the left.

I wanted to go up one particularly long route, the Johansson Trail, but when we got to it, the signs said it was closed. Had I been alone, that wouldn't have deterred me, but Colette wouldn't have part of that.

So up Vertigo to Sasquatch we went, both rather well used and nice trails. At the higher elevation, we picked up Les Sommets and headed out to Edge Peak, where a lift comes up from the eastern side of Mont-Tremblant.

Then we retraced along Les Sommets and headed up to the summit of White Peak and took the cable car back to the village.

Wednesday Jul 17 #

Hiking 1:21:25 [3] 2.71 mi (30:03 / mi) +410ft 26:17 / mi

Hike with Colette in Ste. Adèle at Lac Quévillon where there is a network of hiking and biking trails on private property. Quite unusual as there was no entry fee yet the trails were well marked and maintained. Only drawback is the size--it's large, but nowhere near as large as the provincial park in Val-David.

Tuesday Jul 16 #

Hiking 2:36:03 [3] 7.12 mi (21:55 / mi) +1040ft 19:15 / mi

Hiking in Val-David provincial park. I tried entering via a cross-country ski trail, only to find that it went through a very wet area, almost a swamp, so I had to abandon that approach. Instead, I walked up a near-by road and found a path that lead into the trail at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Eventually, I worked my way east into the main area of the park. The most interesting trails, imo, are the snowshoe trails, which are all twisty, single-track paths that often lead to erratics where the climbers do their thing. If the bikers used these trails, most of them would be XX black diamond rated, very technical.

Monday Jul 15 #

Hiking 2:28:11 [3] 5.25 mi (28:14 / mi) +1100ft 23:33 / mi

Hike with Colette in the Val-David provincial park. Beautiful day with low humidity, a slight breeze and pretty dry trails. Mosquitoes were the only irritant today.

We met only four people during our hike--traffic goes down big-time during the week.

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