Thanks for your visit xo
Last August I hiked Mount Jacques Cartier
with family and friends.
It was a great experience and doing it with family and friends made it more fun and enjoyable.
|We drove into Parc de la Gaspesie |
and followed the Beautiful Cascapedia River.
This river has long been recognized as
one of Quebec's richest Atlantic Salmon rivers.
We passed Hog's Back Mountain
On arriving, we pay a small fee for the bus ride
further into the forest
and entry into the Park at this Outpost
We boarded a bus for a short ride to our trail
After eating our lunch here,
we started our climb to the top.
My daughter, Suzanne and Felix,
the youngest in the group, a real trooper.
I took a quick pic of the group.
My daughter's family and friends.
Melanie and Francois.
Judging by my family's wooden poles,
we are unexperienced hikers.
We start the rocky climb
Rocks and more rocks.
We did not realize how intense this climb would be
(I'm the one in green)
Checking out the Caribou in the distance
Not much vegetation at this Altitude,
only Rocks and Lichen.
Lichen, (a fungus on the Rocks)
the primary source of Caribou Food.
Francois and Felix enjoying the View
Little Sabrina enjoyed this adventure
We got caught in the rain on
the way down the mountain and
she slipped on wet rock and broke her pole.
She was unhurt, this was the only minor incident.
Other people ahead of us
Climbing towards the Summit
on the steps.(125 of them) ......
A resting area
Large stairs to climb. Mathieu did great.
These stairs are difficult for short legs.
The Children did well -125 Steps
Martin and Mathieu with the Summit in the distance
Melanie, almost there
My daughter and Granddaughter at Summit
We made it, My Granddaughter and Me
A family outing turned out to be
A Great Experience.
to our next mountain..
Take time to enjoy
the simple pleasures