Winter in Gaultois- Snowshoe Trekking

At last! The snowfall was deep enough to cover the trails and soft enough to cushion a fall. It had been a snowshoe-giving Christmas here in Gaultois but we had needed to be patient with a mild start to winter on the south coast. But today, clean white snow covered the ground, and as we headed past the cemetery and up onto the Piccarie trail the sun was shining out of a clear blue sky.

It was easier to master than we had imagined. No one went headlong into the snow as we climbed to the top ponds. But neither were we certain as to just how frozen the water was as we skirted the icy edges and stayed on the trail.

But the strenuous climb was worth it for the views!

We look forward to more trekking across the frozen ponds of this wondrous Winterland.

 

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snow rocks
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the gear: snowshoes and stocks
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waiting for Cathy…
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altogether
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on to the frozen Mud Pond
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so far so good
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winterscape
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shoes still on?
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across to the other side
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white blanket for the rested
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here comes Cathy and Janelle
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what animal is that! coyote, wolf, fox…yeti?
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Fran and Christine
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looking up through the forest of fir
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Third Pond
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looking east
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looking west
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made it to the top!
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taking a spell
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through the foggy lens

 

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strike a pose Christine!
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winter sky
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show shoe women
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Cathy, Christine, Fran, Janelle, Marcella
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narrow passage through the kissing rocks or sister rocks – two names used by the community
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time for another spell
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Winter House Pond
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Piccarie Pond
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Nettie’s gets a lift home to put the kettle on
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whoa let her rip Devin!

 

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6 thoughts on “Winter in Gaultois- Snowshoe Trekking

  1. Enjoyed seeing the winter pictures. Brings back many memories of walking up around the ponds with my mom ,sisters and cousins.

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