Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hike to Champlain Lookout

On Sunday we drove up to Gatineau park in the Gatineau Hills to go for a hike up to the top of one of the highest hills, to the Champlain Lookout. It took us about an hour to hike up and almost that to hike back down . . . of course we had a lot of little ones slowing us down. Paul and I went with the boys and my friend Katrien and her whole family. Here is Katrien walking with her new baby Lauren! They live in Toronto so we don't get to see them that often anymore. We used to play touch football together in our younger days . . .
And here is Paul at a moment he actually carried BOTH boys. Pete did walk a lot of the way by himself and David was more than happy to make the trip via backpack!! He had a great view!

We stopped an indoor shack for a snack on the way . . . here are Pete and Katrien's son Nikolas eating. Their birthdays are only two days apart!! Rob, Katrien's husband, is in the red sweater.

Yay! We finally reached the top and here we are - look at that beautiful scenery behind us!!! Of course we couldn't possibly have had all four of us looking at the camera . . .
And Rob, Katrien, Nikolas, Jaime and Lauren resting at the Champlain Lookout . . .
David and I enjoying the warm sunshine . . .

And here is the view from the top, looking down the Ottawa valley:

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

What a cool hike, I would have never made it.

Donna said...

You guys have certainly been busy whilst we were away! Great scenery!

 
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