This past weekend we spent two days with my brother and his wife at their cottage in the Laurentians. On Sunday we did a 4 hour, 7Km hike up Mount Nixon. Not bad for someone who is used to a 30 minute walk on a flat sidewalk! This was the view from the top where we stopped for lunch. It was a warm, but overcast day, but the forest was still covered in snow. So much so that if you sidestepped off the beaten path you were thigh high in the soft stuff. Below is Mount Tremblant, just the north side. We spent 4 hours skiing there the next day! Fantastic conditions and my brother challenged me to go down harder runs than my usual greens!The streams were running - some were still covered in snow as we unwarily discovered. The sap is running too - perfect weather for good maple syrup. Cold nights, warm days - I think it's going to be a good harvest.
The water that flowed over the rocks at the beginning of winter froze and formed incredible "falls" of blue ice. These are probably 20 feet high.
More pics to follow.