In February and March of 2016 we snowshoed 330km along Québec’s Lower North Shore. Using mostly traditional methods we traversed this distance over 29 days, averaging 15km a day, while experiencing the culture, heritage and geography of this unique region of Canada.
Our route in yellow, 418km via the Route Blanche on Snowshoes over 28 days.
Heading into the “mish” (marsh) with 80km/hr winds and a balmy -20 degrees celsius.
Lunch time is our favourite time. No fire to stoke, nothing to clean or fix…just a time to sit, relax and EAT!
Our daily bread and butter! AND peanut butter AND jelly. This is two sandwiches frozen together that we broke in half to share. A pure caloric bomb that can only be improved by being fried in bacon fat. Pictured is 4 pieces of squashed white bread, lots of butter, peanut butter and jelly to taste. We would go on another expedition just to eat these things. Seriously.
Adrien and the dogs forging their way through 85 km/hour wind gusts across a wide open bay. WIth aggressive side winds our sleds would get blown sideways, sometimes pulling us with them.
At the end of every day, Osa would patiently wait in the snow while we put up the tent, laid the spruce boughs and sleeping pads. Then came her favourite part of the day: curling up and being buried in all of the sleeping bags. What a lucky dog!