Malcolm Hunter

The Trail Beckons 100 Years of Cross-Country Skiing in the Gatineau

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Thousands enjoy skiing the Gatineau trails each winter and thousands more hike many of the same trails. We have been doing so for 100 years.

Meet the original trail builders in the 1920s, Charles Mortureux and Joe Morin, and the trails they made, The Western, Little Switzerland, Highland and Merry Go Round. Hear the many stories related to them; how Penquin Parking Lot got its name, how Camp Fortune became the centre of the trail system well before the establishment of the Gatineau Park in 1938.

Did you know that once upon a time Fortune Lake was much smaller and was a popular spot for swimming?
Having skied in the Park since 1957 as a seven year old skiing to Keogan lodge, Malcolm Hunter has many experiences to share. Join him as you ski or hike along the famous Ridge & Pine roads.

All these trails beckon, to enjoy, to experience and to learn more about them. You'll have a great time reading this book and better yet will come to explore the park with a new perspective.

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209 printed pages
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