After a too-long absence, we visited Gatineau Park this weekend for a spring hike. Considering how close we are to the park, it’s a shame we don’t make it out there more often. We weren’t the only ones enjoying the day – the trailhead was packed, and there were quite a few on the path; no complaints here – having others out appreciating nature is nothing but uplifting.
We parked at the P7 trailhead. It was 22 C out, the sun was hot, and the trail was dry except for a few pockets of snow and muck (fun for the kidlets). The forest was barely waking up – some buds on the trees, a few trout lily leaves appearing, and some great new birds for the year – Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Yellow-rumped warbler, and Pine warbler.
Over the next few days I’ll post some images from our jaunt in the woods, including a surprise at the end of the week!
Looking forward to spending more time in Gatineau over the next few months, and exploring more of the trails, in every season.