GDT Day 2. July 7, 2018. La Coulotte Ridge

17 kilometers

Camped by a creek just before the gate on the ATV road.

The distance of 17 kilometers does not even begin to describe the effort that today took. It was a challenging day climbing up 5 peaks and it took over 12 hours. It was a grand day and I’m sure it will be one of my favorite days of the entire hike. This is why I am out here.

Waking up to thunder, rain and howling wind added to the intensity of the day.

Head down, still dressed in rain gear the skies began to clear.

Only the wind ended up being a factor. Many times I had to stand with knees bent and both poles planted to keep from getting knocked down. It’s been smokey since we got to Canada and the wind blew it all away giving us super sharp views.

After the first two peaks we had the biggest one next… La Coulotte Peak

Flying high on La Coulotte Peak

Rockin’ it’s on her way up #4 with La Coulotte Peak just behind her.

Almost up #5

On top of #5. Now we have a long way down.

Our way out was down this ridge and onto the dirt road you can see in the distance.

After a bunch of miles down the road we stopped at a campsite next to a creek. What a day!

10 thoughts on “GDT Day 2. July 7, 2018. La Coulotte Ridge

  1. fashionsausage

    Hey Nancy, my husband Trey emailed you about the GR 20 hike- we’ve had some back and forth emails!
    I’m excited to hear how this trek goes. The pictures are spectacular. Very inspiring! Susie

    1. nancyhikes Post author

      You need to put this one on your list. I hope the GR20 goes well for you. I want to hear about it. And with a name like fashionsausage I really want to meet you.


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