Hiking

Click to see big picture.
Near Sunshine Village, Alberta

Click to see big picture.
Derek and Ray in the White Mountains

Click to see big picture.
Autumn in the Gatineaus, Ottawa

Click each photo to see the big picture.

Hiking was just a natural extension of our love for walking. Ray's first trip to Nepal in 1991 inspired first him and then Jeanne to find longer trails through the woods and up the hills wherever we lived or travelled. To read about our Nepal treks click on

Moving to Ottawa in late 1992 introduced us to the Gatineau hills and to our keen hiking companions, Morris Davison and Al Robinson.

In Ottawa, we are members of the Rideau Trail Association and join them periodically on their Wednesday Walker bushwacking hikes and on their week-end walks in the Gatineaus.

In May 2006 Ray and Jeanne travelled with Barb and Don Wilson and Morris Davison, friends from Ottawa, to Northern England where we hiked 190 miles from St Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. Read about our trip and see some photos on our web page Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

Click to see big picture.
On the Coast to Coast Trail, England

Al and Morris brought Ray down to the Adirondak mountains around Lake Placid New York where there are any number of moderate and challenging trails to follow. In fact, in the fall of 1999, Ray and Morris became members of the 46ers Club, which means they have climbed all 46 (actually there are 47) hills over 4,000 ft. Jeanne has climbed about 12 so it will be some time before she qualifies.

Click to see big picture.
On top of Algonquin

Click to see big picture.
Climbing Cascade in September snow

Click to see big picture.
Morris on top of Hurricane

We have also joined Derek Anderson and friends on the trails in Mont Tremblant Park, Quebec and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Click to see big picture.
Mont Tremblant Park

Click to see big picture.
Using the ropes at Mont Tremblant

Click to see big picture.
Huntington's Ravine, White Mountains

In Ottawa, reach the Rideau Trail Association at 613 860-2225.

Return to Introduction