15 Jul 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Leader: Derek Dunnett

Meet: Parent Beach Parking in the Lac Phillipe sector of Gatineau Park, reachable via Highway 366. Park fees apply.

Description: Serenaded by a series of unseen wrens and buzzy warblers, hike the sometimes muddy trail through a beautiful forest. Travel through the caves in small groups. The thigh-deep water of the first cave will satisfy many hikers’ thirst for adventure. The second–optional–cave requires brave spelunkers to immerse themselves in water. For more info on the caves and some maps see http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/gatineau-park/lusk-cave. The hike will run rain or shine, but not in a storm. Bring water, a snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, closed-toed footwear for the cave, and a change of footwear for the trip back. A light, headlamp and towel may contribute to your comfort. The kind of children who enjoy long hikes and who bring their guardians will enjoy the experience.