Trekking in through the slush to the Ohimisi Yurt in Gatineau Park

Trekking in through the slush to the Ohimisi Yurt in Gatineau Park

Two nights of peace and tranquility are probably more than oneĀ could ask for over the holidays, so I did my best to deliver by booking the Ohimisi Yurt on Taylor Lake in Gatineau Park from December 25th – 27th for my girlfriend and I.

Those might not seem like ideal dates to jet off, but after two maddening hours on the Demsis reservation site in November I somehow felt like the victor for landing two days over the holidays. I, like several other friends, had even better days in my cart, but then spent 45 infuriating minutes trying and failing to log in and pay for it; you’d think that after a few years they’d address this, but I guess they sell out so why bother.

The path to the Ohimisi from Taylor Lake

The path to the Ohimisi from Taylor Lake

That little rant aside, by the time the dates rolled around I was stoked and couldn’t wait to get away. Sadly winter had yet to get underway, so the ski-in became instead became a sloppy trudge through a few inches of slushy cross country ski trail guts, and a great test for my new Christmas-gifted LL Bean hiking shoes. They performed admirably.

The Yurt was still warm when we arrived and our water had been delivered, so we stoked the fire and set about drying off and dinner. And… that’s about where the story ends. This being a get-away with my girl, the details and photos are sparse, I’m afraid.

Spillproof wine glasses from my daughter at Christmas were a great addition to my camping kit!

Spillproof wine glasses from my daughter at Christmas were a great addition to my camping kit!

 

 

 

The Ohimisi Yurt in Gatineau Park

The Ohimisi Yurt in Gatineau Park

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