Hiking up a mountain in high heat and humidity without sufficient fitness levels was perhaps not the best decision ever made. It was however worth the effort.

This trail was in Jacques Cartier National Park, Quebec, a stunning park centered around a meandering road through a mountain valley. I wish I could have gotten back for more photography but that will have to be on another trip.

Near the end of the hike we stumbled onto an adorable family of Canada Geese.