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Lag Ba’omer Hike to Luskville Falls Trail

[masterslider id=”3″] For Lag Ba’omer, the OTI Rabbeim and Students headed out to the town of Luskville, Quebec located in the mountainous reserve of Gatineau Park. The Luskville Falls Trail climbs 290 meters up the Eardley Escarpment.  All along the trail, the Luskville Falls flows over the escarpment, a unique natural habitat. The lower part of the falls is almost vertical and, below that, a stream winds its way from the base of the falls. About halfway up, we reached the Pontiac Lookout which provides a panoramic view of the Ottawa Valley. We stood silently marveling at the niflaos haborei and tried to truly absorb the fact that kol haolam nivrah bishvili – that every single individual should view the entire world as if it were all created just for himself. When we reached the Fire Tower at the top, we had a little celebration in honor of Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Lag Ba’Omer. Then we headed back down, at times climbing carefully on the jutting rocks and through the flowing water. An exhausted but satisfied crew returned home with renewed appreciation for HaShem’s world and our role in it.

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