When winter weather batters the coast, it’s usually a good idea to stay inside.

And yet, there is something about hiking through a winter squall, which can be mighty invigorating as long as you know your way around the trail, even in near whiteout conditions.

Here are some photos from Torbay Point taken 5 years ago today, when a winter storm pounded the East Coast Trail much like it did today:

Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path

Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path

Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path