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 five 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

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Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path

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Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path

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Winter weather on Torbay Point – Cobbler Path