Ottawa Sportspage: Celebrating 5 Years!
A beautiful loop today on Champlain Parkway, Fortune and trail #1. This is near Black Lake
An interesting ski, with glowing beech leaves and animal tracks. Few skiers were out, presumably because of the damp weather and slow snow. Their loss.
The final tally was 21.6 cm of snow – all sorts of monthly and daily records were broken. It beats the 2-4 which were forecast. And of course, ski conditions were awesome today! This is trail 50 near P16. I had extra time for photos while skating up the long first uphill, as the snow was softer and slower than usual – puff – I had many rest stops!
With such mild spring temperatures on Monday, I headed for Penguin Picnic area, thinking it would be pleasant to sit and enjoy the ambience. Picnic tables were a bit difficult to find!
The track-setter seemed to have left some yucky, sooty stuff behind – seen on a stretch in the middle of the north loop. Bad news for hairy skis – dirty stuff, and very slow. Best to stay out of these tracks.
After watching some inspiring World Cup skiing, we headed out here for the second ski of the day (such beautiful weather and conditions!) Anyone recognize this waterfall? (Paul figured it out – trail 5 near Mine Road. )
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