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Jan 16 (2012-01-16) by Jane Cook from P11
Trails Skied: #36 (blue) [6.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
The 'marginal' sign is still up and there were only three other cards in the parking lot but in view of the recent snow we thought we'd have a third crack at this trail.
The good news was that the classic set tracks were deeper and the leaves that had fallen into the tracks were no longer sticky so you could slide over them instead of their having the effect of applying the brakes. The first steep hill down to the bridge was way better than last time, no problems snow ploughing.
On the other hand it hadn't been groomed recently and the middle sections were really churned up with footprints. There were lots of sections where you got the bob sleigh effect, fortunately nowhere really steep, so it was still possible to remain in control. The worst part was he second steep hill, the one that goes down to the lake. It has an awkward section half way down where the rocks are not yet covered completely and there's a couple of bumps that are difficult to steer around. Not liking the look of it as it was where I had fallen last time, I took off my skis and walked around the rocks on the edge of the trail.
It's a very lovely trail but I was hoping they would keep it in good condition after the snow fall.
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About Skiing in Gatineau Park..


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Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map


Gatineau Park is ski paradise! The network of ski trails offer machine groomed skate skiing and classic skiing as well as little groomed backcountry trails. Multiple access points allow skiers to access a variety of terrain and scenery. The NCC offers season or daily pay rates.


For suggestions on where to ski, excellent trail descriptions, photos and maps checkout Michael McGoldrick`s website about recreational xc-skiing in Canada`s National Capital Region (with an emphasis on the Gatineau Park).


The NCC also maintains a grooming report on-line. If you encounter people walking on groomed trails, you are best advised to contact the NCC. They are responsible for the enforcement on this so report those trail wreckers whenever you see them by calling 819-827-2020 (Visitor Centre), or email info@ncc-ccn.ca.

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