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Jan 2 (2017-01-02) by Darren Cope from Lemieux Island
Trails Skied: 1 [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
This report is for yesterday (Jan 1). Started at Lemieux Island, and went west for 1 km or so, then turned around and went east to the War Museum, then back to Lemieux. All trails were groomed in the morning, and well used all day. By the time I arrived (3pm), things were still in good shape, but had been walked on in a few places. A couple of icy spots where the wind whipped the snow away (and under bridges). Some soft spots where the snow was deep meant poles punched through, but only in short sections. Overall, a lovely day for my first ski on the SJAM, and looking forward to many more!

About Skiing the SJAM..

A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) will promote active living and provide access to the Ottawa River shoreline, welcoming a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail will respect environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

The trail will connect the Canadian War Museum with park lands along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to Westboro Beach, animating spaces that until now have been little used in the winter. Transit stations border the trail at LeBreton Flats, Bayview/O-train and Dominion Stations, with parking at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum, providing ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.

Two tracks will be set, one for snowshoers, walkers and bikers and the other for cross-country skiers, supporting both classic and skate style techniques. The walking track will follow the existing pathway. Serpentine loops will add distance to the ski track at the Selby Plains and Remic Rapids greenspaces and at open lands adjacent to the War Museum and Champlain Bridge, for an expected distance of 16 kilometres. more..
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