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Jan 28 (10M, 3w) by Craig Storey from South: Stadium
Trails Skied: Lower Lit loop, Horseman's Pass, Pond Loops, Waterfall Trail, The Jump and Dave's Den, #2, Morrall Loop, Haycock Mine Loop, #1 heading to North.. [0km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: K12, no K15, no K12...hmm..
Lovely afternoon for a ski. All primary, and most secondary trails had been groomed earlier in the day. Primary trails looked to be in great shape, but I headed off for a more single track adventure. Temperature was just dropping to zero when I arrived and there was a little new snow in the tracks. Tracks varied from skied in, to glazed, to powder depending where you were. Tricky classic waxing!

I ran into Martin Saidla on the climb up powerline. By the time we got to Weber pond we both had too much grip. Morrall loop and Haycock mine loops were in excellent shape and it looks like 1N headed to north has been groomed, though we didn't have time to for that sort of an adventure today. Instead we opted to come down #2..very nice old school trail, with a little hazard on Serpentine that is marked with a tripod and flagging tape. Being cautious you can ski through what looks like melt damage.

The warm spell and snow drought of the last few weeks hasn't done much damage, trails are in great shape. A little deep freeze should make them fast for Eastern's!

About Skiing at Nakkertok..

Nakkertok has a network of about 75km of skating, classical and backcountry trails at two locations just north of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills.

General Info: Driving Directions | Trail Maps | Trail Conditions | Grooming Activity Report.

Nakkertok South is the main attraction offering groomed skating and classic skiing, chalets, races and children's programming. There are lit trails for night skiing. Club membership, or a day-use fee required for skiing.

Nakkertok North trails are quite demanding, and only occasionally groomed (Fridays). They offer a refreshing backcountry wilderness experience for those with good skiing skills. The trails at Nakkertok North are almost always quiet. The annual Nakkerloppet event in February is a great opportunity to discover these trails by making the North to South crossing.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 6:00 PM EST Tuesday 21 November 2017
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 6.3°C
Wind: SSW 17 km/h
Humidity: 62%
Dew point: -0.4°C
Pressure: 100.7 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:09 EST
Sunset: 16:28 EST
Max 3°C. Min -5°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 3:30 PM EST Tuesday 21 November 2017)

Tuesday night
Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy this evening with a few rain showers and flurries changing to 40 percent chance of flurries before morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 before morning. Low zero.
Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. Clearing late in the afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 4 in the afternoon.
Wednesday night
A few clouds. Low minus 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. High zero.
Thursday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4.
Friday night
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5.
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 7.
Saturday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.
Cloudy. High minus 3.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.
A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 1.