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Mar 22 (2017-03-22) by Elisabeth Fink from Westboro Beach
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 3, 7 [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Nice sunny afternoon on the SJAM wintertrail! Similar to the reports from the park, it's very icy. I started from Westboro beach and walked the underpass. Some parts of the trail I skied are more ice than anything, the rest very firm and icy. But classic tracks are in great to OK shape, so I enjoyed my trip out for double poling along the Ottawa river in the sun. It'd definitely be great today for an evening run as firm as it is and grooming having broken up the ice! Many thanks to the groomers and volunteers to still keep it going!

If you're doing classic with blue klister it should be good too. Just great to get out so close to home after intense days at work.

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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