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Dec 18 (10M, 1d) by Nancy Shaver from P4
Trails Skied: 20, 21 [5.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Conditions on 21 were fabulous, with almost no foot traffic on the trail. Conditions were more variable on 20, there were some slushy areas still to watch out for, and I was clearing a few fallen branches as I proceeded as the trail had not been heavily used yet this season. A couple of fallen trees to hop over, but they weren't much of an obstacle. The bike path returning also had very good conditions.

About Skiing in the Green Belt..

The National Capital Greenbelt has over 100km of trails and another 25km of recreational pathways, most of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in the wintertime. All of the trails are suitable for beginner and family outings.

Thanks to the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, Orleans Nordic Ski Club and Kanata Nordic Ski Club for their volunteer grooming of various Green Belt trails from time to time. The city of Ottawa and the NCC would like to encourage urban skiing, so if you appreciate the grooming let your councilor, the city and the NCC know!

ONSC grooms The Hornet's Nest (Tauvette street to Montreal Rd), Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest (the section off Leitrum Rd). Trails are classic skiing ONLY, no skating is allowed on these trails. The Hornet's Nest is groomed at least weekly and the others as time permits. Updated trail conditions are available at the snow phone; 613-837-SNOW.

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