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Dec 30 (5M, 4w) by Michael Wright from Island Park
Trails Skied: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [0km], Glide Wax: Vauhti Green, Grip Wax:
Skated the whole trail this afternoon. Total of 15.5 km. It is in very good shape right now, and I came across Dave out there grooming the skate lanes. The snow is slow because of the weather, but anything that Dave had groomed in the last hour was noticeably faster so you want to find his newest corduroy, it is sweet.

It was cold out, but not that windy, so a good day to ski.

Attached a map of the current route.
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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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Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 11:00 AM EDT Saturday 26 May 2018)