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Jan 1 (5M, 3w) by Terry Gray from Lemieux Island
Trails Skied: 14, 15, 16 [0km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Short skijor from Lemieux Island to War Museum and back this morning. Temperature around -20 with a little wind, but I'm getting used to that by now. About 5-6 skiers and 3-4 walkers on the trail at this time. Conditions were good - the skate portion of the trail was still holding up pretty well under the cold conditions and the classic tracks were mostly good. A few wind-blown sections of the trail but overall a decent day for skiing. The dogs had fun too.

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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