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Jan 4 (9M, 2w) by Tom Conklin from P18
Trails Skied: 44, 45 [7.3km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: -7 to -10
ROUTE: Did 44 from P18, across Hawthorne and a piece of 45. Grooming on 45 is much better but is starting to fall apart because of recent snow and use. 44 is fine but it is only skied in. You really notice the difference when you go from 45 to 44 so if you like to have a groomed trail, park at P19.

TRAFFIC: Ten cars at P18, but very little traffic on 44 or 45.

WEATHER: Really nice (-8) and quite humid, so it felt just a little bit warmer than when it was really cold a couple of days ago (that could have been the lack of layers this time!). The new snow was more beautiful than troublesome.

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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