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Mar 10 (8M, 1w) by Tom Conklin from P19
Trails Skied: 45 [4.2km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: -1 to +1
ROUTE: Did most of 45 except for the Eastern loop.

CLASSIC: There are skied in tracks that vary greatly in their constitution. They wash out in many places and are occasionally a bit tread upon by hikers. My wax was about right but there were quite a few double poling occasions. Overall it is nice to be back in the woods close to home but there really isn't a great opportunity for a sustained workout because of the lack of solid tracking.

TRAFFIC: Full parking lot around noon but it was clearing out quickly. About half full when we headed home around one.

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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