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Mar 17 (8M, 4d) by Terry Gray from P20
Trails Skied: ONSC Trails [5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
This report covers the Larose Forest combined trail from P7 to Concession 10. Did a short skate ski in the afternoon, trails were groomed yesterday and were in great shape. Classic tracks looked well formed and deep. A little hard and fast in the woods but also a little softer in areas where the sun hit the trail. Some debris on the trail just east of the picnic table that caused some issues, but only a few pine cones that were easily avoided on other parts of the trail. Saw a moose about 60 yards from P7, and although he didn't stick around for a photo I did notice that he had the good sense to walk on the edge of the trail away from the classic tracks. If only some humans would show the same amount of respect!

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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