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Mar 19 (8M, 2d) by David Brownrigg from P1
Trails Skied: 10 [4km], Glide Wax: universal, Grip Wax: blue
This report covers the Larose Forest trails from P1 off of Indian Creek road on the Limoges ON side of the trail system. Basically well formed but hardened classic tracks from last Friday's grooming that froze up over the last few days. Still very much skiable but for the debris in the tracks mainly in the pine tree stretches. Sections with deciduous trees or in the open were clean. My skis were completely gummed up by the time I reached the picnic table (see photo) just before the 8th concession. Oddly enough I still had good grip and glide. Seemed like a rare combination of just enough abrasion under the ski and the hardened tracks provided a workable right mixe. Saw moose tracks but no moose as Terry had reported on Saturday. All in all a surprisingly fair to good ski.

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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