-Skiers from Winnipeg at the Ribbon creek parking lot-
Every day for the past three days I’ve met skiers on the trail who have been enticed to come here because of the wonderful pictures they’ve seen of our snow and trails. Today, the three amigos from the Downtown Nordic club of Winnipeg were on the Wedge Connector and Bill Milne trails.
They were skiing too fast for me to pull out my camera in time, so I only got a photo of them skating away from me. I later caught up to them at the Ribbon creek parking lot where they were packing up their van. Lucky guys are here for a whole week, so you might see them on the trail.
Later, I met Susan and Chrystal on the Bill Milne trail. They are beginner skiers who had read about the good conditions and saw the photos and decided the Bill Milne would be a good place to get some practice. Susan was skating and Chrystal was on classic skis.
The air temperature at Wedge Pond was -11°C but felt even colder. Snow was -10. It felt good to reach the Evan-Thomas creek and spend some time in the sun in the open area.
The air temperature at Ribbon creek in mid-afternoon was -5. The Bill Milne trail was busy with classic skiers and skaters. I was disappointed to only see one dog today.
The warm temperatures never really materialized this weekend, unless you were at a high elevation. The Weather Network forecast is for below zero temps all week, while Environment Canada is calling for temps as high as +6. Environment Canada was wrong about the past two days, let’s hope their losing streak continues.
The Moose Question
Yesterday Bill reported on the Trip reports re: Mt Shark: “Parks came and fired off a bear-banger to haze the moose off, that worked for about 5 minutes before he was back at the bumper buffet.”
K-Country could put out a salt block in a safe location away from the parking lots. I’m sure they’ve thought of it, and I’m wondering what the reasoning is behind why not?