Beautiful conditions for April 4

The trailhead

The trails were trackset this morning. This is not in a provincial park or provincial recreation area. I wish I could tell you where it is, but I don’t want them to be overwhelmed during the pandemic. 

For now, I will refer to them as the “Hayfield Trails.” I covered 7K today and didn’t ski them all. 

Trails run through forest and meadows

If we’re not all dead by the time ski season starts this fall(either by virus or obesity), I will be happy to give this area some publicity with the start of the new ski season. 

Bonus: it’s dog-friendly. 

The temperature in mid-afternoon was -7°C  with a beautiful blue sky and no wind. I waxed with VR45(-2/-8) and had excellent grip. Although the sun was shining bright, the snow did not deteriorate today. 

Seven days without skiing makes one weak. I’ve been sitting at home, going for neighbourhood walks, and eating too  much. Getting out on the ski trails was beneficial for both physical and mental health. 

Thanks to The Norseman Outdoor Specialist for the following…

“Outdoor activity is a key component in our life, and as we move through these challenging times, we can feel lost and like something is missing. The Outdoor Council of Canada put together an article with information about how to enjoy the outdoors safely during this period. Practice social distancing and stay safe.”

Outdoor activity in the time of Covid19


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  1. Glad you found somewhere to ski.

    Cycling is about the only thing keeping me sane and not becoming obese and asthmatic.

  2. I like this quote from Fridtjof Nansen:

    “You are one with your skis and nature. This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive.”

  3. Nice one bob. Seems like a goood place so looking forward to more details next season (only 7 months away!). Enjoyed the outdoor council reference, especially the immunity and exercise link. Gotta keep moving to combat uncooperative joints.

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