For those who don't ski, but snowmobile, the local Algonquin Snowmobile Club has been out doing the exact same thing, getting that network of trails into shape as well. There is a lot of 'behind the scenes' work that goes into trails! Dave and Megan have already been out before the snowfall hiking these trails, with a chainsaw, to clear away fallen trees.
Once the trails are packed in, then we can start to groom them, and finally set the track. For now, though, it's good to just get through the deep snow and start the pack!
The intrepid trail setters took a quick rest break at their Hunt Camp, Hawkeye. It doesn't look like they sat on the lawn chairs, though!
They did admire the view out over Hawk's Lake, however. It is starting to freeze over. Or, as one of our friends said once, when asked about the ice conditions, 'it's white all the way'. Which does not mean you could go out on it, I hasten to add.
At the end of River Loop, one finds the River. Imagine that... Because of the current, the river will be the last thing to freeze over, and even then won't be safe ice. But it certainly sets off the snow on the trees, and the colour in the clouds here!
In fact, this is our pick out today of the photos, the one voted Most Likely to be a Christmas card.
Thanks for taking these photos for me, David!