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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
an Update on the ASC trails, fresh today.
Dug out the Drag Today.
Hooked up the Drag today and did Trail D101B from 76 then back to Dwight then back on D101B up to Oxbow. Its -14C and they should set up nicely. Every year I'm so thankful for the Excelent re-design that Garry Evans from Tall Pines did on our Drag. It works flawlessly. The packer pad he designed and built for us and Tall Pines works great also. The Guy is a Genius.
We didn't change the status of our trails this week as there are still a few wet spots and the other trails we packed will need another pass on them to be able to open.
We have All heard the term "Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain". Well last year we lost the use of our part of Trail 65 due to logging. I'm happy to say we will benefit from the logging roads they built and will have a new 12.7km awesome trail. It had been packed once and will need to be signed and groomed 1 more time, GPS the route so it can go on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide. Hope to be able to get to it next. A huge Thanks to Kent and his brother Bruce for the help linking the trail and Kent riding shotgun packing it. It was a long day.
Next week if the cold temps hold I plan to get to the west side of Dwight on 77-78-79 to get them packed. There are plenty of wet spots on those trails and I see there is sled traffic on them so that should help put some frost into the ground. Just a heads up as we open the remaining trails, the existing open trails won't be groomed that day. We will try to open 1 day and groom the open trails the other day so they don't get out of hand.
Here is the latest Kawagama TV update from Don Able. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJko8SlTnMw
That's it for now. Good night from Oxtongue Lake.
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Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
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and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
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