sunnuntai 12. helmikuuta 2012

Manitoba, Winter Wonderland

Back in the Winnipeg, waah waah waaaah! Wouldn't be that bad if we had even a little bit more snow because the temperatures are pretty mild. All I can hope for is an early spring. How awesome would it be to have no snow and +10-15 at least for the Easter weekend?

Anyways. Since there is no snow in Winnipeg, I had to go look for some, and I found snow at Falcon Lake. I was told that Grand Beach has some snow as well, but I prefer Falcon because it seems to be bit hillier. Falcon trails are in excellent condition considering last Sunday was +7 and sunny. High Lake "portages" are bit rough, but otherwise trails are in good condition. 10-15 cm of snow would help though, but there's no snow in the forecast. I was kind of surprised to be almost the only skier our there. I saw only two other skiers out there.

I also spotted an awesome looking trails groomed on the south shore of the Falcon Lake. I suppose this was Spur Trail that connects to South Whiteshell trail and is part of Trans Canada Trail. I would like to know how much of this network is groomed in the winter as internet is doing good job hiding the information. It looks like there's really no trail between Falcon Lake and Kenora.

And while I'm on topic. My cross bike is for sale again and this time for reals as I think I may have time to look for a new bike for next 'cross season. Also my Spec Stumjumper HT is for sale. Check the For Sale for details.

3 kommenttia:

  1. Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.


    Mandie Hayes

  2. Hi Olli,

    While driving by today, I stopped to take a look at the classic trails at Westhawk. They appear to be very well groomed. These trails connect to the Falcon Ridge trails via McHugh Lake Loop and a Falcon Lake crossing (unless there is another connection I am unaware of.) I skied these trails quite a few times last year and they were often immaculately groomed. I don't know of any trail that connects with Kenora though.

  3. Graham-> Good to know. I'll venture deeper into the wilderness this weekend, so will need to check out the Whiteshell sometime later.

    Mandie-> I try to keep my bloglist to the blogs of closer friends or something that I'm involved in myself. Let me think about it.