Whilst Sue went for a slither on the river, Helen and I headed to P6, for a 15km excursion to Chalet Keogan and back.
Trail 7 from P6 to the Parkway is very pleasant, then it’s a series of long hills and easy descents to reach the junction with Fortune Parkway, from where it’s only five minutes or so down to Gossips’ Corner and nearby Chalet Keogan.
As you can see, it was another overcast day, with snow flurries, which meant for fairly slow going, especially as my style today was somewhat flat-footed in an attempt to preserve what remains of my heel tissue.
It was warm and cosy inside the cabin, where the usual toasted sandwiches, flask of tea, CCS (yes, copious supplies have accompanied us from England), trail mix and mandarin oranges, provided a welcome lunch.
There’s a long descent on the way back to P6 on this ‘there and back’ route, so we were back at the car in just a little more than an hour on this three hour excursion.
Whilst the cabin was well attended, we saw few people on the Parkway, but the header photo shows the differing styles of the cross-country (left) and the skate-skiers (centre), with Helen gliding effortlessly downhill on the right.