Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Monday, 29 February 2016

Monday 29 February 2016 – Kingsmere to Fortune

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Today there was a forecast for freezing rain, so we bravely headed out to P7 – Kingsmere – in the hope of beating the rain, which had also fallen overnight, leaving a glassy veneer on everything, including the branches pictured above. Freezing rain is not good for trees.

As it turned out, the day was warm, with blue skies. Helen dropped us off at Kingsmere and drove to Fortune, meeting us at Huron Cabin for lunch, after which we all skied back down Fortune Parkway to P10.

Sue and I did the loop to Champlain Lookout while Helen and a courteous Frenchman sorted out the fire. All in all a most pleasurable 14km ski, with about 300 metres ascent.

Because of the poor forecast, all we took by way of cameras was my waterproof Lumix, some of the results of the use of which are shown below.

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On the way home I bought some heated mittens. Duh, shouldn’t I have done that two weeks ago? The joke is, with all the batteries they need, I’ll have to shorten my wax pocket!

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