Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Friday, 27 January 2017

Thursday 26 January 2017 – An Outing from P10

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Susan arrived last night. We celebrated with champagne cocktails.

Today’s start from P10 was in idyllic surroundings on a warm day in newly fluttered snowflakes. The purple wax didn’t work. Susan and Helen were fine – they had waxless skis. Sue and I walked. It was a bit like snowshoeing, but on skis. The skis had huge lumps of snow under the waxed sections.

S and H waited for us at Gossips Corner.

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Huron Cabin was our luncheon venue.

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I thought that trail 3 – the Burma Road – would be fun in the fresh snow. Susan and I went that way, leaving Sue and Helen to return by the Parkway route. Once all the purple wax had been removed and a bit of lilac rubbed in in its place, my skis performed much better, Sue found someone with blue wax that was even better.

Trail 3 was delightful, then we returned to P10 along Fortune Parkway in lovely conditions.

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To our surprise, Susan and I reached P10 ten minutes or so ahead of the others despite our longer route. They must have been gossiping.

For the record: P10 (Fortune) > Fortune Parkway > Gossips Corner > #1 > Huron Cabin > #1 > #3 > Fortune Parkway > P10 = 15.1 km, 253 metres ascent, taking 3 hours 17 mins (2.25 moving time) [Sue and Helen took a Parkway route rather than #1 and #3]

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