Just me and Sue on the trails today, as Ken was working and Helen went skating on the Rideau Canal, which has only been open for that purpose for the last couple of days.
Lovely conditions again. There’s no cabin on this route, so we stopped at MacKenzie-King (P6) to consume the contents of our flask and take advantage of the rather limited facilities.
Whilst the trails are mostly through woodland, you get the occasional wide open spaces (with wind-chill) like this part of trail 29 that links Gatineau Parkway with trail 5.
Returning to Gamelin, the next picture was taken from a bridge over a motorway. It shows a range of activities – fat biking, classic x-c skiing and skate skiing, all within a few minutes of the centre of Ottawa.
For the record: P3 (Gamelin) > Gatineau Parkway > #5 > #29 > #15 > P6 (MacKenzie-King) > #7 > Champlain Parkway > Gatineau Parkway > #29 > #5 > Gatineau Parkway > P3 = 21.7 km, 366 metres ascent, taking 3 hours 27 mins (3.09 moving time)