Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wednesday 7 February 2018 - X-c Ski Number 4 - P7 (Kingsmere) to Champlain Lookout and back, using Parkways and trail 1

Today's route:

P7>#36>#1 Ridge Road>Keogan Cabin >Fortune Parkway>Gatineau Parkway>Champlain Parkway>Champlain Lookout>#1>Huron Cabin for lunch>#1 Khyber Pass>#1>#36>P7 - 15.7 km, 275 metres ascent, 2 hours 58 mins including 37 mins stops.

A lovely ski with Sue. Light snow fell throughout, and it was cold, so very few pictures taken. Quiet trails in the main, but there was an incident. An old lady suddenly appeared beside me and cut in to the groomed trail I was on over my skis, falling over in front of me. She wasn't hurt and I managed to stop before skewering her, so I moved to one side and continued on and moved well over when she caught up again. "Take care!" I offered but she completely ignored me. Sue had seen her antics and had spoken to her. Apparently I was to blame for the fall! Sorry, old lady, but you don't own the trails - pity others who get in your way.

Luckily the drivers in the 10 cm of snow that fell today were more courteous.

The pictures today were taken at Huron Cabin, plus a picture of my electric gloves for Conrad. The power packs - one on each hand - each contain three AA batteries.


Sir Hugh said...

Thanks for the photo. I've read a few reviews of several different brands, but there is a high percentage of adverse comment. I hope yours are working better.

Phreerunner said...

They were very cheap mitts. The heating elements are in the palms. They are working for me to the extent that my hands are warm at 5 to 10 degrees lower than they would be without the heat. It's debatable, for a short outing, whether they are more effective than the Heat Factory disposable hand/foot warmers that employ a reaction with an iron powder mixture.

AlanR said...

You might have seen them already but if not Clara’s Olsen sell those heated mitts.

AlanR said...

That should have spelt Claas btw. Not Clara. (Predicted text error)

Phreerunner said...

My mitts are Spring Yard Thinsulate. Probably not waterproof but they don't need to be, as only used when it's too cold to rain.