dlivingston

  • dlivingston posted an update in the group Group logo of Birds Hill Provincial ParkBirds Hill Provincial Park 5 months ago

    My last ski of the year (today) but others may be interested to head out tomorrow. It will be more crispy, with the stiffer frost, so lace your boots uber tight an fly along with double poling then eventually skate striding when the surface softens a bit. Best starting point is from the Stables parking lot, head out on the Bluestem – using…[Read more]

  • Most ski trails are still in good to very good condition and there is even remnants of the Monday night dusting of snow ( 1-2cm) which did a wonderful job of filling in the icy tracks.
    Avoid west Bluestem (done in by a group of bicyclers) and Chickadee (now a hiking trail).
    Note: mornings, super early, provides the best skiing and does the least…[Read more]

  • Skate skied group use area this morning, phenominal conditions!!! Firm base, crisp surface almost no lost edge on push off … and I havnt skate skied since December!!! Get out while you have the chance.
    Classic skied east Bluestem – great double poling and / or very good with waxless. Esker also in good shape. Lime kiln destroyed by horse…[Read more]

    • I agree. This afternoon (Tuesday) the edges of the Group Use Road were indeed excellent for skate skiing … except the most western north-south part which had a lot of pure ice and one area with lots of bare pavement. The plowed 600m section at the Group Use Road middle road and Chickadee parking lot area results in skiing the GUR out-and-back…[Read more]

      • Ha ha, u provide a much more thorough description than what I offered up. Perhaps phenomenal was a bit too generous!? At the suggestion of a long lost friend I met on Saturday, I skied the area that was partially cleared by a front end loader. It was among the best! Only 4-6cm of hard pack snow but smooth and a good catch with the ski edge…[Read more]