Friday, January 31, 2014


 About 3:00 PM I was on the snowshoes, there was a little bit of fresh snow. I believe these tracks were made by a rabbit.

 I went as far as the business park , then cut across a field to the creek. It was overcast with the temperature at zero when I was out.

This lone cattail is holding up very well, considering it is now midwinter.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


 I was snowshoeing at Roma in the morning, this part of the trail not used very much.

 I went north on the red trail and back to the start of the trail, about 3 km.

 Looking across the river to Georgetown, the river is all iced in now.

The Roma site is located at the Brudenell point.  Sunny at -9 with light wind.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


 There were nine of us hiking the Breadalbane trail this morning. Not all hiked the full trail but I did the main loop, about 6 km.

About half of the trail is on the south side of the river and the rest is on the north side. Excellent bridge to get you across the river.
A good flow of water in the river for this time of the year, the recent rain has made a difference.
Overcast at -10 after lunch we had some light snow, about 2 cm.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hard snow

 It was sunny at -11when I was out for a walk. The rain last night has taken a lot of the snow.

The field mice are missing their snow cover as well, with the snow gone I can see their burrows.

The snow is so hard and crusty there was no need of the snowshoes.
The wind was gusting to 50 km/h so the wind chill was in the -20's

Monday, January 27, 2014

Rain tonight

 About 4:00 I went out on the snowshoes and went as far as the business park to the point that I could see the water tower.

In that area someone was out on skis yesterday from the look of the tracks.
I visited with the neighbors in the morning, then donated plasma over the lunch hour.
It was -14 last night and by 4:00 it was +2 and the rain just started as I was coming from snowshoeing.
And the forecast the temperature back down to -12 by midnight. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

After the rain

I was out on the snowshoes for 45 after lunch, the rain last night is eating into the snow, bare patches showing up in the fields.

But the rain did clean all the snow of the trees. Temperature was +2 when I was out.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


 It was -18 overnight but by 2:00 PM it was up to -3 so I went out on the skis for a hour or so.
The wind was gusting to 55 km/h so the wind chill was around -20

 This is the hill that I ski down, after 8 runs I stopped increasing the distance I was going.
You can see where I was turning after each run.

This is what it looks like from the top of the hill, I would guess the elevation to about 10-12 meters.
I had breakfast with the retired firefighters in the morning.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Perfect winter day

 It was sunny and about -16 went I was out on the snowshoes. This track was made by a difference kind of snowshoe.

 It is rare to see a spruce limb break like this.

A perfect winter day, clear skies, a field on snow without a track in it and a little snow still on the trees

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After the snow storm

 The drift by the back door was the deepest, but it was good snow to blow, dry because it was -11

 My tracks were the only man tracks that I saw in the fresh snow, the total snow fall was over 37 cm.
But I saw fresh coyote, fox, rabbit and squirrel tracks.
I broke track as far as the business park, it was a lot easier on the return trip, I was out for about 45 minutes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter River

 I was on the Winter Trail for two hours this morning and walked 4.6 km, light snow at the time at -8

One for the bridges on the trail.

 There is a log cabin where we had a rest, sign says no fires and no overnighting.

This photo taken from where the cabin is located, the river is quite wide here.
Heavy snow started at noon, already received 20 cm with more to come. Wind is 50 gusting to 70 km/h so a lot of drifting. I will be using the blower in the morning.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


 I was to the curling club this morning, it was my first game of the season.

Our team was throwing  blue rocks and did win the game. It was sunny at -14 outside and -1 inside on the ice.
Late afternoon I was out on the snowshoes for a hour, mostly cloudy with a break to the north.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sun then snow

 The sun was shining at -2 at 8:30 this morning. I visited the neighbors at the chicken barn.

I was going to cycle after lunch but then it started with a light snow. So I went on the snowshoes and did the long loop, about 4 km. Temperature was zero so the soft snow made for poor snowshoeing, it kept balling up on the cleats. The last km was the worst, I could clean it off and 50 steps it was just as bad again.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

For tracks

 This is where a fox was digging out lunch, probably a mouse.

I was out the snowshoes for over a hour, overcast at +1. We had a bit of fresh snow, about 2 cm.

We were to Montague afterwards, a lot more snow on the trees there.
We then watched the curling before coming home.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cycling ride

 After lunch I was cycling, the channel at the North River bridge is already opening up.

 I cycled the highway to the Peter Pan intersection, then west to Clyde River, then home by the Ferry Road.

This is the highway looking towards Clyde river, the road was wet with a bit of drizzle at times, temperature was +2 with no wind. No wind is sort of unusual.
Watching curling this evening

Friday, January 17, 2014

Less snow more water

I was out walking after lunch, still lots of snow in the woods and very soft, sinking to my knees in places.

 Lots of water running in the little creek by the bridge.

In the fields the bare ground is showing though the snow.
Drizzle all day with the temperature around 1 and very light wind.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


 This is the view of Georgetown from Brudenell Point, note ice on the water, just some small ice pans.

 I was hiking the yellow trail and part of the blue trail this morning at the Roma settlement.

This large branch is of a large pine tree, it appears the ice storm did some pruning.
It was overcast at 2 when hiking but started to rain as I was driving home. It rain all day at +1.
Changing to snow sometime this evening.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dromore trail

 I and five others hiked the part of the Dromore trail on snowshoes this morning. The wet snow made for poor conditions. We were out for two hours and I logged 4.8 km on the GPS.

Lots of water running in the brook and under the snow in places. It had rained last night and the temperature had been seven but now down to three.
I was cycling for a hour or more during the afternoon and attended a radio club meeting this evening.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Little creek

 Around 2:00 I went out on the snowshoes for 45 minutes, it was mostly a cloudy day but the sun was trying to peek out.
At the little bridge there was a good flow of water in the creek.
The temperature was around 6 with light wind.
I attended a cycling meeting in the morning and the wake of a radio club member at 4:00 PM.