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upper canada snowmobile region - december 30-2017

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Travelled Saturday to Iroquois / Morrisburg region (former district 1) as noticed trails were open (yellow) - lots of traffic on highway 401 heading east, a huge stretch of accidents just west of Napanee (two vehicles upside down in ditch in two separate incidents) but got to an early check in at the Iroquois Motel which is offering a special sledder's rate of $60 per night, (sled like Ned Nickerson for the weekend !)  and got a few afternoon kilometers in.

 

Trails conditions ranged from darn excellent to pretty scratchy depending on terrain - definitely more snow needed in places - but very little sled traffic. Posting a couple of pictures while I wait for things to warm up today and likely won't be bothering to take too many more pictures due to the cold.

 

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For those who might be initially confused avec moi with the new Interactive Trail Map of the region where most of the trails are labelled A104....a104.jpg.a5229b683668b4bb83b5f10ee8434d99.jpg

 

.....if you zoom in a bit, the correct (I think) trail numbers appear.....

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As mentioned above, stayed at the Iroquois Motel - (613) 652-4176 - no web site - and here is my review from 2014 - some info is outdated but you can get the general idea -  good basic place -

 

For those of you with a little more money or requiring luxury accomodation the McIntosh Inn is trail side in Morrisburg:

http://www.mcintoshcountryinn.com/

(big sledding supporter)

 

The former district 1 has a new web site for info and excellent trail loop suggestions:

UPPER CANADA SNOWMOBILE REGION
http://ucsr.ca/

 

My thanks to the Riverside Club and the others on which I  have not yet ridden for providing trails this early.

 

Going to be plugging in the electric jacket today that's for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Having just got back to sledding after a LONG hiatus, I have never seen the trails down that way, I don't think they opened since I've been back. 

I will definitely be down that way this year!

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Nice pics, thanks for sharing.  Tried zooming into the destination signs page, looking for my SIL's area, couldn't find it.  I think she's a wee bit further East of you (Embrun).

 

Enjoy the trails down there, they don't happen often.

 

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Been outside this morning - 27, truck starts okay despite not being plugged in, (plug ins available) and enjoying a new sledding breakfast developed a few weeks ago in anticipation of this sledding season - Breakfast Schnitzel - replace the usual bread crumbs with Corn Flakes crumbs and a herb and spices set featuring nutmeg and cinnamon. Not bad - needs a bit of maple syrup.

 

Some pictures from touring around yesterday - heated jacket liner came in real handy. Figured camera was easier to use and stayed warmer in pants pocket as opposed to jacket pocket so did get some nice momentos:

 

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Snow on fields in good shape

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Hard to groom areas in the forests were thin in places and had some wear - better than no trail at all....

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Running along the St. Lawrence River or at least part of it....lots of wind from the north west....

 

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And back into the woods and (thankfully!) out of the wind...

 

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Happy New Year!

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20 hours ago, Denis007 said:

Nice pics, thanks for sharing.  Tried zooming into the destination signs page, looking for my SIL's area, couldn't find it.  I think she's a wee bit further East of you (Embrun).

 

Enjoy the trails down there, they don't happen often.

 

Not too much further on a warmer day!

 

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Trail report in and around that area from January 2013 - year of the big ice storm

 

 

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23 hours ago, slomo said:

Travelled Saturday to Iroquois / Morrisburg region (former district 1) as noticed trails were open (yellow) - lots of traffic on highway 401 heading east, a huge stretch of accidents just west of Napanee (two vehicles upside down in ditch in two separate incidents) but got to an early check in at the Iroquois Motel which is offering a special sledder's rate of $60 per night, (sled like Ned Nickerson for the weekend !)  and got a few afternoon kilometers in.

 

Trails conditions ranged from darn excellent to pretty scratchy depending on terrain - definitely more snow needed in places - but very little sled traffic. Posting a couple of pictures while I wait for things to warm up today and likely won't be bothering to take too many more pictures due to the cold.

 

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For those who might be initially confused avec moi with the new Interactive Trail Map of the region where most of the trails are labelled A104....a104.jpg.a5229b683668b4bb83b5f10ee8434d99.jpg

 

.....if you zoom in a bit, the correct (I think) trail numbers appear.....

local.jpg.37f27049f3a95ee9909b227326800d5e.jpg

 

As mentioned above, stayed at the Iroquois Motel - (613) 652-4176 - no web site - and here is my review from 2014 - some info is outdated but you can get the general idea -  good basic place -

 

For those of you with a little more money or requiring luxury accomodation the McIntosh Inn is trail side in Morrisburg:

http://www.mcintoshcountryinn.com/

(big sledding supporter)

 

The former district 1 has a new web site for info and excellent trail loop suggestions:

UPPER CANADA SNOWMOBILE REGION
http://ucsr.ca/

 

My thanks to the Riverside Club and the others on which I  have not yet ridden for providing trails this early.

 

Going to be plugging in the electric jacket today that's for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slomo, thanks for the review. I will pass your comments to my club (Riverside) and our District Manager re the trail loops. If you need any help regarding trail info, our District Office is located in The MacIntosh Inn, suite 229. Use the east entrance at the top of the stairs. Look for John Boals. 

21 hours ago, Denis007 said:

Nice pics, thanks for sharing.  Tried zooming into the destination signs page, looking for my SIL's area, couldn't find it.  I think she's a wee bit further East of you (Embrun).

 

Enjoy the trails down there, they don't happen often.

 

Denis, embrun would be more North from Iroquois/Morrisburg. As for our season, we have opened before New Years in 3 of the last 7 years and would generally have 10-12 weeks riding (except for the last 3) contrary to your not often remark. 

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On 2018-01-01 at 5:05 AM, slomo said:

 

Running along the St. Lawrence River or at least part of it....lots of wind from the north west....

 

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Slomo, this is what that trail looks like today. 

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3 hours ago, Big Pete said:

Slomo, this is what that trail looks like today. 

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That's an ugly picture. What a shame.

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7 hours ago, Big Pete said:

Slomo, this is what that trail looks like today. 

 

It''ll be back! (don't know to thank you for the picture or not though) ;-)

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