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around petawawa feb 16-17 2019

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Never been in this area sledding before - snow and trail conditions are excellent. As is my usual habit just following the nose of the sled around with only the vaguest of destinations to mark a turn around point....day break picture for Blake G....

 

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Over to KCC's territory ....trail between Chalk River and Deep River a gem for riders such as myself...

 

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in an easterly direction  ....

 

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a trail that shouldn't be missed if in the area....trail 114...

 

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and inspired by Voice of Fire hanging at the National Gallery in Ottawa for 2 million dollars or more....

 

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here is Voice of Snow.....priceless....

 

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(hmmm going to have to talk to them about installing matching stakes either side of the trail....kind of throws things off...)

 

Revised version...

 

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Getting a late start today...the breakfast at the hotel starts at 7 am (hmmmmphh more like brunch time if you ask me) and the lure of the waffle machine is overwhelming....more later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking good slomo...:right_on:

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6 hours ago, IQ TURBO said:

Looking good slomo...:right_on:

I think you and the northern crew would like the A trail around here - happy wanderings on the trails that never disappoint~!

2 hours ago, KCC said:

Glad to see you having a great time!  

Your club does an excellent job of trails and signs - any idea how far the exit 2 trail is to the Pines Motel? I started down it to find out, but after the little bridge, turned back as trail was very bumby.

 

Did a run over to Rolphton this morning - on the A trail mainly and a few side trails -  needed the heated jacket and double socks as somehow the temperatures were way lower than forecast - in for lunch just now and out again soon. Here are a few pictures....

 

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A couple of things I noted - down in District 1 a couple of weeks ago, most people gave the 'last sled in line' with a clenched fist to the chest...here it is mostly the pointing to the ground gesture...Also, people are very courteous with the hand signals - even those who passed me at least gave the last sled in line signal so that I could get back into the trail mode more safely after they passed. One group of about 6 sleds, each rider passing gave a next sled in line number, until the last rider in this professional looking group gave a thanks wave and last sled inline signal. Neat.

 

 

 

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Pics look great..Awesome..

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Awesome pics slomo....  trails look mint out there.   my encounters with oncoming sledders this weekend have been less than stellar....  lots and I mean lots of no signals and udiots in the middle of the trail. 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, gobills said:

Awesome pics slomo....  trails look mint out there.   my encounters with oncoming sledders this weekend have been less than stellar....  lots and I mean lots of no signals and udiots in the middle of the trail. 

 

 

 

Bring your family trucksters up here gobills - Quality Inn, pool, hot tub, waffle machine & good breakfast, lots of parking. (I received no conpensation or special consideration for the mention of any commercial enterprise - unlike some) Good sightlines along the trails for safe family transport. Trail from hotel is across the road over 4 lanes of traffic - most folks were crossing the lanes and accessing via a cut in the high snowbank, but I found it safer to follow the plowed sidewalk around the Kelsey's restaurant next door and cross with the traffic light. Rouskiis helped a great deal.

 

A couple of closing pictures - maybe these guys recognize themselves...

 

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Back to the grind tomorrow - planning next trip. A big thanks to the clubs in the area for all their hard work - interesting to explore a new riding area and see in person those things that KCC posted about. Easy access to Burger King in Deep River not advertised too well which for me is good- will keep this from ms. slomo. Love the whopper, but high in fat and calories.

 

 

 

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We tend to only promote businesses that support snowmobiling, but I just have never had any luck in trying to get the with Burger King & Subway on board.  The route into the pines motel is about 0.8 kms of trail (narrow bridge) and then about 1km of road. There has been complaints from the neighbor in that area of sleds speeding, so please go slow, as the trail is on private land we don't want access pulled to both the Deep River Motel & Pines Motel. Here is a snap shot of the route to the pines, deep river motel is first road on the right.   Glad to hear you had a great time of the trails on our area!  

 

 

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:41 PM, KCC said:

We tend to only promote businesses that support snowmobiling, but I just have never had any luck in trying to get the with Burger King & Subway on board.

 

 

 

Well, let's try this:

The Burger King restaurant number for Deep River is 8642  - link to the survey is:

 

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Full Disclosure - by filling out the survey, I get a free Whopper (plain- no cheese) if I buy a small, medium, or large fry, and a soft drink within one month.

 

 

 

 

 

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Missed this during the summer. Glad it's making the rounds, again.

 

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If I make it up to Eganville for the sled races next Feb', I may haul my sled along & do some exploring east of Pembroke the next day.

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You won't regret it. 

Despite some serious trail losses in the area, there is some epic sledding to be had. 

I was following and lost for the most part my one extensive ride in the area, but the 2 trails leading to The Sands on Golden Lake S of the rail trail really stand out in my memory.

I have returned to the area just for them.

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