Come with Me on a Quick Ski down the Long Piney Woods Trail
My favourite cross-country ski trail at Glenelg Nordic.
You enter Long Piney Woods Trail after crossing the snowmobile trail, and heading down a long straight line between the pine trees.
At first it's gently downhill, and you can't see where you're headed in the distance.
And as you get down there and look back, you can't see where you've come from either, no 'light at the end of the tunnel'.
Looking the other direction, you just look up into the branches of the pine trees. You're headed gently uphill, and for a moment or three, you're in the wilderness, out of sight of both your starting point and your goal.
But then you go over the lip of the hill, and there's the light at the end of the tunnel.
It's a beautiful and sometimes very fast glide down the long slope. My first time skiing here I had to yell at the group to get out of the way, and I sailed right past them out into the deeper snow of the meadow!