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!
Always the highlight of my ski here.
All that fluffy white snow! Ahhh.....looks like a heavenly place to ski.ReplyDelete
Beautiful I could get lost in that beauty soo easily ! Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good evening !ReplyDelete
Another wonderful ski trip.ReplyDelete
The tunnel of trees is beautiful. What a lovely place to ski.ReplyDelete
Oh, it's wonderful! Thanks for the ski memories. :-)ReplyDelete
Not much room to pass anybody there. It reminds me of a footpath I've walked in Northumberland which is a similar tunnel through pines. Almost dark in there at times during summer.ReplyDelete
Reminds me so much & takes me back to the days when Kelly & I used to cross-country ski a favorite conservation area just east of St. Mary's Ontario. Wildwood.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful scenery in these shots of the snow trail!ReplyDelete
this just looks like the most beautiful place and sounds like so much fun!!! and that sign, i just love it. i would really like to try this!!!ReplyDelete
I love these photos! They look like paintings. It must be so beautiful and peaceful in there. I guess one would have to really pay attention to keeping in the tracks. One wrong move and you're in the trees!ReplyDelete
Wow. Straight works really well for me. I'm not the world's best skier. Nor am I a fan of pine plantations, but this one is beautiful in the snow.ReplyDelete