A closer view looking east shows the slopes of Georgian Peaks Ski Club, down the northwest side of Blue Mountain. This is where I mentioned a landslide they needed to fix, about halfway down. Beyond that hill are several other private clubs, and one big public club. They'll all be going full speed this weekend!
Self-portrait, looking about straight north.
****Today I was back to Meaford yet again for coffee with another Bruce Trail volunteer. This being a volunteer involves more than just being out hiking; there seems to be more and more paperwork and organization to be done! After lunch I managed another good long snowshoe, almost one and a half hours, so I was up to an hour and 45 minutes for the day. Compared to other dedicated walkers I read about, that's still not much, though on snowshoes it feels like a lot. I'd like to push myself to that level every day.
Yesterday the Canadian government announced that admission will be free to all Canada's National Parks for the entire year 2017 (!!!), which is Canada's 150th Anniversary. What a fabulous way to celebrate. In the past we have visited many National Parks, all the way from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. We said to each other, let's go on a big road trip or two in 2017, and see a bunch of the parks again. I'm already looking forward to it! You can see a great map of our National Parks here.