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PostPosted: April 6th, 2017, 7:11 pm 
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Outdoor rinks closed.
Skiing yes. A lot of skiing.
But who wants to do that at 1 degree in the pouring rain?


Me! Lol...some of my favourite days in the park was slushy snow on kickers. But if you carve hard, thats trouble!! Algonquin had a snowfall warning today so thats a bit of a bummer. But i have 23degree weather on Monday so its paddle testing day! And well...crappie fishing too!


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PostPosted: April 6th, 2017, 8:23 pm 
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We are still ice fishing.. Its hard to mix the two hobbies of ice fishing and canoeing though I suppose it can be done.

We will have skiing till June.. You may have to walk up, but the snow will be there. We just had some avalanches. Seven feet of snow in the ravines.

Reggae ski weekend at Sugarloaf coming!


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PostPosted: April 6th, 2017, 8:46 pm 
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The ice is cleared off the local rivers last weekend. We had such weird weather here (Manitoba) that I got out paddling in February during a warm rainy week. Yes I was, am, impatient to get out.


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PostPosted: April 6th, 2017, 9:57 pm 
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There is still one foot of snow in South Central AK, (Kenai Peninsula) the lakes have 3 feet of ice on them but the rivers are starting to break up.
I'm getting the itch to paddle bad, and may have to brave one of the rivers soon, they should open up in the next week or two.

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2017, 7:27 am 
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Maybe go skiing today and then for a day paddle on Sun with temps around 20!!!

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2017, 10:14 pm 
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Double post, didn't see the second page, my computer is really slow.

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PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 8:14 am 
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The dangers of cold water.
The stupidity of some.. costing a young boy his life.

http://www.mymuskokanow.com/53294/child ... acebridge/


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PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 9:23 am 
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Upstream of the falls there is a line of buoys which probably has strainers, dock furniture, etc floating against it. There are danger signs everywhere, upstream and in the park. The guy must have been pinned(not canoe term).


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PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 3:24 pm 
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Got out on the Mississippi today! Good spring time levels, +2 when we started, but with dry suits on and the sun out it was great. Hope to go for one last ski tomorrow in the Gatineau Park


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Highway 7 runs are open from what I could see today. High levels. Ice on the lakes in the area but receding fast.

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PostPosted: April 14th, 2017, 12:49 pm 
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Got out today to test a boat load(literally) of paddles. So much fun to feel the water. Places are limited but bradford/holland river is all open. Drive by all the fishermen and drop in! Happy Easter everyone and get out there today!!!!


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PostPosted: April 14th, 2017, 6:39 pm 
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Not yet.. but the ice blued up. Its nice to be able to dig in the dirt.. Canoeing will be next week.


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PostPosted: April 14th, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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I agree with Canoeheadted's "embrace it" strategy. I did more winter hiking this year than in my whole life before this year, and did a short snowshoeing trip in Algonquin for my birthday in February. I wish we'd had snow longer so I could have snowshoed more.

There are lots of places to hike right now. There is almost always something you can do to keep busy outdoors--being inactive waiting for the next season to come does not work for me.


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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 8:26 am 
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Its nice to be retired. We already got in two weeks of paddling in . In Florida. What I am eagerly awaiting too is biking outside on bike paths.
The paved roads are open but there aren't any shoulders on them here and the edge of the travel lanes are crumbled and the dirt roads are still a mud morass( and we have lots of dirt roads).

So it is mountain climbing today.. The nice thing is that the leaves do not block views at this time of the year. And we can look for evidence of the animals becoming more active.


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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 9:53 am 
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I do agree to embrace the winter. I did quite a few plein air paintings of the season. But i missed my red canoe!! So glad i can paddle again! Btw Littleredcanoe, i am envious of the retirement. I might try freedom 35.....thats if my wife lets me!!! :rofl:


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