All members can upload pictures to the web site. Please try to do so early in the week. The pictures help to show how much snow we have in our Five Winds area on the given day, and the type of terrain we ski/snowshoe in. It is particularly helpful for those who did not book the bus that day, especially since people look at conditions in Toronto, Horseshoe, Hardwood Hills or Collingwood, which is not going to have the same conditions as our area as we are in a different "snow belt area." Please be selective on the pictures and post small files. The files posted on our web site are less than 500 kb or 1/2 mb. Most cameras are at least 5 mb (5000 kb), so at least 20 times larger than you need. If you're measuring by size, 640 x 480 size will be more than enough to show the pictures well.
Instructions: You must first be logged in to the web site to see an Upload button. Click the Upload button and scroll to where your pictures are located. Choose your files (max 5 at a time). Click Upload and your files will upload. Please make sure your pictures are oriented correctly If you see your picture that is incorrect, you will be able to delete it by clicking on the picture and selecting the trash can. Please note, we do not have the resources to upload or to fix pictures for you.
We had 37 people registered for the bus this week. We had two snowshoe groups and a number of ski groups. Conditions were much better than we expected and ski groups were able to ski on the trails and in the bush as well as on the marsh and ponds. The snow conditions on the trails and forests has a firm snow base of around 6-12 inches, with a dusting of new snow on top, although under hemlock forests were a bit sparse.
The lakes have 8 inches plus of ice, so safe. Creeks and beaver dams have of course running water, but this generally is not an issue to get around. All ski and snowshoe groups had a very good day whether on trail, in the bush or on the marshes/ponds.