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 46 people registered for the bus this week, a number of ski groups and two snowshoe groups. Snow conditions were better than the week before with new snow, probably more snow in this area, and more time for some of the streams to freeze up (in moving water, there are still open spots but it seemed less than the week before -- note: some areas never freeze up). In the hemlock forests where there is usually less snow cover because of the trees, it was very much ski-able so transitioning into the next area was seamless without taking off skis. More snow would still be nice, especially for the trails, but on the other hand, without having to "break trail" groups could cover much more ground.