Post Number: 12
|Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:36 pm: ||
I am considering doing this trail over Christmas-time this year and was wondering about what the winter trails conditions are normally like at this time of the year? (Access roads, ice, snow depth, etc.). Last year I did the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at Christmas time and found conditions more in-line with cold-weather backpacking (i.e. pack instead of sled, no snowshoes, and never had to melt snow) than the original vision of winter camping. Would these "cold-weather backpacking" techniques be the way to go this time as well? Finally is the trail reasonably well marked and/or used during the winter?
Thanks in advance.
(Message edited by ramah_tripper on November 26, 2007)
Post Number: 509
|Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 7:44 pm: ||
I think you have to pose your question closer to the time you are planning to go.
I am not sure if Temiskaming Highland trail is used/open in the winter.Suggest you go to:
and see if you can make contact with them.
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:02 pm: ||
Thanks Ed, I will contact Nastawgan Trails directly.
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 8:50 am: ||
You want to talk with either Les Wilcox (NT president) or Murray Muir. They have both hiked the trail extensively in the late fall/early winter.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 10:23 am: ||
Over the Christmas holidays last year we did a number of day hikes between New L. and Devil's Rock.
We also spent several nights south of a hydro project in the same area (sorry I don't remember the exact location).
Hiking was very easy because there was very little snow - certainly not enogh for skis or shoes.
Very nice time with many scenic views.