Look at the Schnee!!!

Finally, Finally the snow has stopped!!!!

The kids went back to school after 2 1/2 weeks of Christmas vacation!  Lucky kids!!

The sky is clear tonight and it’s getting a little colder, the best part about the snow finally stopping is we might be able to see the Northern lights. I stole this little bit of info from MSN – The sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday, which means it will shake up Earth’s magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south, possibly as far south as Colorado and central Illinois. He said the best viewing would probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.

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The solar storm is already causing airline flights to be diverted around the North Pole and South Pole and may disrupt GPS devices Thursday.

The northern lights are a result of charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field. As particles from the solar wind enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere, they collide with the individual atoms of our atmosphere to produce the spectacular light show.

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Here are some photos from snow-covered Muskoka ON. ! 😀 😀

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Our big droopy trees

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Heavy snow load!

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After the roof has been shovelled a little tunnel to get into the house!!

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The amount of snow that fell yesterday…Yes I am wearing Minnie mouse PJ bottoms…the snow is almost up to my knees!!

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The view from our back door onto the deck after the roof had been shovelled!!! I think I’m going to open the door and put my beers in there! Good old-fashioned Canadian Cooler LoL!! 😀

The Ice Trail – Arrowhead Provincial Park

I have camped at Arrowhead Park during the summer months, it’s beautiful.  The park has always been open in the winter and offered crosscountry ski trails, snowshoeing, hiking and have now added a skating trail!  I’ve skated on outdoor rinks and on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa but never through the forest.

We only live about an hour away from the park, great way to spend the day, I can’t wait to go !

 

The Ice Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Opened in 2012 at Arrowhead Provincial Park just north of Huntsville, the Ice Trail is a 300 metre skate path set amidst the snow-dusted trees that wind through the East River Campground. Offering skate rentals for the whole family, this totally unique trail is a fantastic activity that lets you explore Ontario’s great outdoors in winter in a fun new way.

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Whether you are an expert skater or just starting out, the Ice Trail offers an opportunity for anyone, regardless or age or ability, to enjoy the fresh air this season. Day time skating parties can also be arranged, and camp sites can be booked for afternoon campfires, for time with family and friends. Such a blast!

Click here for some video scenes of the Ice Trail (around .5 secs and .39 secs….)

For more information about the trail, including hours of operation, weather conditions or bookings, please call the Arrowhead Provincial Park at 705-789-5105. See you on Ontario’s favourite outdoor ice trail!

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