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Topic: VIDEO:  Bruce Trail - Winter Backpack, 3 day hike on Ontario's Bruce Trail< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Hello fellow hikers,   As the weather gets nicer I'm sure we're all planning spring and summer hikes.  I sure am looking forward to the nice weather, but this past winter the 'cabin fever' got the better of me.  My son and I embarked on a 3 day hike along a portion of Ontario's Bruce Trail.  The Bruce Trail is a          900 km long route located in South-Western Ontario, Canada.  It follows the rugged terrain of the Niagara Escarpment...yes, the same escarpment that Niagara Falls tumbles over. This past February we backpacked a 25 km stretch of the trail near Georgian Bay.  Here is a short video of our adventure:

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Looks like a very pleasant outing.  Thanks for sharing.  One question - that looks like wonderful terrain for cross country skis.  Any reason you didn't ski it.  Just curious.

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Hi hikerjer,   Glad you liked the video.  In regards to your question about cross-country skiing.  Originally we planned on taking our snowshoes, but left them in our car when we saw how well-packed the trails were, and the weather forecast was for no snow.  But, yes, cross country skis would have been good on about 70% of the trail, at the top of the escarpment where things were pretty level, however the remaining 30% of the trail that was steep, winding ,boulder strewn and would have made it very challenging on cross country skis.
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remaining 30% of the trail that was steep, winding ,boulder strewn and would have made it very challenging on cross country skis.
  Wayne

Got ya.   Been there, done that.  In cases like that, I'm never to proud to take off my skis and carry them.

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Nice TR guys.  Love winter hiking! I've heard the advice before to start melting snow with water in the pan, and I have no doubt that it's true. But can anyone explain, chemically that is, how it's possible to scorch H2O?
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Nice TR guys.  Love winter hiking! I've heard the advice before to start melting snow with water in the pan, and I have no doubt that it's true. But can anyone explain, chemically that is, how it's possible to scorch H2O?

I don't think you so much scorch the H2O, as boil any water away that comes from the snow without water previously being in the pan.  You may well then scorcth the pan.  Just my take based on my experience.

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It seems you got an amazing outing!In the video I can see that you're enjoying it a lot, looks like everything run according to plans no hassle and problems come along.
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