Winter Gets Rolling With Snow Dump as Ski Hills and Trails Open

Photo (c) John Rathwell Photography

Photo (c) John Rathwell Photography

This week’s welcome dump of 25cm of snow in the Ottawa region has really got winter rolling! Ski hills are all open, some starting 7-day operations this week, and cross country ski trails around Ottawa and Gatineau are groomed or ready for back-country Nordic skiers!
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How To: Use Clamps for Secure, Flexible Camera Mount

I have two (working) GoPros and a couple waterproof digital cameras with which I record my various little adventures around Ottawa, and I’m constantly trying to figure out clever ways to jam, hang, or balance them in precarious places to get just the right shot. This might sound like nothing much, but mounting your $400, non-floating GoPro somewhere on your rental canoe as you run down rapids is challenging. On my own equipment I can stick GoPro mounts, but those things are hard to get off borrowed gear.

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RA Canoe Club Looking for Adventurer

The RA Canoe Club is looking for one more adventurer for their 2015 trip down Mountain River in the Northwest Territories.

This looks like an amazing river trip: 320km of some of the last, untouched wilderness in the country! Check out this BlackFeather tours video promoting their Mountain River trip:

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