With sled adventures on Manitoulin East and West in our rearview mirror, we arrived at the Pinewood Motor Inn in Espanola. Greeted by the friendly, accommodating staff, we were checked in quickly, then we unloaded the sleds and parked them right outside our doors. As sledders, we love the convenience of having them close for easy packing, to make our morning launch efficient.
As usual, we reached out to a fellow volunteer (we had met a few times at volunteer functions) for some riding ideas and trip plans. Our contact this time was Dennis Lendrum, the past president of the Espanola and District Snowmobile Club. Luckily for us, he offered to give us the fifty-cent tour, which turned out to be priceless and way beyond our expectations.