Oh those silly three year olds at one of our turnaround points skijoring atop French Creek this morning!
|"I dare you!" declares Jack.|
"I accept!" responds Rudy :)
We started the morning going to check the status of the spring crust over French Creek. I was hoping the crust was still solid enough to hold us. Well, success!!! The crust was perfect and even had an inch or two of fresh snow atop it!
|Laying fresh tracks in the solid crust over French Creek.|
We did multiple laps around and across the meadow in the prior photo. Then, we exited the crust to skijor to Sally Barber Mine and then come back. Well, coming back meant we stopped to turnaround at the mine. Yep, turnaround is roll around time:
|The "snow angel twins" doing their usual turnaround antics :)|
The trail to/from the mine was actually a little beat up from warm days and heavy use. So, we did less skijoring on the mine trail than usual and went back to the French Creek crust for another few laps before ending the day.
|Great shot of the expansive meadow of crust over French Creek.|
Nice shot of Jack & Rudy laying fresh tracks with snow
poofs behind them.
Today's video highlight is, of course, a fun clip of us skijoring atop the spring crust over French Creek. Watch at about 28 seconds along and I surprise Jack & Rudy by calling out a "right" to go through a gap in the bushes. But, the smart kids immediately find the gap for my "right" command and they quickly pass through and realign to keep on going. Wheeee!
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Another fun day on the French Creek crust to report to elder Zorro:
|"Sounds like they did good!" surmises Zorro.|
"Skijor, play and snow angels - perfect outing!" adds the giggle twins.
Great crust outing today with a bit beaten down trail to/from the mine in between: 6.7 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 144 days on the trails covering 1173.0 miles with 100,600 feet of elevation climbed.