Tebowing while Skijoring
|Clips of Tebowing while Skijoring as we approach the French Gulch winter |
trailhead. Action video of Tebowing while Skijoring below:
Today's skijoring outing was an action packed outing of a whole array of activities.
1) Tebowing while Skijoring on the return approach to the French Gulch trailhead (see clips & video above). For those not in the know... Tebowing (vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.
2) Another day of breaking trail in 20+ inches of powder (see images below). Similar to yesterday's extreme outing: when we got to the back meadows of French Gulch, we were breaking trail in 12-20+ inches of untouched powder for about 2 miles of skijoring! Lots of Siberian powder power in the 12-18 inch areas and lots of Siberian "bunny hopping" (or "dolphin cresting") in the 20+ areas.
3) Hilarious Max doing a "snow angel" to cool off after skijoring up the gulch at a "siberian comfortable" 3-5 degrees outside!
The Route: Start at the French Gulch winter trailhead and skijor up French Gulch (packed powder to 4 inches of powder for the first 2 miles); continue up the gulch and slowly transition into 12+ inches of untouched powder as we got into the last of the open meadows in the gulch; increase to 20+ and perform the Siberian dolphin cresting to continue to tow me around the last open meadow; take a break and return the same route.
Vital Stats: 7.1 miles; 80m total time; 60m skijoring time (20m of break and tebowing time); 21 MPH top speed; 800 feet of elevation gain up the gulch. Keep in mind we where breaking trail in 12-20 inches for about 2 miles of the outing - factor that into the time and we were really flying in the packed to 4 inch powder sections!
|More breaking trail in about 12 inches of untouched powder.|
|"It's 3 degrees, I've just been plowing through 12-20 inches of powder, need|
to roll around in the snow to cool off," exclaims Max. We are stopped under
the protection of a set of trees to take a break before heading back down.
|A look back at the deep open meadow we powered through.|