|Handsome Max inspecting the left fork in the trail.|
"Do we go this way? Looks fun!"
Normally, that much distance breaking trail would be the highlight of any outing - normally... The real highlight of today's outing was "Where in the world are we?!?"
Our plan was to skijor the network of bike trails near French Gulch. This is a popular network in the summer for biking & hiking. We had run these trail many time in the summer, but never explored for skijoring until today. Oh boy do things look COMPLETELY different when covered by snow! We got lost 3 different times during our excursion. Luckily I have a GPS with us on our outings. Each time the environment started to look very unfamiliar, I would check the GPS and find us way off the intended route. "How on earth did we miss that last turn?" I asked Max & Zorro who responded, "Turn, what turn - but look at all the fun snow this way! Let's Go!"
Naturally, all the photos we have from the outing have the same theme "Whee and Deep!"
|Breaking trail on the right trail for once during the outing! :-)|
|No idea where we are in this shot; but Max says it looks promising to go up this way.|
Oh boy do things look different in the summer! :-)
|Look - a trail marker next to Zorro! Woo Hoo, we are on the right track (for now).|
|Too deep to "plow", Max & Zorro need to hop through the snow on this portion of the trial.|
A nice shot of Max's airborne back legs as he lands his front after hopping in the deep
snow to make progress.
Tally for the day: 10.4 miles, 2150 feet of elevation climbed - woo!