Friday, January 4, 2013

Fast and Deep

Today's skijor outing consisted of "fast, packed trails" to "deep, breaking trail" and everything in between! Woo - what fun!
"Conditions are great - what a fun day!" expresses happy Max.
"Yum - have you tasted the snow - very tasty today!" slurps satisfied Zorro.
You can see the untouched trail behind them we are about to embark upon - trail breaking fun.
The trails "closer to civilization" were well established snowmobile trails - as shown below:
A beautiful "bluebird day" as we transition out of the forest and into a wide open meadow - following
an established snowmobile track with about an inch of powder on top.
Transitioning from a nice "skijor trot" into a "skijor sprint" - again on an established
snowmobile track with a 1-2 inch layer of fresh snow.
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The trails "far from civilization" were untouched and all to ourselves. The first photo above shows some of the more shallow (4-8 inches) of untouched trail to break through, the photos below show the deep extremes of the outing...
Great shot of the Siberians powering through deep snow. Max is "taking off" in a leap to power forward
as Zorro lands his most recent leap.
Reverse of the previous shot - Max has landed his recent leap and Zorro is leaping out of the snow to
move himself forward. 
A great day on some of the established snowmobile trails near French Gulch and on some of the lesser used (lesser known) trails far back in the forests - total stats: 8.3 miles, 1550 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

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