Tuesday, March 12, 2013

700 and 100

Today we surpassed 700 miles skijoring for our 2012/2013 season!
We also surpassed 100 miles skijoring the past 10 days for our "mini Iditarod".

We got a surprise amount of snow yesterday and overnight. The forecast was for minimal or trace amounts of snow - the reality was 4-8 inches depending on your location! Woo!
Breaking trail in about 6 inches of fresh powder as we pass Sally Barber Mine.
First tracks on the Sally Barber Mine trail - so much fun to be the first on the trail
after new snow!
First tracks on the French Gulch trail. I think you get the theme of the day:
fresh tracks and breaking trail!
After having the Sally Barber and French Gulch trails all to ourselves this morning, we did encounter some tourists arriving at the French Gulch trailhead as we were finishing our outing:
As we were skijoring by, this guy said, "Hey, can I ask you a few questions?"
Max & Zorro said, "Sure! How can we help you?"
We answered a few questions about the trails before finishing our outing for the day.
Today was day 10 of our "mini Iditarod" covering 8.4 miles, 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH (lots of fun, fresh powder kept our top speed to a modest 17 MPH).

Our total stats after 10 Iditarod days: 100.3 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation climbed.

GPS summary of the outing. A top speed of only 17 MPH tells you that
we (happily) traded speed for powder today!

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