Friday, December 20, 2013


It was a day of the freshies (laying fresh tracks) everywhere we went - wheeee!

"Hope you ate your wheaties today - here we go!" suggest happy little Max & Zorro.
They looked back when I called out for them to wait a second while I caught my breath as I
know the other side of this lip in the trail turns into a long steep section of terrain that always
exercises ALL my skiing abilities to keep up with the downhill beasts. "You better be ready: 
zoom, zoom zoom!"

We ventured to a lesser used set of trails high above French Gulch today. Our route took us on a loop around the trails and we found ourselves laying fresh tracks or breaking trail all day long - nice!!!

Laying fresh tracks in 4-6 inches as we trot through the open meadow.
Laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches as we sprint along through the forest.
Breaking trail in over 15 inches of snow for about 1/2 a mile! What a workout!
The Siberians are airborne in this shot as they hop out of the deep snow to keep making progress.

Of course, "deep snow days" cut into our typical mileage for an outing. But no complaints from any of us - private snow from 2-15 inches all day is worth it! 7.8 miles covered with 1150 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

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