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