Friday, January 24, 2014

Backcountry Sun

"Are you SURE we have to turnaround?
We are having a great time!" ask the
happy & inquisitive pair when I called
out time to turn around.
A beautiful blue sky and bright sun as we toured the backcountry around Indiana Creek today.

The amazing thing about the day is that it was 4 below zero when we woke up. Oh boy did the sun come through as the morning progressed. Temperatures were still in the teens when we hit the trails; but that strong & bright sun sure made it feel warm!

Blue skies & bright sun as we traverse the middle meadow in the Indiana Creek gulch.
Most of this trail is actually in the forest, not open meadows.
A nice shot of the Siberians towing me up the narrow trail through the trees.
Sprinting across the lower meadow on our way back to the trailhead - wheeee!

As has become standard for tours around Indiana Creek this year: at least one pause to search for moose in the adjacent meadows.
"Here moosie moose! Where are you? We've seen you from this exact location before!"
state the moose surveying pair.

A fun backcountry tour covering 8 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 74 days on the trails covering 636.6 miles with 75,250 feet of elevation climbed.

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