Monday, January 20, 2014

Cruising Day

A serene & peaceful outing cruising around Indiana Creek trails today.

"HI! I am having the BEST time today!" exclaims happy Max at our turnaround point of the day.
"Checking your ski, because it is going to be a fast return leg!" declares Zorro.

Our route took us out & back on one of our favorite Indiana Creek trails. The first 3/4 mile (and, thus, last 3/4 mile) is a popular and frequently used trail; so it was a wide & fast packed track.
Cruising along the heavily used 3/4 mile section of trail. This trail is never groomed, but
it gets such heavy use it almost seems groomed after a few days of no new snow.

After the first 3/4 mile, the traffic on the trail starts to drop off dramatically. It quickly becomes a "single track" that is barely 2 Siberians wide...
Trail getting narrower. Notice the Siberians glancing at the exposed Indiana Creek as
they lean to the left while jogging by. "Eek, the creek - lean to the left!"
Single track does not alway mean "slow track" as I am following my fast & airborne
partners along the narrow set trail.

We have seen a quite a few moose in Indiana Creek this year; so no outing is complete without a few "moose inspection" points...
Slowing a little as we jog by a meadow where we have seen moose before.
"Must check for moose while jogging by!" say the glancing Siberians.

A "cruising day" around Indiana Creek covering 7.9 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 71 days on the trails covering 608.7 miles with 71,950 feet of elevation climbed.

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