Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Powder Day

2014 arrived with a ton of new powder on our trails - woo hoo!

Stalled momentarily as we decide whether to follow the "deep snow" trail to the right
or come back to the left and break trail in only 8 inches of powder...

We got up early to get to the trails and be first tracks for 2014's first powder day. Success! We were first tracks up to Sally Barber Mine, then first tracks down the other side of the mine to French Gulch and then first tracks all the way out French Gulch. The further we went in French Gulch, the deeper it got - as witnessed by the photo above.

A fun short video of "powder blasting skijoring" on the trails today - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

It was laying fresh tracks to breaking trail almost the entire day! We also had a "moose sighting" in French Gulch. I do not have a photo of the moose as it was too close for my liking so I quickly moved everyone up the trail to safety...

Breaking trail up French Gulch.
Laying fresh tracks as we crest over Sally Barber Mine.

A great way to start 2014: 8.7 miles with 850 feet of elevation climbed and fresh snow all to ourselves all day!

2013/2014 Season to Date: 57 days on the trails covering 491.5 miles with 57,700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 26 MPH.

"We like this start to 2014 - bring it on!" say the Happy Huskies.

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