Monday, April 14, 2014

April Pow

An April pow, pow, Powder Day on the trails today!

Having a blast plowing through about 10 inches of fresh powder!

Powder days in April are always a rare treat and today was spectacular as we found ourselves in 5-10 inches of fresh snow for most of our 7.4 mile outing.

Cresting over the trail at Sally Barber Mine as we break trail in 8-10 inches of fresh snow.
Gliding down a gentle slope with tons of fresh snow to ourselves all day!

Our route for the day consisted of 3 parts: (1) breaking trail up & over Sally Barber mine as we traversed from the west trailhead to the east trailhead; (2) breaking trail out the main French Gulch Trail; and (3) riding our own tracks back along the French Gulch Trail. So, it was breaking trail for about 3/4 of the outing and then riding our own tracks for the last 1/4.
Picking up the speed as we enjoy running in the tracks we set on the way out
French Gulch.

A rare extreme powder day in April covering 7.4 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 130 days on the trails covering 1121.8 miles with 129,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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