Monday, April 28, 2014

April Trail Breaking

It is not often that you can say "slowed by deep powder" in late April.
Today was one such rare day...
Breaking trail as we glide past Sally Barber Mine.

As the photo above and 2 below show - we did some serious trail breaking on today's outing. The west side of the Sally Barber Mine trail was breaking trail in 6-7 inches of snow and the main French Gulch trail was breaking trail in 8-12 inches of snow!

Lower French Gulch and breaking trail in at least 8 inches...
Middle French Gulch and approaching a foot or more of untouched terrain.

The east side of the Sally Barber Mine trail was the only time we were not breaking trail as there was a set of snowshoe tracks paving the way. Today's video highlight comes from Max & Zorro moving quickly as they get a snowshoe track to ease the way...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Who made those snowshoe tracks? Ah-ha, found them:
Flying by the snowshoers as they laughed and said, "Wow, looks like fun!"

A rare late April day when we can say "slowed by deep snow" - 7.2 miles with 750 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 139 days on the trails covering 1207.3 miles with 138,950 feet of elevation climbed.

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