Friday, November 14, 2014

Sally Barber Wheeee

Today was our first skijor of the Sally Barber/French Gulch trails this 2014/2015 Season - wheeee!
Outstretched & perfectly in-sync skijoring partners flying along the main Sally Barber Trail.
Sally Barber is one of our favorite fast trails to run all winter and the snowstorm of the last few days finally laid enough snow on the trail to uncork the skijoring engine up, down & around Sally Barber Mine today - woo hoo....
"Sprint tuck" & still perfectly in-sync skijoring along the trails!

Today's video highlight is from one of the few open, sprint tracks along the main Sally Barber Trail. Max & Zorro have all the sprint tracks memorized and they automatically launch into high gear when we get to each section of sprint track.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Our favorite path on this network of trails is to go up, over & down Sally Barber Mine and then skijor out & back on French Gulch. While the Sally Barber video and photos above show other tracks on the trail, look at what we found on the French Gulch leg - laying fresh tracks:
The French Gulch Trail was untouched as we found ourselves happily laying fresh tracks
in 3-5 inches of powder this whole leg of the outing. Nice!

The following shot is hilarious (or amazing, or both). The French Gulch Trail is one of the first to dry out in Spring, so we usually stop using this trail in April. I looked at my trail log from last season and it was April 20th the last time we were able to skijor far out French Gulch. On that outing we saw a pair of moose off the trail and in French Creek. When we reached the same point as the "moose sighting" almost 7 months ago, Max & Zorro paused and surveyed the terrain for moose. The exact same place they saw moose 7 months ago! Hilarious, Amazing or Both?!?
"We remember, we remember - where are the moose!!!!!" say the intense moose surveying pair.

Back on one of our favorite local trails. Winter is finally arriving in full force! 8.7 miles with 750 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 14 days on the trails covering 110.5 miles with 12150 feet of elevation climbed.

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