A great day zoooooming along the trails near Sally Barber Mine and in French Gulch!
|Just enough recent snow on the trails for fast packed (but not icy) conditions all day!|
Today's extended video captures the action of the day. Go, go, going all day - wheeee!
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We skijored up & over the Sally Barber Mine Trail before going out & back on the main French Gulch Trail. As has been the theme all season, the "scent & tracks of moose" were ever present in French Gulch...
|Talented Zorro - surveying the gulch for moose without breaking stride running!|
Far back in French Gulch and time to turnaround:
|"Okay - the moose scent was stronger back down the trail anyway!" says happy little Zorro.|
"In a second, let me check the trees for moose first!" states intensely surveying Max.
We caught up to a group of skiers with loose dogs on the way back, so we turned around and skied back out French Gulch for a little ways to give them a head start before sprinting back to the trailhead ourselves. Okay, we gave them a 7+ minute head start, everyone ready to go?
|"Yes! Let's put the pedal to the metal and head back!" state the agreeable pair.|
Of course we caught the group again; but just as we arrived at the trailhead.
A fast & satisfying day for all...
|"Perfect, I had so much fun!" says giddy Max back at the parking lot.|
"Hey, you owe us our 'end of run' pork treats!" states all-business Zorro waiting for me to dish
out the 'end of run' snacks.
A fast day covering 9.1 miles with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 59 days on the trails covering 496.8 miles with 53,150 feet of elevation climbed.