Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Zoom Day

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!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

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.

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