Monday, February 23, 2015

Great Partners

A fun day running Sally Barber & French Gulch this morning!
"YES!!!! A very fun day!" exclaim happy Max & Zorro looking back at me during a
quick pause on the trail.

Skijoring the Sally Barber Mine Trail was fast and fun...
Zooming through a left in the trail as we fly along the Sally Barber Mine Trail.
Slowing to a moderate trot as we exchange happy glances with a pair of snowshoers on the trail.

The French Gulch Trail was fast then deep...
Zipping along the tight (but two Siberians wide) French Gulch Trail - wheeee!
As is always the case with French Gulch after fresh snow - we eventually out-ski all existing tracks
and find ourselves breaking trail far back in the gulch. An aerobic 1.5 miles setting the track in
the morning's fresh snow!

Today's video highlight showcases my extraordinary skijor partners. We all know they want to fly along the trails; but they are smart enough to understand "human preservation". When we approach difficult obstacles they will almost always slow to a safe trot without a word from me as they take me by, through, over or under the obstacle in the most "human preserving" fashion. "Well, better to slow to a safe trot and keep the human alive for another day!" state my smart partners!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

8.9 miles of fun on Sally Barber and in French Gulch with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 86 days on the trails covering 745.3 miles with 79,200 feet of elevation climbed.

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