A Peaceful Day running some of the lesser used trails on this otherwise very busy holiday weekend!
|"What a great day!" say my happy pair looking back when I announced time to|
turnaround and head back the direction we came.
There was a beautiful sun beaming bright whenever we were out of the shadow of trees:
|Gliding "into the sun" as a break in the trees exposes the super bright morning sun!|
Today's route took us by numerous old, abandoned mining cabins and mines themselves. Zorro always cracks me up when we jog by old cabins as he is soooo nosy that he must inspect every building as we glide by.
We like this route as we spend most of the day gliding through the forest and are eventually treated with a wide open meadow 1000 feet up from where we started. We always do 2-4 loops (of different configurations) around the meadow before heading back the same route we used to climb in.
|Coming out of the forest and into one of our favorite open meadows.|
The meadow is frequented by snow machines; but we have never seen a non-motorized human as it is a difficult climb to get here from any direction. The machines always leave some nice tracks for us to use as we make circles and figure eights around the meadow:
As I said, a peaceful day staying on lesser used trails: 8.1 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 80 days on the trails covering 690.6 miles with 73,050 feet of elevation climbed.