Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Second, First, Second

A welcome layer of fresh snow on one of our favorite sets of trails today - wheeee!
Racing along the Sally Barber Mine Trail. Look closely and you see Zorro is running in the
existing track in the fresh snow while Max is enjoying 2-3 inches of fresh powder on his toes!

We were second to the fresh snow on the Sally Barber Mine Trail as you have to get up really early (typically sunrise) to be the first tracks on this popular trail. Oh well, still fun to sleep a little longer and still be second tracks on the trail.

Today's short video excerpt comes from our fun running along the Sally Barber Mine Trail. Watch the video closely (or, better yet, click the settings icon and watch in HD to get a really clear video) and you can see Zorro is running in the solo existing track most of the time while Max is enjoying the shallow layer of fresh snow on his toes some of the time and sharing the set track with Zorro the rest of the time.
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As I said, we were seconds tracks on the Sally Barber Mine Trail; yet we were first tracks on the French Gulch Trail!!! Woo Hoo - freshies in French Gulch:
Aahhh - fresh snow on all the toes!

For most of the outing on French Gulch, we were first tracks in the snow; but we were second tracks for a short section of the trail. Who was first tracks? MOOSE!!!! We will happily be second tracks to moose any day!
"Oh boy - following fresh moose tracks!!!!!" say Max & Zorro enjoying one of their favorite
trail activities! Look closely and you can see the moose prints going along the trail in front
of us.

Time to turnaround in the last, upper meadow in French Gulch and head back to the trailhead...
"I'm game! Let's head back!" expresses happy Max.
"Deal - the moose tracks were back that way!" states intense Zorro ready to head back towards
the tracks & scents of moose.

Second tracks on Sally Barber, first tracks on French Gulch with a short section of second tracks to moose: 8.7 miles with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 78 days on the trails covering 674.8 miles with 71,450 feet of elevation climbed.

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