Friday, March 13, 2015

Rare Treat

A rare treat today - laying fresh tracks on the popular (east) side of the Sally Barber Mine Trail!
Zooming along enjoying the morning's 2-3 inches of fresh snow to ourselves!

We got a later than usual start to our outing this morning as we were letting the morning snowfall collect since we knew the lower part of our planned French Gulch leg to the outing was in need of new snow. Imagine our exciting surprise when we found the most popular section of the Sally Barber Mine Trail untouched, allowing us the rare treat of laying fresh tracks on this section of trail!

I have a great video of the fun on Sally Barber but youtube is in a fuss today and won't load in a timely fashion. Do people post lots of "Friday the 13th Videos" or something? Oh well, just imagine a video counterpart to the prior photo...

After skijoring the west & east sides of Sally Barber, it was off to French Gulch to skijor out & back on this trail. The out direction was more laying fresh tracks fun:
Fresh snow for our toes! Wheeee!

After cruising up the gulch, it was time to turnaround and be "second tracks to our first tracks" the entire way back. It is amazing how quiet it was on these two popular trails this morning!
Flying back down the gulch in the tracks we laid on the way out.

A fun day had by all:
"Yep - a GREAT time!" expresses happy Max at our turnaround point in French Gulch.
"Hey - down in front! I'm having a great time too!" expresses happy Zorro whose cute smile
is unfortunately eclipsed by Max. I could see his happy face since I am taller than the GoPro
on my chest - trust me, he had the happiest expression!

A great morning with fresh snow bringing the lower section of French Gulch back to life: 8.9 miles with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 99 days on the trails covering 857.4 miles with 91,050 feet of elevation climbed.

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