Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Snow Day

Fresh snow falling on us the entire outing today - yay!
Running back the French Gulch Trail in the track we set ourselves on the way out - wheeee!

Snow was falling all day and the further back in French Gulch we skijored, the deeper it got. What a late March treat:
About 5 minutes from the trailhead and you can see snowflakes falling all around us
and Max's back is covered in snow.
Further we went, the deeper it got as we are now breaking trail in 6-7 inches of fresh powder.
Further = deeper as we enter the last open meadow of French Gulch.

I love the occasional "Hi, I'm having a blast!" glances I get from one or the other as we glide along the trail:
"Hi, I'm having a blast!" exclaims Zorro glancing back at me as we glide along.
"Someone has to keep this group going!" states 'all business' Max continuing to break
trail in 8+ inches of snow.

An approving look from Max at our turnaround point at the back end of the last meadow in French Gulch:
"Wheeee - what a day! Look at the snowflakes all around me!" exclaims happy Max.

We were happily "slowed by snow" today as we were laying fresh tracks to breaking trail the entire 'out direction' of our outing and then running in our own track the 'return direction': 7.7 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 108 days on the trails covering 932.6 miles with 99,050 feet of elevation climbed.

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