Friday, March 6, 2015

Wide to Narrow

A great day for rolling dual snow angels to cool off after running in the bright sun!
"Aahh - cooling off together in the upper meadow of French Gulch!" say the snow angel
rolling brothers.

Today's 9 mile run had the full range of trail widths...

The Sally Barber Mine trail was fast packed and just wide enough to open up the throttle as we sprinted side by side:
Zoom, zoom, zooming along the Sally Barber Mine Trail!

The lower section of French Gulch was plowed (yes, plowed - UGH!) and wide:
Barely enough snow on the plowed trail to keep the throttle open.
Look at how high the snow walls are on each side of us - this should be the snowpack on
French Gulch if some idiot hadn't plowed it!!!!!

The upper section of French Gulch was a narrow single track weaving us through the incredible snowpack in the upper part of the gulch:
Narrow trail only one Siberian wide - Max trotting in lead.
Still one Siberian wide in the upper gulch but now Zorro running in lead - wheeee.

Great conditions on Sally Barber, great conditions in upper French Gulch but plowing atrocity in lower French Gulch: 9.2 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 94 days on the trails covering 812.0 miles with 86,550 feet of elevation climbed.

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