Saturday, April 18, 2015


It was a Pow Wow of Powder far back in French Gulch this morning!
Breaking trail in 8+ inches of fresh, fun powder.

We are in the midst of a wonderful mid-April snowstorm the last few days. The snow has been wet, sticky and heavy below 10,000 feet elevation, so we have spent our days higher. Between 10,000 and about 10,500 feet, the snow has been a bit wet but not too much. Above 10,500 it has been Champagne Powder in April!

The further we went today, the deeper it got. Max & Zorro were practically swimming in snow at points along the way:
Swimming or jogging? Hard to tell :-)

We did a loop around the last meadow in French Gulch (instead of our typical out & back), so we were breaking trail the entire circle. What fun!
Our "out direction" was along the trees across the meadow to the right. We were having so much
fun that we came back on the left side of the meadow to continue breaking trail.

Why do we love skijoring French Gulch so much? Moose!
Pausing to watch a big brown moose body move through the trees across the meadow.
Always fun for Max & Zorro to get the scents, sounds and sights of moose.
Always fun for the human when the moose is far away!

So happy this mid-April storm has brought the French Gulch Trail back to life:
"So much fun - let's go find the moose!" exclaim the happy pair at a quick pause on the trail
this morning.

Happily "slowed by snow" on our outing today as we were breaking trail deep in French Gulch for miles: 7.9 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 125 days on the trails covering 1077.3 miles with 113,750 feet of elevation climbed.

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