Kicking up Powder in May as we cruise by 1200 miles for the season!
|Powering through 10+ inches of pow, pow, powder - wheeee!|
We had an interesting outing this morning as we toured Sally Barber and French Gulch. The Sally Barber trail had snow on it 2 days ago and, as the saying goes, "snow sticks to snow." The French Gulch trail was mud 2 days ago and, well, snow dies in mud. 8-12 inches of snow fell overnight leading to the following: (1) snow sticks to snow so Sally Barber found us breaking trail in 8-12 inches! (2) snow dies in mud so most of the new snow died on French Gulch and only the last 1-3 inches were able to finally collect above the mud. What a difference in what happened to our 8-12 inches of new snow!
The only "bad news" of the day was the fussy GoPro. It has happened 3 times this season that it shuts off partway into our outing and refuses to come back on and record. It has a charge and it has enough memory; but it just refuses to operate. After I get it home and charge the battery & erase the videos, it magically starts working again. As a result, I have barely any footage of our outing this morning...
|Snorkeling along the Sally Barber Trail - May POW!|
Finally, a quick video of us "kicking up powder" as we work hard to plow through the morning's fresh powder - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
Working hard to break trail (with some footage) on Sally Barber then going fast to lay fresh tracks (with no footage) on French Gulch: 8.1 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 140 days on the trails covering 1206.0 miles with 126,950 feet of elevation climbed. 1200 miles and counting...