Our first run of the season on the fun & fast Sally Barber Mine Trail - wheeee!
|Flying along the trail as Max & Zorro have each taken one set track for themselves while|
I glide down the middle powder. Such fun!
As I said - the Sally Barber Mine Trail is fun & fast - watch for yourself. Nice cornering to start the video and then into an open straightaway as we put the pedal to the metal!
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While Sally Barber is fun & fast, it is also short (for sled dogs), so we typically connect this trail to French Gulch and do an out & back in the gulch. French Gulch is much less popular with XC skiers than Sally Barber, so we typically out-ski any existing tracks and find ourselves breaking trail far back in the gulch:
|What a difference - from "sally barber fast" to "french gulch trail breaking!"|
I had to pause for a quick equipment adjustment and...
|"You are stopped, so I'll roll a snow angel to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max.|
"Geez you two, the things I must put up with to get some exercise!" says serious Zorro.
Fast on Sally Barber and then slowed by breaking trail in French Gulch: 8.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 17 days on the trails covering 140.9 miles with 14400 feet of elevation climbed.