Sunday, December 6, 2015

Found One

After failing to spot a moose in French Gulch yesterday (despite encountering tons of moose tracks), we succeeded this morning with a distant moose sighting - yay!

Flying along the fast packed lower French Gulch Trail - zoom!

Originally it was playing out the same as yesterday - lots of moose tracks, lots of "scent of moose" but no sightings. But, as we got far, far back into French Gulch suddenly we had a moose sighting across the meadow in the forest!
"Ding, ding ding - found one!" say the intense moose watching pair as we watched a big
brown moose body saunter up into the trees across this meadow.

Found one - cross the meadow to try and get a closer look...
Max & Zorro are literally swimming in the deep snow as we approach the other side of the
meadow to look for the moose up in the forest. You can see moose tracks going perpendicular
in front of us; but the moose moved further up into the forest and only gave us a glimpse of
him from a distance.

Coming down the fast packed trail and I called out "wait" as I needed to pause for a quick equipment adjustment...
"Huh, that sounded like 'wait' - no way!" says puzzled Max.
"Dude, are you crazy, look at the fast, open trail in front of us!" declares astonished Zorro.

Today's short video clip showcases some of our excellent skijoring teamwork...

Zipping along the trail when we start to approach the French Gulch winter gate with its narrow opening. Watch as my skijor partners understand the teamwork needed to slow down and get the human through the narrow opening safely.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A beautiful morning touring around French Gulch covering 8.2 miles with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 29 days on the trails covering 241.8 miles with 24950 feet of elevation climbed.

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