Saturday, December 5, 2015


A fast day in lower/mid French Gulch and moose seeking in upper French Gulch!
Zipping along the fast packed trail in the mid section of French Gulch - wheeee!

Today was a rare day this season in French Gulch as we failed to spot a single moose! But, we found plenty of moose tracks, our noses sensed plenty of moose odor and we found plenty of moose droppings. Upper French Gulch was "everything moose" except for an actual sighting. Oh well, moose smells and tracks are mighty entertaining in themselves...

Paused as the "scent of moose" is clearly all around us as Max & Zorro are scanning left, right and
forward with "eau de moose" filling the air.
"Scanning to the right, where are they!" exclaims excited Max.
"I'm looking, I'm looking - cannot find them to the left either!" answers excited Zorro.

As I mentioned, moose tracks were prevalent all over upper French Gulch. We followed a few here and there but never found the owners...
"They have been this way!" say the moose seeking pair as we follow moose post holes
into the forest.
After a fun time filling our noses with "eau de moose", it was time to head back to the trailhead. We typically have a few unapproved antics on the trail each season that turn into a Siberian Wrestle. Today was almost one, but I caught it just in time at let out a "forward" command to right the ship...

Flying along the French Gulch Trail when Max starts making some mischievous glances at Zorro. All is fine until about 11-12 seconds into the video when Zorro decides to talk back. Luckily I caught the return glance and a quick "forward" command got us going again!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Fast in mid/lower French Gulch and moose seeking in upper French Gulch making for an 8.8 mile outing with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 28 days on the trails covering 233.6 miles with 23850 feet of elevation climbed.


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    1. It is almost as much to write about each outing as doing the real thing (almost, though, live is still better :)