Friday, January 1, 2016

All Terrain

A fun day on all ranges of terrain in French Gulch.
About to start the ascent up to French Pass when the brakes when on and the "moose noses"
were firing in all directions!
"I think they are to the right!" exclaims happy Max.
"No, I think behind us to the left!" states Zorro the serious moose hunter.
It was a rare day in French Gulch this skijoring season as we failed to spot a moose. But, we did find fresh smelling moose tracks and the "scent of moose" in the air got the attention of Max & Zorro's noses many times. There were nearby somewhere, we just never spotted them...

The terrain was fast, fast, fast today as we skijored the entire length of French Gulch in record time and then went halfway up French Pass as nobody had enough exercise to turn around. Come along for the fun:
Lower French Gulch: fast, packed & wide - Zoom!
Middle French Gulch: zipping along in a snowmobile track.
Upper French Gulch: trotting in a single track. The end of this meadow is the end of French
Gulch and then you start climbing towards French Pass.

About halfway up French Pass and it was time to turnaround. We had been doing a little trail breaking before this turnaround point. Everybody ready to head back?
"No! I still smell moose ahead!" declares Zorro the moose surveyor.
"I agree, my nose says to continue onward too!" says Max.

A rare day without a moose sighting in French Gulch but still a very entertaining day: 8.4 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 46 days on the trails covering 389.0 miles with 41200 feet of elevation climbed.

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