Monday, January 18, 2016

Fast to Deep

It was "fast fresh tracks" to "deep trail breaking" in French Gulch this morning!
We added a bit of the Little French Gulch trail to our outing. At our turnaround point in
Little French. "What a fun day!" exclaim my happy partners.

The lowest part of French Gulch was wide enough for us to still get the opportunity to lay fresh tracks on one side of the trail:
Existing set of ski tracks to the left, so we chose the light layer of fresh snow to the right.

We were then first tracks on a light layer of fresh snow in mid French Gulch:
Zipping along in an inch or so of fresh snow.

We were first tracks in deepening snow in the upper section of French Gulch:
Breaking trail in about 6-7 inches of fresh powder - wheeee!

Eventually, far back in French Gulch, it got so deep that we switched to single file skijoring to alternate who was the trail breaking leader in 14+ inches of fresh powder:
Lead the way Max! He is the most incredible trail breaker with his long legs!

We were in French Gulch, so....
Our noses pulled us off the trail with the "scent of moose" and, sure enough, we spotted one
deep in the forest. Too far to get on camera but close enough to get in the nose!

Fast fresh tracks to deep trail breaking in French Gulch: 7.4 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 58 days on the trails covering 492.3 miles with 51800 feet of elevation climbed.

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