Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pretty Day

A pretty day on the trails as we skijored up & over Sally Barber Mine and then out & back in French Gulch.
Trotting by the historic Sally Barber Mine. We are still in the morning shade at this point but
you can see the clear blue sky for the making of a beautiful day once the sun gets above the

The main point of the Sally Barber Mine Trail? Zoom - up, down and around on a fast trail.
Zipping along Sally Barber still in the "morning shade" of the trees and mountains.

Once done with Sally Barber, it was then time to go out & back in French Gulch:
Out of the "mountain shade" and into sunny French Gulch. Such a beautiful morning.

The main point of the French Gulch Trail? Moosing (the search for moose). We encountered a few fresh smelling moose tracks crossing the trail until the scent of moose drew our full attention into the forest...
"Ding, ding, ding - found one across the gulch and in the trees!" declare the moose staring pair.
Their noses lead them off the trail to stare into the trees. I followed their focus and, sure
enough, I spotted a moose camouflaged in the trees watching us as intensely as we were
watching her!

Fast run on Sally Barber followed by moosing in French Gulch - great day: 8.3 miles traveled with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 64 days on the trails covering 542.5 miles with 57400 feet of elevation climbed.

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