"Good Morning!" from the Sally Barber Speedway! Zoom...
|Flying along the Sally Barber Speedway (aka Sally Barber Mine Trail).|
Sally Barber is one of our favorite "fast trails". There are lots of open straightaways to uncork the engine and the terrain is typically wide & fast packed. Today was a great example of how fast we can skijor Sally Barber. I decided to rename this trail the "Sally Barber Speedway" in tribute to today's fast outing. Partway along the trail and I stopped us for a minute or so to adjust my equipment...
|"You about ready? I certainly am!" declares happy Max checking on my status.|
"Engine on, foot hovering over the gas pedal. Can I get a 'green light' on this trail?" asks
all-business Zorro trying to patiently wait for my release command.
What happens when you pause the skijoring machine on a fast trail? Well, it is BOOOOM when you finally give the release. Watch as I utter the softest "Ok" and that is enough to launch Max & Zorro and flying along the trail we go - boooom then zooooom!
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Sally Barber Speedway is fast & fun but it is also short. So, after a quick sprint in the speedway it was time to add an "out & back" in Moose Gulch (aka French Gulch) to the outing.
|"Moose tracks and they smell very fresh!" exclaims Max.|
"I know, I know and I think they went this way!" states Zorro staring left for moose.
|"Scent of moose! Our noses say they must be nearby in the forest!" declare the moose|
Unfortunately, despite "tracks of moose" and "scent of moose" we failed to spot an actual moose on the outing today. Not a problem, though, still a great time had by all.
|At our turnaround point in French Gulch.|
"Really? I will turnaround, but my nose says keep going for moose!" states happy Max.
"Okay, I think the scent is stronger behind us anyway!" exclaims happy Zorro.
Sally Barber Speedway to Moose Gulch - what a fun outing: 8.9 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 51 days on the trails covering 433.0 miles with 45800 feet of elevation climbed.