Monday, February 8, 2016


Some like the smell of a campfire early in the morning.
Some like the smell of bacon cooking early in the morning.
And some like the smell of fresh moose early in the morning!
"Aahhh - the 'scent of moose' to the right! What a wonderful aroma!" declares Max getting
a nose full of "moose scent" as we trot along the trail.

I have mentioned this before... Only the scent (or sight) of moose can draw Max & Zorro off the trail. That is, only moose are above skijoring...
"Let me through, I want to smell it too!" states Zorro trying to join Max in the scent of moose.
"My favorite aroma!" sniffs Max.

I was able to correct them from drifting completely off the trail in the prior photo. But, sometimes the scent of moose is just too much to ignore!
"Such a strong aroma -we must pause and look!" declare the moose seekers.
Sure enough, I followed their stare into the trees across the gulch and saw a camouflaged
moose moving through the trees.

In addition to the entertaining moose distraction, it was a beautiful morning for a skijor in French Gulch:
Beautiful day, beautiful terrain - wheeee!

We did the fast Sally Barber Mine Trail before skijoring French Gulch. Here's a short video clip of us skijoring our favorite section of this trail. A quick left, a quick right and then a 'pedal to the metal' straightaway - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Great morning for a skijor and to fill your nose with moose aroma: 8.4 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 73 days on the trails covering 619.1 miles with 65350 feet of elevation climbed.

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