Monday, February 15, 2016

Fresh Snow

After a "far above normal" week of high temperatures and no new snow, we finally got a snow refresher yesterday and into today - yay!
"Aahhh - back to laying fresh tracks in cool temps!" demonstrate Max & Zorro.

We did our Sally Barber + French Gulch route this morning and found ourselves laying fresh tracks along most of Sally Barber and following a fresh snowmobile track in French Gulch. Great day!

1) Sally Barber Freshies:
Launching along the Sally Barber Mine Trail laying fresh tracks in about 3 inches of snow.
Trotting along as we crest by the historic Sally Barber Mine - wheeee!

2) Following a fresh snowmobile track out & back in French Gulch:
Zoom we go as following a snowmobile is like a paved trail to Nome!

It was French Gulch, so the possibility of moose encounters is ever present (and hoped for by Max & Zorro). But, we only got a slight tickle of moose scent in our noses on this morning's outing...
"Sniff.... Ah, scent of moose drifting in from the right!" declares 'sniff & trot' Max.
"Not strong enough scent, keep going!" declares Zorro unimpressed with the intensity of
the moose aroma.

First tracks on Sally Barber and second on the trail to a snowmobile in French Gulch - fun day: 8.4 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 77 days on the trails covering 655.0 miles with 69200 feet of elevation climbed.

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