Friday, January 20, 2017


Doing some serious trail breaking far, far back in French Gulch this morning!
Love this shot of Max & Zorro powering through the powder. You can see a side glimpse of
Max's happy smile as they love powering through powder! Wheeee!
The morning's outing took us out & back in French Gulch. We have not had much new snow in the last few days, so the majority of the outing was uncorked and fast on the frequently used terrain:
Zoom we go as I am gliding along behind the Siberian Bullet Train!
We slowed a little in upper French Gulch as the trail got a little narrower:
No longer sprinting, but still trotting at a nice pace on a narrow trail.
We did hit the brakes twice - both for moose tracks intersecting the trail, Here is one stoppage :)
"These smell VERY fresh! Where's the moose?!?" ask my moose inspecting pair sniffing the
moose tracks that crossed the trail.
Note that the real trail goes forward in front of us in the prior photo although it is barely visible. All tracks ended by the next set of trees and we were breaking trail as shown in the first photo.

Unfortunately we did not see any of the elusive moose. We have run into lots of moose tracks recently to fill our noses; but the visuals have been scarce lately...

Every once in a while one of my partners will back off the gangline to give me a fun glance of approval. Max & Zorro so love the snow and skijoring:
"I'm having a BLAST today - how about you?" asks cute little Zorro taking a quick opportunity
to glance back approvingly before continuing forward.
A primarily fast day on the well traveled parts of French Gulch with a little trail breaking and moose sniffing in the upper elevations: 9.8 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 63 days on the trails covering 495.3 miles with 52,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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