The human thought it was a wee bit chilly this morning. Just the human...
As we drove to the trailhead, the thermometer in the Jeep hit -18F and then "warmed" to -16F once we finally parked and got started. What does a Siberian Husky do at -16F?
|"So hot - rolling to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max in the upper clip.|
-16F shows the Jeep thermometer in the middle clip.
"On fire! rub a dub dub!" displays silly Zorro rolling in the snow in the lower clip.
Here is an interesting compare & contrast from the trail conditions today:
|Flying along in Lower French Gulch - zoooooom!|
|Launching ourselves through 2 feet of powder. What trail breakers!|
|Landed from the launch and now swimming in 2 feet as we prepare for the next launch!|
Given the temperatures, the human cut the outing short. But, we were flying along the top plowed lower & middle French Gulch. I thought we were going to hit 8 miles at the pace we were setting and then we hit the 2 feet of untouched powder to break trail in upper French Gulch. A fun combination of "fast down low" and "breaking trail up high": 6.6 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 52 days on the trails covering 399.9 miles with 41,600 feet of elevation climbed. Had I realized we were 0.1 miles from 400, I certainly would have gone another 0.1. Max & Zorro were perfectly comfortable, after all, and saw no reason why the unnecessary human was turning around earlier than normal :)