Look who we ran into at the French Gulch Trailhead this morning!
|"Hello mother & child moose! Yikes!"|
Needless to say, I took this photo from inside the Jeep!
Once it was safe to get out of the car, we were thrilled to find miles of untouched fresh snow on the popular French Gulch Trail. Such a treat to get the chance to lay fresh tracks on this trail!
|Wheeee - laying fresh tracks on French Gulch. The prints down the trail in front of us are|
fox tracks. Nothing but us and a fox on the morning's fresh snow!
|Laying freshies in the morning shade. So peaceful.|
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I turned us around earlier than normal in the gulch so that we could skijor the road. Knowing we'd been out in the gulch long enough for the moose to be gone, we got to skijor the road and sniff fairly recent moose prints. Yum!
|"Oooh, these ARE fresh smelling!" say Max & Zorro dipping their noses into the moose|
tracks all around us. Look at the size of that moose footprint in the lower left of this photo.
What big & beautiful animals (from a distance :)
Moose at the trailhead, fresh tracks in the gulch and then moose prints to finish off the day: 9.1 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 86 days on the trails covering 705.8 miles with 76,200 feet of elevation climbed.