Friday, March 31, 2017

Sally Barber

A fun day skijoring up, down and around Sally Barber Mine.
Riding behind the skijoring bullet trail! Zoom!
Our typical skijor outings involving Sally Barber include both the Sally Barber Mine Trail and the French Gulch Trail as Sally Barber by itself is too short for Max & Zorro to get sufficient exercise. Unfortunately, though, the French Gulch Trail is down to dirt as it is one of the first trails to dry up in Spring.

So, in order to get sufficient exercise, we got creative and did the Sally Barber Mine Trail twice with an out & back on a side trail at the mine to mix something new in the middle. Max & Zorro don't like to repeat trails often but I was able to convince them to do a repeat today. It helped immensely that they caught the "scent of moose" both times we were on the east side of the mine. You can repeat any trail with moose motivation :)

Second time passing by the mine, everybody having a good time?
"Yes, fantastic outing!" declares happy Zorro.
"Yes, indeed, but since you stopped, I have plans...." smirks Max.

"Since you stopped, I'll roll snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max.
"Yum, yum - tasty snowcones today!" says snow eating Zorro.

The Sally Barber Mine Trail has some nice wide & open straightaways where Max & Zorro know I will let them floor it. Today's short video highlight is one such straightaway. Come along as we top 20 MPH. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Up, down and around Sally Barber Mine: 8.7 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 116 days on the trails covering 968.6 miles with 102,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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