Max is not shy about letting you know if you are "too slow" getting ready at the trailhead :)
|"BORING!!!!! BORING!!! What's taking SOOOO LONG?!?" exclaims impatient Max.|
Anyway, on to today's outing.... You may have noticed that references to one of our favorite trails, French Gulch, have been missing for almost a month. Well, French Gulch is one of the first trails to "dry out" and we need big Spring storms to bring it back to life. After an abnormally dry March, we are finally in a pattern of Spring storms. In the past 24 hours, Breckenridge Ski Resort has got 15 inches of new snow and we had at least 7 at home. So, it was time to see if this storm finally had enough snow to bring French Gulch back to life.
Success!!! See below, this is "lower French Gulch" and was dirt & mud just 48 hours ago! It is not the prettiest of trails, but it was enough snow to go.
|Woo Hoo, back on French Gulch!|
Here we are in "mid French Gulch" - beautiful!
|Laying fresh tracks in about 4 inches of new snow. Yay!|
|Boom! Slowed to a trail breaking crawl in over 18 inches of fresh powder in upper|
|I'm following Zorro for this stretch as Max has taken the left track for himself.|
|Wheeee, zipping along lower French Gulch.|
2016/2017 Season to Date: 121 days on the trails covering 1010.2 miles with 107,000 feet of elevation climbed.