Saturday, May 6, 2017

Last Sally Barber

Our last run on the Sally Barber Mine Trail this season.
Fun run but sad to see Sally Barber drying up...

Love this fun interaction between Max & Zorro at our turnaround point of the morning:
"You sure roll a lot of snow angels. You been 'sippin the sauce'?!?" asks Zorro to snow
rolling Max. "Ah, feels so good, you should try it!!!" responds funny Max.
Here's the sad evidence as to why Sally Barber is done for the season:
Barely enough snow to go and temperatures were above freezing this morning and should
top 60F today. This narrow strip will probably be all dirt tomorrow (along with many
other sections that looked similar to this).
But, if you get past the dwindling snow at the lower elevation trailheads, it was still very nice up higher. As we crested at Sally Barber Mine, the terrain was all snow with a solid crust that could hold our weight! Wheeee!
Cruising by Sally Barber Mine. So nice up high but all the trailhead entrances will be
void of snow tomorrow.
At Sally Barber Mine, you can connect onto a narrow side trail called "Trail of Tears". This is a fun trail albeit extremely narrow through the trees. It takes a lot of trust in the team to skijor this trail!
This really is the trail as we weave through tight trees touring the forest.

We cut this morning's outing short due to rising temperatures. A short but still very fun time had by all: 6.4 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 146 days on the trails covering 1223.5 miles with 130,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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