Yay for the shade on the lower section of the Middle Fork Trail in Swan Valley!
|Great November 5th conditions as we started the day in the shade on the Middle Fork|
Trail in Swan Valley!
|Yikes! Barely enough snow to keep the skis on! Luckily my partners know to slow to a|
trot when conditions are sketchy!
Then, once we got up in elevation a bit, it was as I expected - great upper elevation snow! The only drawback was the trail had been driven by 4WD vehicles, so it was a bit tracked up and tested all of my ski abilities to stay upright behind my sprinting trio :)
|Great snow in the upper elevations as I am riding the skis in the track behind Jack while|
Zorro & Rudy run in the tracks to the left.
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I had to take my skis off once to walk over a stretch of exposed ground. Once back on snow I stopped to put the skis back on. Did I say "stopped"? Well, you know what that means from the youngsters...
|"Back on snow, I'll wait for you to get in the skis!' says happy & polite Zorro.|
"Stopped = rolling in snow!' demonstrates Rudy.
"Rolling AND eating snowcones - I'm talented!" adds snow rolling & eating Jack.
|"Perfect! Hand out the treats!" says the happy & focused trio.|
2019/2020 Season to Date: 15 days on the trails covering 89.9 miles with 8850 feet of elevation climbed.