Such happy sled dogs at our turnaround point in French Gulch this morning!
|Smiles all around!|
It started out PERFECT. A few pre-existing but still soft tracks and some nice powder in the shoulders and middle. Nice shot of the "tow rope trio" towing me up & out French Gulch:
|Beautiful early morning conditions!|
|Trio of tracks, trio of sled dogs. Wheeee!|
|"That's just plain EVIL!" express Jack & Rudy.|
"Let's go knock it over!" suggests Zorro :)
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To be fair, there are a handful of private cabins in French Gulch and the owners are allowed to contract any plow service they want to access their cabins. BUT.... But, the agreement between the county and the owners is the following: You may plow the access road IF and ONLY IF you leave 4+ inches of snow on the trail for backcountry enthusiasts.
Ok, I can live with that agreement, but here is what we found once we got past the devil plow:
|"Um, we might be only 2 years old, but we know this isn't 4 inches of snow on the trail!"|
says smart beyond their years Jack & Rudy.
|"Really? You can make it?" asks concerned Zorro.|
I put all my weight on my left leg and was able to cross cautiously
|"We can forget about the plow and move on to 'end of run' treats!" says the fun trio.|
2019/2020 Season to Date: 92 days on the trails covering 629.3 miles with 58,150 feet of elevation climbed.