We started this morning's skijor at sunrise, we finished with the sun just barely over the mountains and bright & low in the sky!
|The human barely visible against the low & bright sun.|
The Siberians in the usual "all smiles" as we conclude today's skijor run.
The result? Well, we had 3-5 inches of new snow overnight and, without the county plows out yet, we were able to skijor French Gulch Road "out & back" from where it transitions from town to county service. As I said, on a typical day the plows would have been on the road before we could get started a 1/2 hour after sunrise!
|Whee - riding up French Gulch Road in MARCH behind my power trio.|
What a rare treat!
As I alluded to above, we did an "out & back" on French Gulch Road. We started down the road before the French Gulch Trailhead Parking Lot and skijored up & past the lot onto the beginning of the French Gulch Trail. We turned around just a 100 yards or so past the parking lot as we wanted to skijor back down the road before the plows woke up.
Ok, a short "out & back", what do you think Jack did at the turnaround point?
|"Hi sir, shall I pose for a happy face shot?" asks mellow Zorro.|
"Camera, shmamera, coming through!" says all-business Jack.
"WOOOOOOOO!" adds Rudy the Woo.
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A little further down the road and sun has finally risen over the mountains behind us. Love the poofs behind Zorro as he is running in shallow powder in a tire track. Love the big poofs behind Jack as Powder Jack has found the deepest part of the available snow to frolic in. Meanwhile, monster Rudy takes the set tire track to go FAST!
|Whee, poofs for the cool blacks|
and set tracks for the fast red.
|"YES - that was FUN!" as we have smiles all around from the|
happy trio at our end of run group meeting :)
Unique terrain for a full outing with fun Zorro: 4 miles traveled with 250 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2019/2020 Season to Date: 127 days on the trails covering 859.9 miles with 78,650 feet of elevation climbed.